Tag: Retreat

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Or should I say easier!  Second time around for what?  Second time to go on the Bloggerati Retreat.  You may remember before going last year there was a little bit of anguish which you can read about it here.  This year, it was so much easier.  I think that having it in the same place…

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Once a year the Bloggers from this very website gather in a fabulously large room and sew.   There may be the odd bottle of Gin creeping in, but essentially we sew, from when we arrive at around noon on Friday until the complex throw us out on Sunday afternoon.   In some cases, it has been…

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So, you’ve chosen your retreat and now comes the decision of what to take. Of course, there is the term ‘usual sewing kit’ which is often quoted on workshop lists but if you’re a beginner then what does that ‘usual’ entail? As I’m off on a retreat myself soon then I thought I’d share my…

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Friday 15th November – the date had been set for some months, and the day came and quilters made their way to the venue. However, in my mind, the retreat had started a few days before. This year I was ready for it: the day came when the iPad went into overdrive on the ‘pings’.…

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Sewing at home is usually done alone and I for one, prefer sewing in comfy clothes (think track suit bottoms or comfy leggings) and some cosy slippers. Admittedly, I take off the left slipper when using the pedal, so my slippers need to be the open-back type. Whilst at the Bloggerati retreat this last weekend,…

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On the day I’m writing this blog, it is Project Linus day in North Devon. We meet on the first Thursday of the month. So how come I am writing a blog rather than being at Project Linus? Well, it came as a bit of a surprise to me last night when I wondered if…

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UKQU has a fantastic range of quilting experts from around the country who, once a year, gather together for the ‘Bloggerati Retreat’. The one this year is due shortly in November and we are certainly looking forward to it. Which brings me onto my plan to write a few Blogs on retreats. (Sewing ones obviously,…

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Plan an extension and an unexpected sewing retreat will fall in place just nicely. How did this happen? Through a simple ask on the UKQU pages on where to go for a retreat and the recommending of a place I got to, I find out about Thirklow Cottage and Esther. To cut a long story…

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It seems a life time ago that we attended the Bloggerati Retreat and already there are plans afoot for the next one.  The last retreat was precious time for me to concentrate on sewing, something I don’t often enjoy with a busy job and other obligations.  Not only did I have time to sew, it…

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One of the best things about UK Quilters United on Facebook, is how it brings quilters together in real life (the outernet!) instead of just the internet. Whether you are looking for a friend for  ‘cuppa and sew’, a local group to join, or to start up your own group, UKQU is there to help.…

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I was one of the lucky Bloggeratti to go in the Quilting Retreat at the beginning of December and it was the best thing since sliced bread! Good company, great space, nice vegan food, good bar and a nice clean bedroom. I have never met any of the other bloggers before and it was so…

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This was my first quilting retreat, held last few days of November and over Sylvia’s birthday. I’m told that the rule is “what happens on retreat stays on retreat”, i.e. no telling tales. Ha ! I’m a rule breaker…… What a surprise: I turned up later than anyone else on late on the Friday, having…