Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bon Voyage and Farewell

 Groups are fluid, members join and members move on, for a myriad of reasons, sometimes the group members keep the ties, sometimes not, but quilters seem to be more inclined to keep the ties, and although it is with some sadness we say 'Bon Voyage' as well as 'Goodbye Friend' to Lorraine H, we feel sure that Lorraine will keep in touch with her Buderim Patchwork friends with the odd piccie of her trip, especially if the hunt for a special Antique quilt is a success, and her new life in Tassie.
Lorraine is off on a wonderful trip to the US but on her return to dear old Oz, will be settling down in our southern state of Tassie (Tasmania).
I would like to thank Lorraine in her role as Thursday Night Group leader for her reports on the Thursday night gals achievements, and of course the great piccies.  Hopefully another lovely lady will step forward to continue this vital part of sharing our group's news.

As it was Lorraine's last night with the Thursday night group, Marleens's daughter Maureen, made a special trip to Buderim to bring along her completed Row x Row Challenge quilt from last year. 
 Marueen chose a 'William Morris' theme for her quilt, and all the girls were delighted to see all their individual contributions to the quilt now that it has come together so well.  The quilt was custom quilted by Fiona, and it really looks beautiful with lots of fussy cut applique.
Maureen also brought along her latest quilt which contained several horse theme panels and interesting log cabin construction. 
The quilt is for Marueen's 15year old daughter who absolutely adores horses.  This lucky young girl has already received several horse themed quilts from her talented mother over the years.  Fiona also did the quilting on this quilt for Maureen.
For Lorraine's last night, the girls all brought along lots of yummy cakes and slices, and Janice's mother made Lorraine's favourite - a 'Wobbly Cake' which was delicious.  Debbie presented Lorraine with a farewell gift and chocolates, and everyone had a great time demolishing the supper.
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