Here's a list of things I pack for Quilt Retreat;
Sewing Machine..... as soon as I put my freshly cleaned and oiled machine in the "to go" pile I pack my
POWER CORD and FOOT PEDAL put them in the bag first!
Accessories box - has my machine feet, machine needles, tools
Extra Machine Needles Size 8 for applique, 10 or 12 for piecing (I like Microtex) Size 14 Topstitch for quilting and lots of layers
Extra Rotary Blades - and a storage case for used blades
THREAD!!!!! I take a neutral thread - cream - and a black for piecing and any others that are specific to my projects, Monopoly monofilament, some decorative threads for applique
Awl - Pointy thing to help guide my piecing
Scissors - a collection of scissors to correspond with my projects
Elmer's Washable School Glue - I take my nice applicator bottle and another bottle to refill that
I take my own iron and board to some retreats.
Cutting Mat and Rulers
Lots of Projects - I take them out ahead of time, determine what needs to be done with them, what I need to finish them, do any pre-cutting that I can.....
Party Favours - Check the retreat info to see if any items are required for Gift Exchanges or Games....
Seat Cushion - or my chair or both....
Coffee Cup - I just like my own
Very Comfy Clothing - consider your location and what is 'acceptable' dress. Jammies are not super acceptable at a resort where there are guests in addition to your group, I wouldn't be comfortable wandering around in my jammies here but at a remote location, where we are the only guests, by all means, jammies are awesome!
Snacks, beverages, toiletries
Book, knitting, music and earphones, whatever you need to relax and enjoy yourself.