Monday, 27 February 2017
A great end to a very happy three days of quilting retreat with The Quilting Room.
Here I am with most of the ladies (a few are missing as they had to leave early).
Here is a glimpse of some of the amazing food Helen and Lyn prepared for us.
It was not all fun and food, some serious sewing was also achieved.
Lynn was working on the outside blocks. She travelled from Broken Hill to be with us.
Two ladies began work on " Pemberley". The first centre belongs to Elly and the second one is by Jodi.
A huge three days for me and a long trip home. I am writing this on the train, nearly home.
Thank you to Helen Campbell for organising such a fantastic event!
Saturday, 25 February 2017
Had another great day teaching "Lambton" and "Pemberley" to a lovely group of ladies for The Quilting Room in Adelaide, South Australia.
The girls are doing the most amazing work in an array of very different fabrics and colour combinations.
Here they are so far....
This one is by Jenny.
This is Andrea's Dresden plate for the centre, fussy cut from one fabric she keeps calling "ugly". Looks gorgeous to me!
This is very pretty in Tilda floral fabric by Jill.
This is by Jenni in red, green and pink. Lovely.
This is by Tracey in vintage floral. This is her first hand appliqué quilt. Beautiful.
This is by Lyn using some fabrics from Pumpkin Pie. Love that pink!
This beautiful fussy cut Dresden is by Sandra. How amazing are these shapes?
Dani is using bright jewel tones in Jinny Beyer Palette fabrics on a black background.
A busy day of demonstrating techniques, lots of fabric choosing, talking, laughing, eating and sewing.
Friday, 24 February 2017
I am now in Adelaide enjoying the company of some lovely ladies who have been coming to my retreats with The Quilting Room for up to four years.
We have had the most incredible show and tell of completed quilts and works in progress from previous retreats.
Here is a most magnificent "Pemberley" by Helen Campbell. Helen has ditched the quilt and will return to free motion quilting when she has time! Just gorgeous colours, fabric and sewing.
This is Jill's beautiful "Pemberley" centre. Love the pink scallops and extra special birds.
This is Sandra's beautiful "Pemberley", just final border to go.
Now here is the show and tell of lovely "Merytons". First one is by Marg.
Gorgeous borders with Pumpkin Pie fabric.
This one is by Andrea.
Look at the lovely birds she has fussy cut in the petal borders.
This one is by Sandra in rich blue, brown and gold. Amazing.
This is Lynn showing her "Lambton" centre from the Broken Hill workshop I taught last year. Go girl!
Busy ladies starting on a new quilt.....
Helen and Lyn cooking up a storm in the kitchen!
This was the view of the patchwork of fields I saw from the plane over from Sydney. What a vast country I live in.
More tomorrow. Bye for now.