Highlights from our retreat weekend at Kurri Kurri were given. I had an email from Desley Gossip who is in charge at the TAFE. She said a number of her staff had remarked 'how lovely our ladies were' which was very nice to hear.
I do encourage any members who have not been to a retreat to give it some thought for next year. It is a great way of getting to know each other in a relaxed setting and you get LOTS of sewing done!
The plans for our Show in August are well in hand. All members are expected to come to the Opening Night. It is a very happy evening. We dress up and enjoy showing family members our talents and skills.
Everyone brings a plate of snack food to share. Visitors are often hungry as they sometimes come straight from work and skip dinner.
Narelle is planning the rosters for us all to contribute and these will be put out soon.
Fliers for our show are in the cupboard if you are able to distribute some among your friends.
Space at Quilt NSW Guild Show:
We have been lucky enough to be allotted a space at the Guild/Craft Show on Friday 22 June. This helps publicise our group and our show. Last time many visitors stopped by to chat and look at the quilts we had on display. If any of you can spare a couple of hours to help it would be appreciated. You can also then wander around the show itself. I am sure you will find lots to buy.
A friend of Val's has generously donated 4 completed quilts and 9 tops to be finished. Thank you Verity.
Show and Tell:
Above and below, Robyn has made three baby quilts for Westmead.
June was unable to come to our retreat this year so she had her very own retreat at home. Her wonderful husband looked after her with food treats and special dinners so June could spend all her time sewing. The results are fantastic! June's 4 baby quilts are below.
At our retreat, Helena machine quilted the Wagga above to be sold at our show. It took quite a bit of time but an excellent result. It is difficult to show all the detail in the photo but if you look closely you can see some of it.
This lovely blue quilt was finished by June at her 'special home' retreat. June donated it to our Community quilts. Iris will find a worthy home for it.
Iris asked us to bring along any 'orphan' blocks that we had made and never used to the retreat. Lots of blocks arrived!
I don't know how Iris did it but she worked on it and gradually put the differing blocks together to make this terrific quilt.
What a talent!
Until next week....