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Dec 31, 2012, 12:13 PM
rondiquilts
OFFICIAL COF 2013 Retreat thread - 1 in - 1 out...
Thanks Lori, I'll keep that in mind Ali!
Rondi


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Dec 31, 2012, 12:45 PM
needlecrazy
My check for next payment is in the mail — I hand-carried it into the post office myself, so it should be there in plenty of time.

I have not made reservations yet; still awaiting DH's decision on whether he is going or whether I will "batch" it or whether some mystery quilter will decide to join me at the last minute or whether I will ask for a roommie.


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Dec 31, 2012, 12:53 PM
Elainetoo
Sorry we're still seeing drop-outs. I know life gets in the way at times. Hope the rest of us can still plan on going and that others are able to fill the empty slots.
Dec 31, 2012, 03:00 PM
mcpatches
My check is in the mail, too. And Lori, GAQuilter has made our reservations.
Dec 31, 2012, 03:42 PM
Missmommy
Reservation has been made.
Dec 31, 2012, 05:26 PM
LisaP8
I reserved a room for me and headielamar.

Lisa Smile


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Jan 01, 2013, 01:20 PM
luvthosequilts
I put my check in the mail yesterday.


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Jan 01, 2013, 07:42 PM
motqltr
as a newbie and moved from waitlist, is the 1/4 yd for the RR or ???
Haven't made room reservations but will stay with (I don't remember) and her 13 y/o gd.
I am so excited.
Is there anything else I'm supposed to be doing, I sent in the balance of my pymt.


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Jan 01, 2013, 08:55 PM
Gonesewin
The 1/4 yard is a fabric that is given to each attendee to make whatever they want using the guidelines the fabric came with. A prize will be awarded to the ones voted "best _______". It is NOT part of the Round Robin. That is something that had to be signed up for.
If you've sent in your payment then there's nothing to do right now. Pretty soon we'll be announcing classes and having sign ups but it isn't time for that yet.
P.S. - Your roomie is Aliquilt Smile


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Jan 01, 2013, 10:14 PM
motqltr
I didn't receive a 1/4 yd, is that because I was moved from the waitlist?
Thanks for keeping track of my roommie...someone needs to keep me organized.


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Jan 02, 2013, 06:06 AM
Gonesewin
Probably. I'll get one out to you right away!


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Jan 02, 2013, 06:19 PM
muggomuggo
Check's in the mail....sorry it's so last minute.


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Jan 08, 2013, 02:17 AM
AngelaC
Lori, did you see that CitySandie will be dropping out? Frown
Jan 08, 2013, 05:00 AM
bluesnail
Unfortunately, I too will not be able to make it to the June retreat. It's just awful that Life doesn't always co-operate with my wants.


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Jan 08, 2013, 08:39 AM
Auntie Reba
Not someone else! Oh man! I was looking forward to parleying en francais encore!


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Jan 08, 2013, 10:23 AM
fishingwidow
Sorry about some of you having to drop out. Will miss seeing you. And I just made room reservations for me and Ang.

Mary
Jan 08, 2013, 11:40 AM
SavedSinnr
dang ... if only my boat would come in, I'd come and play Smile Y'all are gonna have SEW much fun! Lori's an awesome hostess! Big Grin And I will miss her sweet smile and cherry disposition Big Grin


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Jan 08, 2013, 09:50 PM
cksvett
This may have been covered, but I couldn't find it, but i may have missed it also.

About what time should I make my flight for on Sunday? What is planned for that day? Was making my reservations and wasn't sure what time to make it for????

Thanks... Chris
Jan 09, 2013, 06:24 AM
Gonesewin
good question cksvett - we're working on the schedule. We have to be out of the meeting rooms by 3PM on Sunday. The airport is only 15 mins from the hotel - but if you're depending on the shuttle, you'll be on their schedule.

LOTS of people arrive on Thursday - so if you can, you might want to be there then also. If not, then as early as you can on Friday.


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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 09, 2013, 08:23 PM
bjeannes
Sorry to say, but I too will not be able to attend as planned. Too much family/life happenings this year. Maybe next time.....


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Jan 09, 2013, 10:25 PM
Gonesewin
Say it ain't so! Sorry to hear that but there does seem to be a lot of that going around. We'll miss you Frown


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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, 02:01 PM
Gonesewin
To all those who have dropped out from attending retreat this year: Keep the 1/4yd fabric, there is no need to return it Smile


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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, 04:31 PM
City/Sandie
..thank you ...


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Jan 18, 2013, 04:51 PM
GAQuilter
Well I had a panic last week. I could not find the folder with all my retreat info and challenge fabric in it! Eek My sewing room did get some cleaning and I eventually found it. I had the kids and hubby in there looking, but I found it while cleaning!

Are we going to have a table for the I have this but don't need it's? A friend gave me a box and bag of fabric, But it is stuff I do not use like couderoy etc I will be happy to bring it for those that can use it! May be more after I clean that poor room more!

Big Grin


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Jan 18, 2013, 11:00 PM
rondiquilts
Lori! Thank you for the fun tab! My husband will be interested in all there is to do in the area. Can't wait to point it out to him when he gets home tomorrow. Many thanks!

