In a week's time I'll be getting ready to head to the Fat Quarterly retreat on 2 and 3 April. I decided to go for both days meaning I get to do four of the ten classes on offer. Today there is a linky party on the Fat Quarterly blog to introduce each other and get to know others better. I only know one person going to the retreat, Wendy, who I met at the recent Gogogetaway and twisted her arm into condiering going. And she's booked for Wednesday. I suggested a blog hop to get to know each other, but Lynne is organising a linky party which is a much simpler method to achieve the same objective. I can't wait to meet you all.
My name is Sue (libertyjsy on flickr) and I live in Jersey. I am an experienced sewer and almost a year ago I invested in a mid arm machine - the HQ18 from Handiquilter. So what am I doing whilst at the retreat?
The Fat Quarterly Design Challenge - all in need for this is coloured pencils which are packed
Zippered Pouch - I have nothing prepared for this. Hmm, I need to think about this one very soon
Paper Pieced Pillows - I'm planning to do the union jack pillow and I have my patriotic fabrics ready
Portholes - I'm thinking of mixed yellows for the background and blues and novelty printed for the circles then I can turn it into a baby quilt. And I may just have ordered some Summersville charm packs and tape from Lu.
Sample swaps - done and wrapped
Badge - done and I have received my badge
Ugly swap - that was easy to find
Jelly Roll race
Iron Man Challenge group 2
Siblings together charity quilt - ready to be quilted
Show & Tell - I'm taking my Swoon quilt once I've sewn on the binding which I've messed up big time.
I'm also looking forward to an evening at Tikki Patchwork in Kew followed by dinner with some of the other girls who are there on Friday. My Monday shopping has been curtailed due to my In Laws diamond anniversary lunch on the Monday. However I'm sure I can get plenty of shopping done on Friday.