What do you bring to a quilt retreat? Besides your fabric for your project, of course. One of our customers, Karen Lane, wrote up a list of items, most of which she transports in a 5-gallon bucket - hence, Karen Lane's Bucket List. (Don't forget to label all items!!!!!)
Sewing machine, cord, pedal, attachments, and bed extension
Extension cord/surge protector
Light (Ott Light)
Everything needed for project (fabric, thread, [do you have all the right colors?] etc.)
Scissors (1 for fabric only, 1 for paper, etc)
Straight pins/Safety pins
Hand sewing needles
Snippers for cutting thread at machine
Mini-iron, mat, and cord
Bit of scrap paper
Small stickers for labeling
Lint brush, machine oil, small screwdriver
Trash bags (like a couple grocery bags)
Ziplock bags to hold your various size squares, strips
Thermos cup for coffee
Not everyone needs to bring - iron, water, and ironing board, rotary cutting board, rotary cutter, rotary ruler (small and long)
TIP: Use same color ribbon to label your stuff and keep a list of what's IN your bucket so if you take stuff out, you can replenish before your next retreat.
Newest Books . . . . .
Ever since I moved to my Idaho farm 20 years ago, I’ve played around with recipes for organic fast food. While feeding my family and farm crew and perfecting a solution for the dilemma of what-to-cook, I dreamed up my MaryJanesFarm magazine. I wanted a women’s magazine where we can share solutions and show off our talents and really just a place where we can talk.
Here’s what Deborah Needleman, former Editor of House & Garden magazine and current Editor-in-Chief of Domino magazine, had to say:
“MaryJanesFarm is charming and well done—hugely appealing. It is homey, and smart and interesting ... part Martha Stewart Living, part Oprah magazine, part Organic Style, part Nation, part Ladies Home Journal ... full of tips, ideas, and information.”
So, come with me to a place where the food is wholesome, delicious and organic… where the crafts rekindle the joy of handwork… where simple pleasures enrich families and embrace friends.
Have a great weekend! Mary