Girls had brought their champagne glasses, and it wasn't long before the corks were popping!
Thoughts turned to 33 years ago when the group first started, small at first, but now a group needing a large hall such as ours! Congratulations everyone, from those who were original members, to all the new faces who have contributed in their individual ways to growing the group to what it has become.
As always we celebrated with a delicious cake,
very expertly divided and served by Kerry and Akiko's. Thanks girls. Jess popped the corks, and Narelle took care of drinks. Thanks to all who helped here and there.
As promised, those who took part in the Jess Challenge of making something from "impossible" fabric
chosen from a lucky dip bag, brought along their valiant efforts for a mini show and tell. Here they are....
and finally we held the draw for the five complimentary movie tickets, donated by Giant Steps.
Congratulations to Judy and her group on completing this project so well.
Aylsa is looking for some hardy soul to find a creative way to use her counter-change blocks. I've volunteered since I didn't get to make a lucky dip myself. Stay tuned!
We chatted about a name for the finished Contemporary Quilt, and came up with "Licorice Allsorts".
What do you think? It was overwhelmingly voted on by those present.
Much cake, champagne and stitches all around the hall.........
The winners were - Josie, Jess, Sally, Helena and Iris!
Actually, Jess and Sally we're delighted to win, but can't actually go on that date. They offered them to me, but I also can't make it. So if anyone as a pair or individual is busting to go, please give me a call and the tickets will be yours. First in first served I'm afraid. So call NOW!
On top of everything else, we had some great SHOW AND TELL!
This counter-change quilt was by Kerry, and came from a range of fabric called "The road well travelled".
This gorgeous braided scrappy is being Narelle, and she was working valiantly on it at the retreat. Looking very nice indeed.
Here are two waggas for the next show done by Jess. Jess will be away from us for the rest of the year working! Have fun Jess. We'll miss you. See you next year.
This beautiful one is for the community collection, and done by Gil and Doreen. Fabulous work girls.
Finally two new baby quilts for The Grace Centre, the first done by June, and the second by Robin S, with free-motion quilting by Karen. Very cute indeed!
And so, a great party was enjoyed by all present. Thanks for participating everyone. See you soon!