If you haven't gone and looked at the addition to the blog you really need too!

Rondi


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Jan 20, 2013, 05:38 PM
ilovemy4kids
Sorry to say that I must drop out of the retreat. Frown However, I want to wish you all a WONDERFUL time and will eagerly await reading about all of your adventures in PA!

Blessings
Sandra


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Jan 20, 2013, 09:45 PM
City/Sandie
....aaaahh Sandra so sorry to hear that ... I know how much fun we had at the last one, we will both have to wit for pictures to be shared ...
I ended up with conflicts --- grandson should be getting his appts with Loma Linda ..


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Jan 23, 2013, 06:33 PM
Auntie Reba
Back to page 1


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Jan 26, 2013, 09:57 AM
Missmommy
Ttt
Jan 30, 2013, 08:49 PM
trble2'smom
Lori, I'm sorry to have to do this but I am dropping out also. Family stuff has come up and I have to change my plans. Boo-hoo, sob, sniffle. I had a great idea for the fabric challenge. Guess I'll have to save it for another retreat.

Judy
Jan 30, 2013, 09:10 PM
Gonesewin
Boo hoo, sniffle, sniffle - HOWNKKKK - I hate to do it but, ok, you're out.

PS> PM me your great plans for the challenge, would ya? I still don't know what to do...


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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 30, 2013, 09:19 PM
trble2'smom
Lori, I was going to take a *****, make a ^^^^^ for it, add some &&&& and a ##### and voila, a challenge that (for me) is thinking outside the box. :-)

Judy
Jan 31, 2013, 07:07 AM
Gonesewin
wow! That really doesn't help at all. Thanks Wink - OH! You sly dog. I'll go check my PM's now for the REAL idea.


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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 31, 2013, 04:04 PM
KBlue
I just had a brainstorm of an idea. I've been totally stuck on what to make with the challenge fabric. I just remembered a project that I tucked away wanting to make some time. I think the fabric will be perfect for it.
Yeah!!!
Jan 31, 2013, 05:05 PM
Missmommy
I plan to try out my idea this weekend.
Feb 07, 2013, 02:59 PM
Gonesewin
quote:
Originally posted by Elainetoo:
Since this is my first retreat, wondered about 'gifts' or giveaways. Do people usually bring things to exchange with everyone attending?

I haven't seen anything (at least that I remember) and want to make sure that I have what I need/want with me.

Thanks.


Very good question!
At past retreats many people do have items to give to each attendee that they have made or maybe purchased as gifts.

This is NOT mandatory, nor does everyone do it. But if you want to make something to give DO IT!
Figure on having 70 items, at the very least 65. In the past there have been things like brooch type pins, tape measures, needle threaders, magnets, pin cushions, key fobs, luggage tags, etc...

Then during retreat you can find time to pass them out - when you aren't supposed to be doing something else, that is.


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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 07, 2013, 03:05 PM
Missmommy
Some of the gifties in the past have been edible...like spiced pecans, candy,etc

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Feb 07, 2013, 03:22 PM
Gonesewin
YES! Malou's toffee is FAMOUS!!!
and she gave us the recipe in Branson!


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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 07, 2013, 03:49 PM
patty j
Don't forget those rice warmers? Awesome chicken pincushion that I didn't know I needed.Smile But it would be nice if you were putting them into the tote that we got in Branson if there was a name of who gave what. I definitely wanted to personally thank everyone who used their time and creativity to share with all of us. It was wonderful. Our first retreat and Sue and I had a Blast. Pat


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Feb 07, 2013, 04:26 PM
Malou
Lori, you gave me the best laugh today... my toffee "famous"!! LOL!!
It was a nice extra to the COF in Branson receiving so many little gifts that I can use.
A hand-made needle threader, a mug rug, needle case, key chain, flower pin, the chicken pin cushion, a change purse.
You're right patty, wish I knew who made all the cute items and gave them out.
Feb 07, 2013, 04:46 PM
Elainetoo
Thanks for the response and all the resulting replies .
Feb 12, 2013, 02:02 PM
NT Quilter
Still making my gifties and my challenge project is only half done. I need another 2-3 weeks of 8 hours a day just for the challenge. OMG!!!!


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Feb 19, 2013, 07:57 PM
Missmommy
ttt
Feb 19, 2013, 08:11 PM
jacky
Ditto Malou,got so many nice little gifts and some I use everyday with fond memories.


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Feb 21, 2013, 11:06 AM
AuntJo
Check & form in mail. Reservations made.
Feb 21, 2013, 11:19 AM
Gonesewin
WOW! you don't waste any time, do you? Welcome Smile


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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 21, 2013, 11:27 AM
AuntJo
TY Smile

Spoke to Missmommy this AM too! She'll be traveling with us.
Feb 21, 2013, 11:41 AM
Missmommy
Woohoo, Aunt Jo, so glad you can make it!
Feb 21, 2013, 11:53 AM
Missmommy
Lori, I received my prizes this morning. Thanks for the pp-ing paper, the book and the fabric.
Feb 21, 2013, 11:55 AM
AuntJo
I am so excited that I can make it !! Smile