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fat quarterly retreat

July 9, 2013


I’m off to the Fat Quarterly retreat in two weekends and I’m a bit nervous.  Not because of the retreat itself but because it will be the first time I’m away from Orla for a night (never mind the days!).  I don’t have much time to focus on preparing for the weekend or even time to get excited… I’m so busy working on Orla’s schedule and detachment from me!

I am hoping to escape and not worry too much and instead fully enjoy the retreat.

I’m excited to be part of the following classes:

  • Spring Carnival (Friday– English paper piecing)
  • Fantasy Fabric Shop (Saturday– color pairing)
  • Hand Quilting with Mandy (Saturday– hand quilting)
  • Precision Piecing (Sunday– perfect piecing)

A quick introduction to me…



…this is me (with my gals).  I’m a San Diego girl living in the UK now for 12 years with my British husband and two girls (8 months and 3 years).  I started quilting on my 31st birthday (just under 3 years ago) and definitely am fabric-obsessed. 

Due to the little one and her feeding needs, I’ll be disappearing early on the Friday night but Saturday I’m planning to stay in a hotel nearby to the retreat.  My first night away since my second baby was born!! 

I’m looking forward to meeting other crafters/quilters/creative types, learning from the exciting classes and of course sleeping in Sunday morning!

I’m struggling to get my head round all I need to prep and bring with me.  Just making a name badge now as shown above (I seemed to have missed the swap sign up (!?!?) but I don’t want to be the only nameless attendee so I’m quickly knocking something together).  I hope to bring my machine with me and I’d love to bring home lots of inspirational purchases/makes!!

See you in a few days…

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5 Comments

  • Nicole Follow the White Bunny July 10, 2013 at 7:26 am

    You’ll have no time to worry about anything but fabric and threads at the retreat! See you there 🙂

  • Teresa July 10, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I shall look forward to meeting you in the Spring Carnival and Fantasy Fabric classes!

  • Strawberry Patch July 12, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Not in any of your classes but hope to see you. It will be a wonderful adventure!

  • Elisabeth July 13, 2013 at 7:44 am

    I completely forgot about my daughter last year, there was too much fabric to be ogled and too much chatting to be done. I’m in the hand quilting class with Mandy too. See you there!

  • Kelly July 13, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    See you there!

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