Saturday, May 26, 2012

Fat Quarterly retreat




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?


Classes:
Sat AM:
The Fat Quarterly Design Challenge - all in need for this is coloured pencils which are packed


Sat PM:
Zippered Pouch - I have nothing prepared for this. Hmm, I need to think about this one very soon


Sun AM:
Paper Pieced Pillows - I'm planning to do the union jack pillow and I have my patriotic fabrics ready


Sun PM:
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. 


Swaps
Sample swaps - done and wrapped




Badge - done and I have received my badge








Ugly swap - that was easy to find





Challenges
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.


Fat Quarterly

27 comments:

Annabella said...

Thanks for coming up with this idea - I don`t have any classes with you but hope we will get to meet!

Tacha said...

This blog hop was such a fantastic idea. Thank you so much for that. And can I say how very jealous I am of your mid-arm handi quilter..... Ahhhhh I NEED one! Am trying to justify how to charge it to Fat Quarterly.

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

LOL I was just about to say what Tacha said about your mid-arm!

Sue Bone said...

You are all welcome to visit and play. In September my son should be away at school so his bed will be free. :)

susan said...

Looking forward to meeting you next weekend. Thanks for the blog hop idea.

Liz DandeliondD said...

Can't wait to meet you next week. I have loved all your excitement over on Flikr.

Would love to hear all about your mid-arm.
xxxx

Pippa Parsons said...

thanks for the blog hop idea, it's fun and I lllllllllllove your mid-arm, we're in zippered pouches together, perhaps u can give me some pointers on frame quilting
see you soon

Rachel said...

This was a great idea, see you next weekend, Sue!

Catherine said...

Look forward to seeing you there

Karen said...

Looking forward to chatting to you about your quilter:)

moira said...

Looking forward to meeting you. I'll be with Carol (my MIL) and your lovely name tag x

Sarah said...

See you next weekend!

Flying Blind... said...

I would say see you in Lynne's class, but I'm sure we will have met before then!

Leanne said...

I am looking forward to meeting you in person and I think we have two classes together too!

{Pink Stitches} said...

Hi!
A fellow Jersey bean (now living in the UK) will also be in the zippered pouch class and has yet to prepare anything!!
Look forward to meeting you at the retreat!

Second Chance Tan said...

Hello..... Nice to read your blog - see you next weekend x

Katy Cameron said...

See you on Friday :o)

Dianne Neale said...

Great idea for the blog hop. Look forward to meeting you
xx

Kelly said...

I am in the designer challenge on sat morning too :) I am so jealous of the mid-arm, I have been eyeing them up for the last year. Not that I have the money or the space ;-)

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

Wow, you have a busy weekend ahead! I'm in the Iron Man with you. See you there! :)

Justine said...

Hello and looking forward to meeting with you at the weekend!

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

The bloh hop is such a great idea! Looking forward to meeting you!

Laura Taylor said...

Great idea on the blog hop! I look forward to meeting you!

Strawberry Patch said...

Can't believe its just days now! And it is great to 'meet' everyone this way first!

Amy said...

I am really looking forward to meetingt you in person - probably at Tiki :) See you in a few days!!

Betty said...

Boy, you've got everything planned! I'm glad one of us has!
I have to sort my stuff out tomorrow.
I'll arrive on Friday too.
Can't wait to meet you!

grapes and hearts said...

Wow, your quilting machine looks very professional! See you in London, Sue!