Our 2014 Fall Guild Retreat

Posted on September 22, 2014 by prairiemoonquilts in Guild Stuff

So much fun! And it’s over now.

What a great group of ladies to spend a weekend with! We laughed a lot, ate a lot, and sewed a lot.

I believe there were 30 of us in attendance. Our guild is getting larger. We even swindled some ladies from the Kansas City area into joining our guild and coming to our retreat. I hope they had a good time and aren’t regretting their decision!

Here they are — Cathy, Michelle, and Jodie — and I don’t know if I spelled even one of their names correctly!CRJ

I could have sworn Cathy was awake when I took this picture, but looking at it now, it appears she’s asleep at her machine!

Jean catered all our meals — we were all treated like royalty. So much food! Very good food! The retreat center has the most wonderful, convenient kitchen.kitchen

And we sure know how to make a fabulous mess in the sewing room!Mess

Throughout our retreat, we always play games and win prizes, and collect Froot Loops as points for doing things. At the end of the retreat, the one with the most points is crowned Queen of the Retreat. We also award a couple of princesses and some ladies-in-waiting . . .

This time, my very own oh-so-fabulous sister, Katy, got crowned Queen. Our previous Queen, Linda, transferred the tiara.QueenKaty

Janet, the retreat chairman, bestowed all sorts of gifts upon her!JanetnQueen

Sandra was First Princess, I got Second Princess, fourth in line was Linda, Donna was fifth, and Norma came in sixth. That means we got a lot done! And we got prizes!

We also made microwave fabric bowls to sell at our Quilt Show Bazaar, so we can use the money to complete charity quilts.

My personal thanks goes out to the wonderful committee who works so hard to feed us, entertain us, and give us prizes, and organize the entire weekend. What a job it is, and they do it so well!

And as is usual, there are a lot of quotable quotes that come from the weekend. Since the girls have all come to expect it, I’ll leave you with those, and hope you can get as good a laugh out of them as we did!

“If I was at the top of my game, I could get this put together today, but . . . it must be an away game.”

“I’d rather wear layers than have you guys keep strippin’.”

“I want complete control over anything that shocks my vagina.”
“I’m moving to another table. You can even have my Froot Loop.”

“No pressure, Norma. Just remember, second still loses.”

“She’s pretty uppity for livin’ in Bosworth.”

“I have to keep up pretenses of having money.”

“She’s on a power trip over there.”

“Are you dressed appropriately?”
“Heck, yeah! I didn’t even wear underwear today!”

“How do you spell ‘putzing’?”

“There are wonderful prizes.”
“Yeh, I got a 40-year-old zipper!”

“We try to reward bad behavior.”

“I think it’s an unspoken rule that we’re not supposed to cheat.”

“I don’t know if it tastes good, but I know how to make stuff smell good while it’s cookin’!”

“There’s nuthin’ like the zip of Miracle Whip.”

“Did it get brighter in here, or am I havin’ a stroke?”

“That liquor must be truth serum.”

“I wish I’d never tried the Quilter’s Crack.”

“You were all about to find out just exactly what a conniption fit looks like.”

“My sewing machine’s about to overheat.”

“I’m thinkin’ she almost lost control of her tongue.”

“Wait! I’m thinkin’ over here.”
“Oh, like that’s gonna make a difference.”

“Now, don’t multi-task if you can’t handle it.”

“The good thing is, I didn’t break my face.”

“I’m on YouTube!”
“How should we title it? 71- year-old quilter does yoga?”

“Do I need more eggs in my basket?”

“I’m not even lady-in-waiting material.”

“Oh, you’re in a book club?”
“No. I had a small problem with the reading part.”

“Yeah, some of us have it, and some of us just want it.”

Hahaha! Ain’t that the truth? Thanks, ladies, for a wonderful weekend!

7 responses to “Our 2014 Fall Guild Retreat”

  1. Bev Jones says:

    I always look forward to your recap of the retreat! I am so sad that I had to miss this year! Don’t know where else but our retreats that you can have so much fun legally!!!

  2. Scarlett says:

    I love reading about your escapades and yes, the quotes are hilarious!

  3. Sandra Famuliner says:

    Always enjoy your blog. Yes, it was a good time

  4. Janet Smith says:

    It’s 3:30 in the afternoon and I’m delirious from laughing at all the quotes. Because I heard most of them I am able to relive everything that happened at the retreat. Thank you SO much Shelly for the recap, it’s almost as much fun reliving it as it was living it.

  5. Susan the farm quilter says:

    Love the quotes from the retreat!! Our retreat is coming up in November…I’ll have to remember to write down what I hear!! Thanks for sharing such a fun time!!!

  6. Carol Smith says:

    I am glad I didn’t break my face! My thumb still hurts. đŸ™‚

  7. Jeanette says:

    I laughed till I cried by just reading these quotes !! The fun never ends in the retreat room! I had a great time , thanks for the recap because I missed some of the wisdom that was said back there!!

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