Thank you so much Robyn for your warm welcome and superb organisation of a most wonderful retreat. The ladies are indeed lucky to have such a wonderful shop in Auckland giving girls the opportunity to attend such a fabulous retreat. The venue was ideal, comfy beds, hot showers, delicious meals, an amazing view of the beach and a great workshop room.
All of the ladies worked very hard on their sewing and achieved some amazing results over the three days. Thank you to everyone who attended for your company, your enthusiasm and all the laughs. You were a joy to teach.
Here is a look at all the fabulous "Pemberley" centres. They are all gorgeous.
This one is by Robyn, such gorgeous colours and using a new Moda Collections for a Cause fabric in the scallops.
By Debbie, I love the soft purple and blue tones.
By Phillipa, in rich reds and pinks.
By Karen, who was a dynamo and was my "go to girl" for the next demonstration of techniques.
By Marianne with rich reds and blues.
By Isabel, in delicate colours with a beautiful pot.
By Marianne in lovely rich colours:
By Judy with a lovely combination of colours:
By Joy, who was working in a combination of Japanese woven fabrics and reproduction cottons.
By Elizabeth, with a very special pot.
By Lesley, also with an amazing pot and beautiful flowers.
Now here are all the different versions of "Lambton" which were made in class.
The first is by Cindy in wonderful reproduction blues and browns. Cindy achieved heaps of work. She is a very quick worker.
This is by Lynda in gorgeous teal and pink.
This is by Pauline who chose a border with beautiful colours which she has matched in the centre.
This is by Louise in gorgeous red and blue.
This is by Ann in pretty pink and teal with lovely fussy cutting.
This one is by Anna in dark blue and brown.
I think you will agree I have had some amazing New Zealand students. Beautiful work. I look forward to seeing progress on these quilts.