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Jeanine Posted: Fri, Jul 6 2012 2:04 PM

I run a quilt retreat each year sponsored by my quilt ministry, Quilts from the Bluffs.  This year's theme is UFO's and I thought I would see if anyone had any ideas for decorations, activities, sayings, poems, etc. that would have relevance at a retreat.  We have some ideas but I know there is so much creative juices out there or UFO-themed experience that I wanted to tap into that as well.

Here is my brain child (and why I need help from others!)  I thought I would add some UFO quips in the retreat packet we send out and this may or may not be included.

My Addiction

By Jeanine Williams

(To the tune of My Bologna Has a First Name…)

 

My stash is my addiction, I need it more and more..

My stash…it is my passion, It’s what I live for…

I cut it, sew it, quilt all day

But finished work is not my waaaaaaayyy

Cuz good intentions had today

Results…my UFO display.

 

Your <better> ideas are welcome!!

 

 

 

 

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Barbara replied on Fri, Jul 6 2012 3:37 PM

I like it , it how I feel most of the time . Barbara

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gini replied on Fri, Jul 6 2012 7:03 PM

it would be fun to decorate with flying saucers hanging from the ceiling and little antennaed green men lurking around.  do you have door prizes?    maybe hide a little green man and the first one to find him gets a prize or a ufo that someone wants to ditch.  ok, ditch is not a good word, how about passing on a wonderful ufoish heirloom that you don't have time to finish. 

  everyone could bring their lonely blocks (only call them alien blocks) and redistibute them and see if anyone can finish a great quilt with one.  or you could all join your alien blocks for a great sampler quilt for your ministry.

quote, "take me to your leader(s and enders)"

"ET phone home, your quilt is missing"

"we come in piece(s)"

"klaatu barada nikto"  translation:  "cutter ba'lade it nicked you, you poor thing"

how am i doing jeanine?

 

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Barbara replied on Fri, Jul 6 2012 7:05 PM

Gini ,I think these are great.ideas , and some are even funny ..

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gini replied on Fri, Jul 6 2012 7:08 PM

i'm sorry, i'm having an issue with delayed posts so there were two the same.   and now they won't let me post to this thread,  it said it was moderating or something.  i'll try to think of some more for you jeanine

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gini replied on Fri, Jul 6 2012 7:09 PM

put out bowls of small mars bars,  do they still make them?

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Barbara replied on Fri, Jul 6 2012 7:15 PM

you can get some marshmellows and use the big white ones for the body ,get some color toothpicks and break in half for the anntenna,and then put little color marshmellows on them. you could put on a little space theme napkin and place one of those Mars bars with them  and name at each  persons sewing station.

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gini replied on Fri, Jul 6 2012 7:18 PM

"quilting, we are, together happy", yoda

 

have a cool set of antennae made up for people to wear and pass around.   like the first one to finish a quilt top gets the antenna,  then if someone else does something cool it gets passed to that person.

 

this is pretty fun, jeanine,  i'll need to go look up the names of some old science fiction movies and get some more ideas.

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Barbara replied on Fri, Jul 6 2012 7:27 PM

Gini here are a few I remember

War of the Worlds

Mars needs Moms

Day the earth stood still

invaders from Mars

forbidden planet

aliens   (Alien Quilts)

The Angry red planet     (the Angry Red Quilt)

It: the terror from beyond space  (It the Quilt from Beyond Space)

Phantom from space    (Phanton Quilt from Space)

Star Wars (Quilt Wars)

Star trek  (trek quilts)

space invaders  (quilt  invaders)

 

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gini replied on Fri, Jul 6 2012 7:32 PM

close encounters of the quilt kind

the quilt from another planet

flight of the quiltigators

the quilt from another world

cocoon: return of the quilt

the Q(uilt) files

escape from quilt mountain or escape from the mountain of quilts

the last starquilter

6 quilts in roswell

 

 

the angry red quilt

the terror quilt from beyond space

star quilt or quilt wars

quilt trek

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gini replied on Fri, Jul 6 2012 7:34 PM

good memory, barbara,   war of the quilts

mars needs quilts

 the day the quilters stood still

quilters from mars

forbidden quilt

 

have you had enough of barbara and i yet, jeanine?  we could go on like this for hours.

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Barbara replied on Fri, Jul 6 2012 7:39 PM

Gee Gini , I was just getting started ..LOL 

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gini replied on Fri, Jul 6 2012 7:55 PM

"The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light off a quilt."  from quilts in black

The day will arrive when the governments of earth will finally admit we are not alone, that humans have come face-to-face with other quilts from the cosmos.
Anyone still on the fence about the existence of UFOs must contend with the testimonies of these respected and honored men."
Clark McClellend - NASA

RAAF CAPTURES FLYING quilt  ON RANCH IN ROSWELL REGION
"No Details of Flying rectangle are Revealed"

(referring to crash retrieval in New Mexico desert in July of 1947 and its subsequent security classification) "I must insist upon full access to quilts recovered... The Army grabbed one and would not let us have it for cursory examination."
J. Edgar Hoover, FBI Director, 1947

"It appears to be fabric object... tremendous in size... directly ahead and slightly above... I am trying to close for a better look." (his last radio broadcast made in fatal pursuit of unidentified flying object)
Pilot Captain Thomas Mantell; January 7, 1948

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Barbara replied on Fri, Jul 6 2012 8:01 PM

good gini,I liked these

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gini replied on Fri, Jul 6 2012 8:06 PM

oh, jeanine, where are you, barbara and i are having way too much fun

 

"Army intelligence has recently said that the matter of 'Unidentified Fabric' or 'Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,' otherwise known as 'Flying Quilts,' 'Flying Rectangles,' and "Balls of Fabric,' is considered top secret by intelligence officers of both the Army and Air Forces."
FBI memo on UFOs1949

For six hours...there were at least ten unidentifiable objects moving above Washington. They were not ordinary quilts."
Harry. G Barnes, Senior Air Traffic Controller for the CAA 1952

"There are many reasons to believe that they (UFOs) do exist: there is so much evidence from reliable witnesses."
Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh (Sunday Dispatch, London, Mar. 28, 1954)

 

 

 

"In the firm belief that the American public deserves a better explanation than that thus far given by the Air Force, I strongly recommend that there be a committee investigation of the UFO phenomena. I think we owe it to the people to establish credibility regarding UFOs, and to produce the greatest possible enlightenment of the subject."
President Gerald Ford

"It is time for the truth to be brought out in open Congressional hearings. Behind the scenes high ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense."
Admiral Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter, 1st Director, CIA (Statement in NICAP news release, Feb 27, 1960.)      (hopefully the citizens are our husbands-gini)

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