This is a very beautiful part of the world and I loved watching the changing moods and colours of the sea at all different times of the day, evening and night. I could hear the waves ebbing and flowing at night from my bedroom.
I taught a fantastic group of lovely ladies who all enjoyed each others company as we sat and stitched and shared stories from our lives, lots of laughs and some tears were included. Thank you ladies.
A huge thank you to Helen Campbell who accomplished the monumental task of organising everything and cooking the most delicious meals for all of us. Many requests for recipes were made!
Thank you also to Lynne from Quilters Quarters who provided an array of tempting fabric and products for retail therapy over the three days.
Here is a look at some of the lovely work achieved:
This is Bernie's centre for "Pemberley". Looks lovely. Her fussy cut urn is awesome.
This is Jenny's centre in some beautiful florals of pink and blue: gorgeous!
Now this is the Pemberley centre made by Chrissy. Love her urn as well.
This is Sandra's centre, very clever fussy cutting here.
This is Danielle's Pemberley centre, complete with pink piping around her oval medallion of William Morris fabrics. Beautiful.
Now, these are some of the "Longbourne" centres begun in class by Cathie, Sue, Sandra and Stephanie.
During show and tell, some of the ladies were able to show progress on their work begun in the South Australian Quilters' Guild Quilt Encounter, where I taught Pemberley and Longbourne last July.
This is Jackie's amazingly beautiful Longbourne - I took heaps of close ups of her delightful fussy cutting.
This is Danielle's gorgeous "Longbourne", made using lots of lovely Japanese florals. She was trying to finish before last weekend - very nearly there. It looks like jewels!
This is Lynne's "Pemberley" centre. It is looking so beautiful. Her scallops look lacey.
Lynne was working on some outside blocks during the weekend. Stunning.
I am a very lucky girl to be able to travel, meet such wonderful people and share our love of stitching. My Jane Austen retreats at Victor Harbor are an annual event at the end of February/early March each year.
If you find yourself able to attend a retreat organised by Helen Campbell of The Quilting Room, you will have a fabulous time. More information on other retreats can be found on her website here.