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…