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Retreat Information and Mystery Cutting Directions

It's Next Week!!!

Be sure and read the bottom of this email for cutting directions  for the Mystery Project.  We have added some instructions to make it easier!!!

Our Retreat at Wise Guys is just around the corner! Woohoo! Just a reminder for the hours. We will sew from 9 AM – 12 midnight on Friday, March 11th and then we will sew from 9 AM – 8 PM on Saturday, March 12th. The beauty of Wise Guys is it is all on one level. Just pull under the canopy to unload. Remember, we have your seats reserved so there is no worry about getting there before 9 AM to save a seat. Here is a list of supplies:


Frazzled Quilter ready to have FUN

SNACKS for our Community Snack Table--there's never too much

Marking Utensils/Chalk-not crayons

Sewing Machine with cords, foot pedal and instruction book - the instruction book is for the person who forgets to bring theirs!

Pins/Trash bag-or throw it in your neighbors trash bag

Extension cords/surge protector-to protect from HOT FLASHES!

Scissors-round tips unless you have graduated to pointed

Walking Foot-with shoes

Rulers-Carol & Beth are really the rulers

SNACKS--what did we say about never too much?

Extra Machine Needles--in case Carol & Beth break theirs

Sewing Light-or you sew by the light of the silvery moon

Table to put by your work station (optional)-or by Carol-she's a space HOG

Sewing Chair (optional)-we want you comfy as we don't do massages

Small Cutting Mat – (we also have a community cutting area)- to cut or not to cut? That is the ?

Pen/Pencil - without eraser because we don't make mistakes


Duct tape-quack

Rotary Cutter (with fresh blade or bring extra)-life's never dull

Small iron (we have several ironing stations available)-or a wooden iron in case we blow fuses

SNACKS--double YUM!

Oh, we will also have kits for our Mystery Project on Friday night.  You are going to LOVE it!

Cutting directions:........when cutting for the big mystery project, we told you to cut (5) 2" X 10" strips from each 10" square.  (We are assuming you have (42) 10" X 10" squares.  To sub-cut these, choose (1) 2" X 10" strip from EACH layer cake and cut 2" X 9 1/2".  That will give you (42) 2" X 9 1/2".  Now, take (28) more strips from the assortment and cut 2" X 9 1/2".  We want these to be scrappy.  You are now left with (140) strips.  Subcut the (140) strips into (140) 2" X 6 1/2" and (140) 2" X 3 1/2" strips.  (You will only use (70) of the 2" X 3 1/2" strips.)  Hope that is clearer than mud.  We were just trying to save you from having to do the math.  I know some of us were much better at English in skool!  LOL!

Call if you have questions!???


Carol and Beth
Quilter's Garden
Princeton, IL

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