This month found us getting together at the Community Complex. Seems each month we find a different location, just to keep us on our toes. Luckily the girls are getting used to hide and seek.
Lots of beautiful show and tell ... were any photos taken ... no, sorry :( Maybe next time.
Next month we decided to include a Christmas lunch as well as our Birthday morning tea. If you will be attending our November patchwork on the 28th, please bring along a plate of yumminess to share for lunch. I've added a list on the right (oops, sorry, I meant the left) of who is bringing what so far. Let me know and I'll add to the list.
Bring along your show and tell and let's see if we can share some photos next time. Until then stay cool and keep sewing.
Stitchers Dream Day Out ... here we come! (or went).
Last Saturday was all about the drive down to Highfields. First things first, it was time for a delicious morning tea at Goomeri to fuel the body ... followed by some browsing and of course purchases at 2 lovely patchwork shops to fuel the mind and fabric stash.
Next some tourist type browsing around Nanango before enjoying a yummy lunch at Yarraman. More browsing at Crows Nest before finally arriving at the Village Green in Highfields for some more shopping. A quick check in at the motel and then a stroll up the road to ... browse some more. We did say it was all about the journey and not the destination. Too often we're always rushing to get to where we need to be and missing all the fun along the way.
Sunday was all about our "Stitchers Dream Day Out" hosted by The Quilters Angel. Not knowing what to expect, we weren't disappointed with the wonderful arrangement that greeted us once the curtain opened.
Our gift bags contained 6 patterns and 1 mystery project selected from 3 lovely designers; Gail Pan, Nikki Tervo and Natalie Bird who were on hand with demonstrations on the day. Here are the girls chatting with Gail.
These are the project kits we found in our gift bags along with some other great goodies.
Cuppas, yummy food, great company, making new friends, lots of chatting and stitching ... then it was all over and time to hit the road again and make our way home.
Nothing like a last minute run around to find a new location. Who'd have thought that in a small country town, all venues would be booked out on the one day? Thankyou to our wonderful Sandra who opened her home to a group of chatty women and their sewing machines. I'm sure everyone agrees that it was very happy day.
The kettle boiled, the sewing machines whirred and some had show and tell to share. Margaret has been very busy sewing up some lovely gifts to send accross to her daughter.
( These are a lovely grape purple ... why does purple never photograph well?)
Fay and Narelle spent a lovely day out at Biggenden's Show and Tell and were lucky enough to win a couple of raffle/lucky door prizes . Not to mention a couple of purchases too :-)
Good luck to anyone who has entries in this weekends Art Exhibition in Mount Perry.
Margaret, Fay, Kerry and Narelle are gearing up to head to Highfields next weekend for 'Stitchers Dream Day Out', lets hope for some lovely Spring weather. We should have some fun things to share afterwards.
Stay tuned to see where our next patchwork day on Thursday 4th October will be held. Nothing like keeping you all on your toes so check back here closer to the date for a location.
Friday 15th, a change of venue and the cold weather did not stop us. 5 of us enjoyed a day in the hall for patchwork. Printing photos on fabric was the mini workshop conducted by Patty which we all enjoyed.
We were well protected against the cold. Glad we are not there this week, with the temperatures even lower. Ironing freezer paper to fabric to allow the sheets to feed through a printer. Techniques were spoken about to suit all types of inkjet printers.
Show and Tell,
Fay's candlewicking in progress. No doubt it will become a beautiful quilt in a few months.
This cute little fellow arrived under Margaret's arm only to open up and out came the knitting.
Patty brought this bag along. Her first effort at Zentangle quilting. She also coloured in sections with a gel pen. Hope to see more next time.
Next patchwork day July 11. Hope it's not TOO COLD in the Hall. Just bring along a few quilts to keep us warm. Don't forget our exhibit in the Mt Perry Art Gallery is not too far away.