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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KS Carolyn (KSCarolyn); 2523972 views.
Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Thanks for your comments on my simple quilt tops.  I was happy to get them done w/o all my usual tools.

Copies this from the original post by Cathy.


I know all of you retreaters have been waiting to see what we would like you to do with your "Ugly fat quarter"!  

2020(can you believe it) Retreat Challenge

FEATURE your fat quarter in an item you make that is "SOMETHING YOU PUT SOMETHING IN".

The maximum size ix 24x36, the size of your large cutting mat.  We want to be able to display them all.

Remember participation is voluntary as with all retreat activities.  (sounds like Pirate has already bowed out)  There will be prizes.

Let me know if you have questions.  Let your creativity soar!  You have almost a year to figure this out.  I'm sure you will outdo yourselves as you did this year for Misha's challenge.


From: nylaagain


Bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast (dry). The BRAT diet for diarrhea. Might be a little rough to get the banana or applesauce down Mandy.


From: keddykat75


I obviously haven't been on here forever.  Going to try to become more active.  I want to disable my Facebook account and I sure want to come to retreat this coming year.  Is the ugly fat quarter a particular fabric or just any ugly fabric?

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Well, luckily, being on FB has nothing to do with the Retreat.  As you remember, all you gotta do is be active on the forum and get your registration postmarked on the appropriate day.   The 2020 Retreat hasn't been announced yet but when it is, it will have its own thread.

I hear ya about deactivating FB.  It can be excessively annoying.  I finally went through (quite a while ago) and culled all the "friends".  If their posts made me angry, out they went.  It's *my* FB account and I don't need to get angry reading it.    What my FB account is now made up of is almost exclusively craft groups and crafting friends.  I do have family members on there, too.  I also make it a point to (almost) never post anything that requires a lengthy or serious reply/consideration.  FB is just not the venue for that because people are *SO BRAVE* behind the firewall of their computer.  They say things and in such a way that they would never do if they were face to face.   That's pretty cowardly.   But, for the most part, those kinds of people are no longer on my FB list, and once again, FB is a fluffy and pleasant place for me to be.  :-)


From: keddykat75


I only kept it because of my quilting friends because it annoys me so much, but I have most on Instagram and then all of you guys I can find better by coming back here.  I just get so tired of all the rants and stuff on FB.

As long as you check in on the forum you should be fine.  I have never posted the retreat notice on FB.    The ugly FQ is fabric we received last year during a game we played.  It was a sort of pass around game and whatever FQ was in your hand at the end of the game was yours to take home and create the challenge for this year.  I have to tell you that the fabric I ended up with was lovely and some of the others liked their FQ too.  Why don't you pick out something from your stash and make something from it?  As usual, this challenge is optional.



From: keddykat75


Sounds good.  I am sure I have quite a few uglies.  grin

Yep. I'd rather give them a banana for diarrhea or some juice for the opposite instead of drugs, at least for the first try. Our bodies can only take so much...start small! (not everyone agrees with me, but if it works, why pull out the big guns?)