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Jan 13, 2013, 08:17 AM
Gonesewin
You REALLY SHOULD check out the COF 2013 blog! AGENDA is published :)
Who is excited to spend some time with 60 of your closest quilty friends in the WARM, FRIENDLY, farmlands of Pennsylvania???


As we get closer to the RETREAT dates there'll be information there that you JUST DON"T WANT TO MISS!!!

BLOG --> http://cof2013.blogspot.com/

This message has been edited. Last edited by: Gonesewin,


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Jan 13, 2013, 11:11 AM
DJBrown
Lori that is such a cute puppy on the blog. We haven't had much snow in northern IL, but I do love the clean look of it.

On a quilty note, What am I going to do with that challenge fabric? :-P
Jan 14, 2013, 04:55 PM
patty j
Sounds like you are hosting a wonderful retreat Lori, I even had fun looking at the Sunday Surprise Cute idea. Hope others check out your blog. Have fun.


http://www.passion4sewing.com
Jan 14, 2013, 05:15 PM
Gonesewin
DJ Brown - I am still wondering the same thing...

Me too Patty j Big Grin


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Jan 14, 2013, 06:06 PM
rondiquilts
Lori, I have referred to the blog several times. You have lots of information there we need to read and refer back to.
I missed the Sunday tab this week. I will pay attention next Sunday.

Rondi


http://photos.yahoo.com/rondiquilts
Jan 14, 2013, 06:09 PM
Elainetoo
I try to go out every 3-4 days to see what's new on the blog.

I go along with "what to do with the project fabric.."?
Jan 16, 2013, 05:31 PM
Gonesewin
we still haven't gotten to #13...


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Jan 16, 2013, 05:55 PM
Auntie Reba
I tried to publish a fun event but I don't have a Profile name from one of those options.?????


http://cofharrisburg.shutterfly.com
Jan 16, 2013, 05:56 PM
headielamar
I finally have an idea for the challenge fabric. I think getting the idea is half the battle!!
Jan 16, 2013, 06:53 PM
DJBrown
So much to do around the area of the retreat, how do you decided if your time is limited?
Jan 16, 2013, 07:21 PM
Gonesewin
DJBrown, how did you post? Can you help Auntie Reba?


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Jan 17, 2013, 07:09 AM
Elainetoo
Oh, I missed the new tabs also. So much information available. Thank you.
Jan 17, 2013, 08:12 AM
DJBrown
Gonesew, I have a gmail account (gmail email). If you want users that do not have specific accounts to be able to post, you need to open comments up to anonymous users.

Normally I would say not to do that, but with the blog only being used for a few more months it shouldn't be too bad. You can monitor the comments and only release the ones with signatures, or delete any bad one once a day. Call me if you need help. But not today until after 5, I'm having a root canal at noon, by 5 I should be able to talk. Smile
Jan 17, 2013, 08:27 AM
Jane_Kiwi
Good luck DJBrown! I had 2 done and hearing other people describe them was WAY worse than having it done Smile Hope yours is as smooth as mine were.

Jane_Kiwi
Jan 18, 2013, 02:05 PM
Gonesewin
Ok, I've made it so any of us can leave comments.


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Jan 18, 2013, 07:58 PM
DJBrown
Im back! The DDS wasn't as bad as I had heard, but it wasn't what I would call a picnic. Big Grin

Still tender, and I go back in 3 weeks to finish the procedure. The best part is he is working on a tooth that has a crown. So he is drilling thru the crown and in the end says he will fill the 3 holes just like a cavity. Wait - thats the Best Part??? It should save me a little $ at least.

And on a quilty note: My QOV top is done, I will get a pic of it during the day tomorrow to post.

Deb
Jan 20, 2013, 06:52 AM
Gonesewin
I've had a couple root canals in my day - I would rather give multiple births!

Again we didn't reach 13 so, again, no prize this week.

I posted a new Sunday Sur-Prize though, hopefully more will join in!


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Jan 20, 2013, 09:27 AM
mcpatches
What? Should I answer now and be number 4 or 5 or wait till the end of the week when I could be number 12 or 13?
Jan 20, 2013, 09:34 AM
Gonesewin
I'd wait, just don't forget Wink


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Jan 20, 2013, 01:29 PM
aka Teddylady
Really? It's that slow? Here I've been trying to answer as soon as I can on Sunday because I thought that everyone would be playing. There is a lot to do in the area. I don't live that far away and I'm surprised at all there is to do. How do we have time for classes and other retreat activities?
Jan 20, 2013, 01:44 PM
royalboomer
Well, I think I found the answer but I don't have a gmail account any longer and don't want a new one. I won't post what I found so that someone else can find it Smile I do read what is there every so often but since I don't have one of those accounts I don't post anything Smile You may be getting more traffic than you realize.
Jan 20, 2013, 02:00 PM
Gonesewin
you may send a PM if you don't have email.

for some reason there aren't a lot playing. If things don't pick up I may start throwing the player's names in a hat and choosing a winner that way...


