I would just like to share with you a couple of photos, firstly a group shot of this weekends wonderful retreat ladies, Annie and Julie unfortunately had to leave early so they missed out on the annual photo shoot.
It was a great two days with lots of fabulous quilts made and lots of fun had by all, a special Happy Birthday to Christine who joined us with her daughter Sarah to celebrate a very memorible birthday.
Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.
And lastly I just thought I would share with you a very simple quilt that is has been made up of the lastest "POSH" range of fabrics, this is a huge quilt and is teamed with Duck Egg Blue Chenille, which looks fabulous. This range of fabrics are selling very well and are in store for just $22 per metre.
Yesterday was our first change over for this years Paper bag quilts, and I was just blown away with some of the work the ladies showed me. There are 17 of us in this year friendship quilt, to squeeze it into 12 months we have only 3 weeks to complete a block for each other. I just wanted to share with you all the blocks that Sarah has made for Betty, 3 gorgeous basket blocks. Sarah only started needle work when she joined our Tuesday class back in Feburary and look at the wonderful work she is doing, very inspiring for all of us - well done Sarah - I look forward to having sneak previews of some of the blocks as the year progresses.
Look what my wonderful group of Tuesday ladies made today. I cut, they machine pieced and look at the finished product - 3 gorgeous bright quilt tops. Over the last weekend many tradesman in Tamworth worked hard and constructed a house, that will be used as a Ronald McDonald house - which is a house for families to stay in when they have to leave home to be with their children who are being treated for Cancer. It was my suggestion last week that we make a quilt for the house, So with fabric stash in hand, lots of laughter, hot irons and a sharp rotary cutter - this was the finished product. What an inspiring and motivated day - well done everyone. I am sure they are going to be brighten up the lives of the children using the house. still under construction
3 quilt tops already to be sent off to be quilted - THANKS - Betty for your quilting expertise.
Today just reasures me why I love to work in this wonderful industry - Kerry
Sorry I haven't been around in blogland laterly but work comes first and I have been very lucky to have two wonderful groups of ladies join me over the past week for two - two day retreats.
It was great to have this lovely group of ladies from Sydney back with me after not seeing them last year. All of there quilts looked great, it was so good to see the whole group leave with completed quilt tops including mitred corners.
Then over the weekend I had a mixed group of new ladies - apart from Marg and Kym who hadn't been to visit for 3 years. There was lots of sewing done and with a strong cold change arriving on Saturday evening, it was great to be inside the shop with the pot belly burning all day Sunday. There was snow predicted for the area but Nundle missed out. As you can see lots of lovely quilts were made while we all stayed snug and warm inside.
I haven't had much sewing time over the past few months for my self, but I have managed to complete a few more of my Dear Jane Quilt blocks, so here they are. I am happy with the way they are turning out, I am hand piecing them all.
Well after a full weekend last weekend and a very busy week with work, my DH decided to take me away for Mothers Day. We drove to Armidale - about 2hours drive - yesterday evening and stayed in Petersons Guest House. What a gorgeous place to stay, the house was built in 1911, as a summer house for a wealthy family, it has been retored to its orginal glory and now has 7 gorgeous geust rooms as well as a stunning lounge with 2 huge open fires. Geoffrey and I sat by the fire last night, with a good red and a magazine.
This morning we woke early only to be greeted with a very thick fog - a little disapointing as we were booked on an hour long helicopter flight across the gorge country to the east of Armidale. Anyway a phone call from the operaters had us re-scheduled for mid day. This is a photo of Geoffrey and myself after our flight in the belle heicopter, the scenery was magnificent, just a shame it was so dry.
Sebastian played footy up in Townsville last night, another good win to the Sharks NYC team.
Nicole worked for me in the shop and has just made dinner for us, so all in all I have had a great day, do hope everyone else out there has also had a great Mother Day.
Well after lots of planning and organisation it is all over, our "Girls Day in the Country" was a huge success, with all 110 ladies involved in the day (weekend) having a great time. I will just share a few photos of the day with you all tonight as I am ready for bed. There was so much fun, excitment, laughter, friendship, yummy cakes, delicious lunches, over 80 prizes, lots of chatter and a little sewing.
I had made personalised name tags for each and everyone as well as personalised bags containing there kits for the day and some great little give aways. Each lady received her own coffee/tea mug to take home as a keep sake of the day. We had decorated the room with lots of quilts, fabrics, flowers and pink and burgundy ballons.
Their Name Tags
Their bags and mugs
Me on the right with my wonderful helpers Judy and Vicki
Rosalie, Leanne and myself
I am sure this will become an annual event here in Nundle so if you didn't make it this year you better keep an eye out for next year,