Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Retreat Fun Continues.......

Lorraine and Cheryl have sent us some more piccies to enjoy and some lovely words from Lorraine:

"Well, what a wonderful weekend we all had.  It was really fabulous - lovely ladies, lots of gorgeous fabrics and ideas floating everywhere - and all the scrumptious food we could handle!
 Here are some more photos for you from the weekend.  The two group photos were of the tea towel swap, 
and the cute little fabric ring pin cushions Sue made for us all as gifts.  Sue also had two workshops, the hexagons workshop on Sunday was a great success.  See photos of Sheila's
coasters and my blue and white hexagons for a handbag.
It seemed every time someone had fabric pieces ready to assemble, a crowd would gather around the layout table and much discussion and swapping of designs would carry on for ages - it was such a lot of fun.  
My gorgeous Butterfly Logcabin project went well.  I made a "leaving home" bag to carry big quilts in, and it was nearly completed by the time we finished up on Sunday afternoon.

So lovely to see you and Betty up for the day on Saturday.  We all agreed we should book in again for next year!
Bye - Lorraine H.
Just how many hands does it take to finish a quilt?, a tad of help for Fran's Tesselation quilt from Sue, Andrea, Fran and Betty on the Saturday arvo.
Some of Cheryl's pics, there was a lot of conversation and envy on Saturday of Wendy's Jim Jams, now I see why, how cute are they?, and a few pooped quilters waiting to go home at end of Sunday.
Cheryl also pointed out that the only one of the group who wore a name tag, Norma, got her name changed to Sharron........Sharron? where did I get that from??  Sorry, sorry Norma, have fixed the post below.

Norma showing us some of her marvellous machine embroidery.
Some Saturday night entertainment from a pair of cheeky girls, no idea who they are, do you have a clue?!

Judy with her Australiana flimsey all assembled, some wonderful embroidery designs and work in this lovely quilt to be.
Marion has assembled her table runner top, great going for a first time go at patchwork.  Looking forward to seeing it finished.

Wow Fran!, many hands do make light work!, they even get blocks made into sandwiches....
Fran is planning on giving this lovely to one of the  Grandies.

Yvonne has her Star all sandwiched up and is right into quilting it, still deciding on wall hanging versus machine cover.

Look at how many more hand pieced blocks Jackie has now! there will be a quilt on the Show and Tell screens before we know it.

Wendy has pieced a couple of lines of her 'Thirties Twist' the colours are just gorgeous.
Retreats, what can I say, what a wonderful way to achieve a lot of work in a weekend, inspiration from those around you, laughter and play. 
Gotta go now, gotta go sew......and sew...
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