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VALLEY OF THE SUN RETREAT Feb 14-16 2020   News and Announcements

Started 10/31/19 by KS Carolyn (KSCarolyn); 192855 views.

From: Misha (MISHAMISHA)


I think someone had asked me for the pattern to the organizer that I made for the challenge. One word of caution though, they just say to use “fusible fleece” and I recommend you use something more drapey than what I did. It was almost impossible to turn this thing inside out just prior to the final step because the product I used was too stiff !


From: Misha (MISHAMISHA)


As we prepare to close the thread (awaiting Carolyn's instrux) I wanted to say that I've already started my pile for next year's retreat! I bought a MANUAL luggage scale to donate to the cause. No more pesky batteries!

Thanks my luggage was 5 pounds over and I could have fixed that at retreat by transferring stuff to my other bag.


From: Misha (MISHAMISHA)


I was ready and willing to shift things if needed to the duffle bag, but they let me slide at 1.5 lbs over 50 this time.




I love Southwest, they have a scale before check in, so you can check your weight and adjust before checking in!

That is what I did. I just took a bag out of the big one and carried it on. There was a moment when I was heading to security wondering if there might be a pair of sissors in the bag but it was all good.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

2/23/20 long as they are not over 4 inches...TSA lets you thru with scissors...I had about 6 pairs of them in my carryon coming to Retreat (there were two in the Tool Case Doll...)...granted most of em were tiny's but at least one was 4 inches...

LeeAnn (mom1me2)

From: LeeAnn (mom1me2)



you are a quilting wizard.  

Misha (MISHAMISHA) said:

As we prepare to close the thread (awaiting Carolyn's instrux)

I wrote on Friday that we had the date for next year.  Cathy has signed a contract with the hotel for Feb. 18-21, 2021.  The new people should join us over on the Valley of the Sun Quilters thread listed under the Off-Topic Chat section.  When I went back looking for my post, here, I couldn't find it.  I figured out that after writing it out, I just closed it without hitting the post button.  Seem like I've been doing that a lot lately.  There is no cure for gettin' old and feeble-minded.


Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

Thanks my luggage was 5 pounds over

I'm not sublushrprised.  I couldn't lift it.  That is my scale.