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

Started 10/31/19 by KS Carolyn (KSCarolyn); 187394 views.

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.


From: Kim D. (KIMDIG)


Suze (casuzenn) said:

Looking forward to next year already...I got some info about the collage technique that QuiltMama does - she can take up to 8 students at a time, and  would love to have us come sometime during the Retreat next year...if we can arrange it, we will try for Wednesday before Retreat... So far Ami, Yetta, me and someone else (sorry...I forget who else expressed interest - it will likely come to me in the shower!!)....dunno if there is enough interest to have multiple studio sessions...

Me, Me, Me....  I was interested in the class right before next retreat.  Suze, were you planning to schedule the class?    I'm not sure how fast Jessica's schedule fills up that far in advance, but I know she teaches a lot of classes and has a lot going on, so we might want to schedule it right away.  I would be glad to call her, just let me know.  

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


We can tentatively schedule it I guess! Four is enough to reserve a spot...I don't know how long she allows for the class...something to find out!

mid or late afternoon on Wed? 

but of course...we need to see how this Covid stuff turns out for sure...