I had a fun time this past weekend. No work commitments just sewing and socializing with other quilters. The group was small enough to get to know people and it was lovely to see girls I had not seen for a very long time and looking at everyone's projects.
The girls from The Quilted Crow came down from Tasmania and organised a fun day they called "A Gathering in the Barn" at the home of the well known "Quilts in the Barn" exhibition, in Wonga Park, Victoria.
The shop specialises in Civil War Reproductions and wool applique. They brought along many of their quilts to display, fabrics, kits and other goodies to tempt us.
We were given four patterns and a needlecase kit and I ended up buying a large quilt kit and some wool pieces for my stash.
Most of the girls completed their needlecase kit but I had another wool project I had prepared at home. I don't know if you can see it in front of me what it looks like ...
So here is a close up of the flowers after I completed them at home the next day..
Sunday was mostly another sewing day but this time in my studio. I had a well known quilter for company. Can you tell who she was ?
This is Bonnie K Hunter from Quiltville, who does a Quit-Cam and links up via her blog with anyone who wants to see her sewing, giving tips and talking to us. This is the first time it's been recorded, so it's great to be able to view on demand for those who can't be online when she is live in her sewing room. So while she sewed and chatted to us, I sewed these blocks and actually completed them and they are ready to go into my next quilt.
I guess it's fun to share our passion with a friend... that's what my daughter does with her kitty Noddy.... He looks like he's enjoying the practice session.