Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Fat Quarterly Retreat 2012 is over :-(



Today my cheeks still hurt from smiling, my voice is hoarse from laughing and I'm feeling a bit teary at the prospect of having to get back to 'real life'.

I will keep it short and sweet as how the hell do you sum up something THAT amazing in a few paragraphs?  I can't really think coherently today, but i did want to stop by and say Thank you!

It was amazing to have all of the FQ crew in one place at the same time.  Thank you John, Katy, Tacha and Lynne for all your fabulousness. I love you all - you are THE BEST!!!!

Thank you to Lu and Mandy for mucking in and helping us lug stuff between floors to make sure we had everything we needed in the right place at the right time.

Thanks to Terri for giving me the best quote ever that makes me howl with laughter every time it pops into my head:  "Mexican?  I don't even like guacamole".

Thanks to Tom Starkey at Pfaff for loaning us 20 sewing machines, and taking time out of his Bank Holiday weekend to bring and collect them.   Thanks also to our other sponsors for providing us with some great stuff for the goodie bags, and thanks to my hubby Curly Boy for spending a whole day filling them!!

Finally, HUGE thanks goes to all you lovely folks who came to the retreat to hang out with us and make it the best weekend ever. You are a lovely, funny and warm hearted bunch who showed that you wanted it to be as successful as we did, so put your hearts and souls into making it the best weekend ever. Thank you!!

I am sad that i won't get to see you all today but even more excited that I'll get to see you all next year. Roll on 2013!!!


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17 comments:

  1. But I don't even like guacamole - best quote of the weekend. Laughing and crying have made me very very tired and ugly

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  2. Such a brilliant venture. Have already block booked the calendar for next year's one. Thanks so much to all the FQ mob for their efforts and you should watch the post for warthogs.

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  3. Thank you for the most excellent time, I am already plotting a way to come back next year.

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  4. Thank you honey, it was all totally fabulous and great to meet you xxx

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  5. Whatever the date and wherever it is. I'm in.

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  6. It sounds like so much fun, I had a great time following on twitter and now I get to read loads of brilliant blog posts!!

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  7. WSS ^ I am definitely not missing the next Retreat!
    Sounds so amazing.
    xxxx

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  8. It was fantastic to meet you and thank you to you and the FQ team for all your hard work and making it such an awesome experience

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  9. Love that picture! I had a brilliant time, thank you to you guys for pulling it all together. So excited that there's going to be another one! The countdown starts now...

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  10. Lovely to meet you and the whole team for making me feel part of a wonderful quilting and sewing community!! I had so much fun in your class and can't wait to finish my placemat when I've got over all the excitement and caught up on sleep!!
    Looking forward to next year! (Please let there be a next year!)

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  11. I still don't like guacamole, but caake. I'll 'ave that! Was so great to meet you my dear!

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  12. Thank you for a fabulous weekend. Can't wait for 2013! I have had the best time ever and have met so many wonderful and funny people. Inspirational it was!

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  13. Bloody real life, such a PITA! Can't wait til next year though :oD

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  14. It was an amazing weekend, thanks so much, can't wait for next year!

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  15. It was so lovely to meet you Brioni, wished we'd had longer to chat. The whole thing needed to be about 6 weeks longer to satisfy all my chatting needs though!Looking forward to next year already.

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  16. Thank you for the post and THANK you for the retreat! It was a great time with you in London!

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  17. Loved your funky skirt Brioni!

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