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Jan 20, 2013, 03:03 PM
Missmommy
I found the answer but Didn't jump on it this time. Maybe picking from a hat isn't a bad idea?
Jan 20, 2013, 03:21 PM
islandtime
Just what ARE the retreat activities? I haven't located a list anywhere, so it's rather difficult to plan anything else yet. Is there a link?


Elle~~

Jan 20, 2013, 03:45 PM
islandtime
I have the link for the blog, but I haven't seen a list for the "activities" - i.e., a "schedule". Is there one?


Elle~~

Jan 20, 2013, 03:56 PM
Gonesewin
Elle - et al...The "activities/agenda" won't come out until probably April or May.

Here is what happened in Branson and you can assume it'll be similar in Harrisburg.

FRIDAY - Sept 21st

7:00am ~ CONFERENCE ROOMS OPEN ~ COFFEE, TEA, WATER AVAILABLE
REGISTRATION IN GOLF VIEW ROOM TIL 12:45 pm
Bring FQ challenge projects - in BROWN BAG - will be set up to display

7:00 - 11:00am. - Sit, sew and visit. Get some of your pillow squares signed and passing out any gifts you may have brought for others. OR VISIT BRANSON UNTIL RETREAT STARTS @ 1:00

8:00am ~ CBQ will be doing Siggy Swap
Committee and helpers will be setting up sewing machines, FQ challenge and Row Robins

11-12:45pm ~ Lunch Break! (BRANSON ~ on our own)

1-3:30pm ~ RETREAT OFFICIAL BEGINS

Welcome and Special Guest~ Welcome
Get to Know you games ~Rainbow
Announcements~ FQ challenge voting (will have forms in welcome bags)
SHOW & TELL & GAMES ~ Please bring 1 show and tell item to this session, or talk about your Row Robin fun

3:30pm ~ Group Photo OUTSIDE {{Wear your RETREAT SHIRTS!}}

4:00 - 6:00pm ~ Classes 2 Hr classes

6-7:30pm ~ Kick Off Dinner Celebration!!
GUESTS AND GUEST SPEAKERS
Theme is: "WHAT QUILTERS DO IN LOVE"
Buffet dinner served

7:30pm ~ Boutique time set-up in Mulligan Room;
RMH ticket sales in CLUBHOUSE ROOM

8:00 - 10:00pm ~ FQ Bingo OR CHAT.

10:00pm ~ pack up Boutiques

11:00pm ~ CONFERENCE ROOMS LOCKED

SATURDAY - Sept 22

7:00am ~ CONFERENCE ROOM OPEN ~ COFFEE, AVAILABLE
8:00am ~ Meet at front entrance ~ Load Bus or pull your car around
Travel to Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild Show

Lunch on your own at show

1:00pm ~ Load bus for return trip and stop at Fabric Outlet

3:30pm ~ Return to Thousand Hills

4:00 - 6:00pm ~ Classes

6:15 - 7:30pm ~ Dinner served in CLUBHOUSE ROOM

7:30 - 8:00pm ~ Announcements. Set up boutiques etc

8:00pm ~ Open Boutiques, FQ challenge voting closes @ 8pm
RMH TICKET SALES ONLY TIL 9pm

8:00 -9:30pm ~ Classes or chat

9:30pm ~ FQ BINGO OR CHAT OR FREE TIME to finish projects, chat & relax

10:00pm ~ pack up Boutiques

11:00pm ~ CONFERENCE ROOMS LOCKED

SUNDAY - Sept 23rd

7:00am ~ Conference Rooms Opened ~ COFFEE, TEA & WATER will be served

8:00am ~ Announcements & welcome next hostess

8:30am ~ Quilt Raffle with Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks!!!!

FQ Challenge prizes announced
CLOSING THOUGHTS ON RETREAT

11:00am ~ Hotel check out for those leaving
Shuttle Riders can store in Conf Room
You can call that morning for availability if you would like a late check-out

11:30am ~ Lunch in meeting room

1:00 - 3:00pm ~ Classes~~

4:00 ~ CLOSING RETREAT & SHARING

5:00pm ~ RETREAT OFFICIALLY CLOSES
Packing, cleaning then dinner in town

8:00pm ~ NEED TO BE CLEANED OUT FOR HOTEL STAFF TO CLEAN


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Jan 20, 2013, 04:11 PM
Elainetoo
Sent in my answer - think I got it.

Thanks for opening the comments to Anonymous
Jan 23, 2013, 07:25 PM
Gonesewin
ttt


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Jan 23, 2013, 08:06 PM
gemsq
I think I found it too, but then the timing to respond is the next variable. Looking forward to the fun. Warm weather sounds good too.
Jan 24, 2013, 10:34 AM
rondiquilts
Come on ladies. Lets start playing this game on the blog. If more of us start playing I may have a chance to win a prize.
At any rate, if you haven't looked at blog recently there is a lot of neat information on there. I can't wait to see Pennsylvania!

Rondi


http://photos.yahoo.com/rondiquilts
Jan 24, 2013, 05:36 PM
sewlove2quilt
I'm having a bit of trouble when I click on the blog link...an 'error' messge pops up....it's got to be something w/ 'MY' laptop OR is anyone else having problems??

Guess I'll have to try later...



https://www.etsy.com/people/sewlove2quilt2

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Jan 25, 2013, 02:10 AM
AngelaC
I got in ok. I also sent my answer. Hope I wasn't too soon...or too late Roll Eyes
Jan 25, 2013, 09:25 AM
sewlove2quilt
I finally got in...don't know what the problrm was...I sent an email to the ? this week...probably too soon but it's FUN to play! Wink

THANKS for all your time/work Lori & committee!



https://www.etsy.com/people/sewlove2quilt2

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Jan 27, 2013, 07:33 AM
Elainetoo
I know the answer to #4! But it's too early to reply - we'll waffle until we think we can be number 13 in replying... Smile
Jan 27, 2013, 10:57 AM
rondiquilts
Lori! You are so sneaky! I had to look at page twice. So obvious that I kept overlooking it.

Rondi


http://photos.yahoo.com/rondiquilts
Jan 27, 2013, 08:04 PM
AngelaC
Big Grin

Wave ooh, ooh I know the answer!! Now to wait for just the right moment to answer. Can I be #13 2 weeks in row?? Big Grin
Jan 31, 2013, 01:58 AM
AngelaC
Got my Sunday Sur-prize prize today! A cute Snap-Happy bag & 2 FQ. One of 'em is our COF Challenge fabric...but I can't use it in my challenge piece Frown

Thanks Lori! Big Grin
Feb 02, 2013, 08:34 AM
Gonesewin
We only have 9 answers so far...If we don't come up w/ 13 I will put the correct answers into a basket and draw a winner Big Grin


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Feb 02, 2013, 10:02 AM
Elainetoo
Ok, I'll send an answer to bring it up to 10.
Feb 03, 2013, 07:12 AM
Gonesewin
We have a WINNER! aka Teddylady was the 13th person with the correct answer. I will get her prize out later this week.


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Feb 03, 2013, 12:16 PM
rondiquilts
That was so easy! Loved what you directed us too, I'm going back and looking later when I have more time.
Thank you for all the effort you are putting into this to keep us in the loop.
Rondi

Sent you an email with an answer for today's quiz.


http://photos.yahoo.com/rondiquilts
Feb 03, 2013, 09:15 PM
royalboomer
That's a really cool trip planner....lost myself in there for awhile Smile
Feb 04, 2013, 10:21 AM
sewlove2quilt
I just tried to check it out & again I couldn't get in...will re boot my pc and try checking again later.

I want to let ya'll know that I've started my 'lil gifties'!! Big Grin I rec'd a very cute Christm@s gift and got the patterns to make them! Big Grin



https://www.etsy.com/people/sewlove2quilt2

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Take time for kindness & for giving. Take time for friends & happy living!

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Feb 04, 2013, 01:12 PM
Gonesewin
Are you not able to get to the blog, the "site" isn't working, not able to log into the site or is the trip planner not working?


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


Feb 04, 2013, 04:27 PM
Missmommy
I just tried it and everything is working, including the username, password for the site.
Feb 05, 2013, 07:57 AM
Elainetoo
Great info. I send my reply yesterday.
Feb 05, 2013, 08:37 AM
DJBrown
Miss mommy. Password is COF2013. Make sure you have the caps lock on for the COF
Feb 05, 2013, 09:05 AM
Missmommy
DJ, I'm not having any problems, I was responding to someone else, but thanks
Feb 09, 2013, 12:26 PM
aka Teddylady
I received my Sunday Sur-prize yesterday--a cute pattern, a fat quarter and some more challenge fabric that I promise I will not use in my Challenge Quilt. Thanks, Lori. I am enjoying seeing what you come up with each week. You're doing a great job!
Feb 09, 2013, 08:33 PM
Gonesewin
Last chance to get your answer to me if you haven't already...


***********************************
“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html