|LOQG Quilt Retreat -
Our retreat is getting closer each day. Hopefully we will have all had our vaccines. Little Ocmulgee has promised to make everything as safe as humanly possible. One thing I think we still need to do is to bring our masks. When sitting as our machines, you don't have to wear one. However, when we get up and walk around, we need to put our mask on for everyone's safety. Now, that being said, I am SO looking forward to our retreat. As of now, we have 30 participants. Anyone else will be put on a waiting list. If you have not yet sent me your $25 for retreat, you may do so at any time. My address is: 112 Horseshoe Circle Eatonton, GA 31024. Although I do not anticipate a cancellation, if for some reason we do have to cancel, I will shred all checks received (unless you would like to receive your check back. If you haven't as yet made your room reservation, please do so ASAP. Be sure to tell them you are with Lake Oconee Quilt Guild. Since we had to change the dates, those who had already made reservations, Kaitlyn told me she would just advance everyone's reservation.
Everyone should plan on arriving sometime around or after lunch on April 6. I'm not sure what time we can check in, but everyone usually sets up their machine and area first. The side door will be open. Tuesday night, after dinner, we will meet in the room across the hall for a short meeting. Wednesday night, will be our usual game night - right, left, center. Anyone who has the dice, please bring them with you. Don't forget you quarters!! Thursday night, we will meet to show off what we have accomplished at retreat. There will be 2 stations for irons. Please leave your irons at home. Remember last year, we kept have the breakers tripped because there were too many irons one. we can take turns at the pressing stations!
I look forward to seeing everyone at the retreat. If you have any specific questions, please email me.
Here are comments from Sally and Kay on last year's retreat.
Kay Denjo's Fond Memories of Retreat:
Dear Fellow Quilters,
As I sit here at home, missing all of you, I thought I would write my fondest memories of our retreat on March 10-13. Little did we know that it would be out last outing until at least the end of April.
I thank God every day that I have this wonderful hobby of quilting to keep me busy and my mind off other things. It’s hard to believe that the whole world is shut down due to this virus!
The retreat was wonderful and I think back to all the friends and good times we had there. The retreat gifts were well received as everyone there got a sewing tray with a built in pincushion to keep near their sewing machine to hold all of our “Stuff”. These were made of the divided pickle dishes many of you donated. Kay Spors and Sally McKinley helped me fashion all of those. (See Photo on right)
Sally did a lot of shopping for door prizes which were given out at different times as we sewed each day. The “snack” table was overwhelming with goodies that everyone brought to share, which gave us energy as we sewed and sewed.
Sally McKinley's Recollections:
Retreat was SO much fun!!! Everyone was working on so many different projects. I had to just stop periodically and check out what everyone was doing. We had many squares for QOV done. Wednesday night was Game Night and from all the laughing, a good time was had by everyone who participated. There was even some money involved (wink, wink). A huge thanks to Kay Dejno and Kay Sport for the really creative pickle dishes which everyone received; not only were they beautiful, but very practical. Door prizes were also given out to all Attendees. I think, overall, our Retreat was a huge success and everyone had a really great time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Barbara Taylor, who had to leave early due to family illness. If anyone had a problem, please let me know so we can do better for our next Retreat. Also, any suggestions on improvements for our next Retreat would be greatly appreciated. Thank’s to everyone for making our Retreat a big success!