#fqr2014 post retreat linky party and survey

And so #fqr2014 is over for this year.  We had a blast.  Thank you to all of you for coming and making it such a wonderful weekend.  Thank you to our wonderful teachers for giving such fabulous classes and for being involved all weekend, to our social secretary, Trash for making it such a fun inclusive weekend, to Sandy for being the social media meister and of course to the Jacks for being so #jackquarterly all weekend.


And so we’d love to hear about it all from your perspective.  Write a blogpost and link up to tell us all about your weekend using the link-up below.  And, if you have the time and energy, we would also be grateful if you would take a minute to complete the survey we’ve linked to in this post by clicking right here.  We just want to keep on learning from each retreat and hope to keep on making the event better each year.

Siblings Together At The Fat Quarterly Retreat

For those of you coming to Fat Quarterly Retreat this year there are one or two Siblings Together things you need to know.

1.   Delma from Siblings Together will be collecting quilts on the Saturday night as part of the quilt show and tell.  Once again you can bring your quilts for her to take away and once again she would like to hear from each person who has made a quilt or quilts.  We would also love you to bring non Siblings Together quilts for show and tell during that event which will be more formalised than last year.

2.   On the Friday night we are having a block party to make blocks for quilts for Siblings Together.  Brioni is thinking up a few simple blocks we can do or you can of course decide on your own blocks – we’re suggesting everyone bring plenty of scraps for this – minimum 2 1/2″ ideally.  I’m sharing below Hannah from Sewing And Slinging’s photo of the quilt from the blocks they made for Siblings Together at the Leeds Modern Quilt Guild.
3.   And thirdly I will be bringing lost of Siblings Together labels with me to retreat so any of us who have not quite got around to sewing labels onto their quilts will be able to do so.

Fat Quarterly Retreat 2014

Sewing Machines

Thanks to our fabulous Sponsor Janome we will have 50 machines at the retreat this year. So the good news is that there is no need for you to bring your own! Leave your bulky, heavy machine at home and come test out the Janome machines.

Social Secretary

We just want to remind you too that this year we have a social secretary – Trash, who alongside ourselves will be helping to make sure that nobody is left out. It is very important to us that nobody feels alone or left out over the weekend. This year we will also have a Whiteboard in front of the main hall where you can find out where people are off to for dinner etc.

Friday Night

On Friday night we will be sewing up a storm! We will be making blocks to assemble into quilt tops for Siblings Together. Please bring along any scraps you have 2 1/2″ large or larger that we can pool together to make the blocks.

Saturday Night

Scrap Strip Swap

Please get in touch with Sue Bone for details and make sure you bring your strips on Saturday night.

Sample Swap

Get in touch with Trash for group allocations etc.

Ugly Fabric Swap

Dig through your stash and dig out all those horrific pieces of fabric that have been lurking there since the beginning of time and bring them along for a fun game. You will need 5 pieces of ugly fabric about the size of a fat eighth (9” x 20”). Place all 5 pieces in a plastic bag and bring to the retreat!

Show and Tell

We want to see all the fabulous projects you have made! This time we will be having a more formal Show & Tell so bring anything you would like to show to everyone else at the retreat
- it can be a quilt, block, pouch, bag…

Fat Quarterly Retreat Linky Party

Are you coming to the fat Quarterly Retreat? If so, please link up on this post to a blogpost, Flickr photo, instagram photo

etc telling people all about you. Include a photo of yourself, tell us a bit about yourself – maybe something recent you’ve worked on, perhaps share which classes you’re taking, whether you’re taking part in any of the swaps and what you’ve made etc.


And keep coming back to this post to read everyone else’s linked posts and see their photos. Don’t be shy now!


Last Chance for Tickets for the FQ Retreat

We are pretty much at capacity for this year’s retreat – but there are a couple of tickets left so if you have been wavering about coming now is your chance to snap up one of the remaining tickets!



Ticket sales will close on Sunday 29 June or when tickets are all sold out.

Ticket Sales are now closed.

FQ Retreat Preparations

How are your FQ Retreat preparations coming on??? We are so excited by the images that keep popping up on instagram. We just can’t wait to see you all very very soon!

from Instagram
#fatquarterly name tag swap design for my partner… Just got to make it! by nickyeglinton

from Instagram
Fob prep #unofficialsouvenirs #fqr2014 #fatquarterly #retreat #liberty by mrsflyingblind

from Instagram
Thank you, thank you thank you @mrsflyingblind I love it all!!!! You are too kind!!! See you at #fatquarterly!!!! Xxx by quilt_candy

from Instagram
Tags being printed for FQR sample swap #fatquarterlyretreat #fatquarterlyretreat2014 #fatquarterly by willowbeckdesigns

Issue 17 – Bulls-Eye Quilt


Bulls-Eye Quilt by Suzanne Job

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Issue 17 – Pieced Hawaiian Market Bag


Pieced Hawaiian Market Bag by Michelle Dompierre Southern

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Issue 17 – Field Notes


Field Notes Quilt by Tacha Bruecher

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Modern Madness 2014 – THE BIG WINNER!!!!

Congratulations to Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman.