I am a little late with the blog this week. I attended an 'Away Weekend' with the NSW Guild to Berry and the South Coast from Friday to Sunday evening.
It was a very full weekend and most enjoyable. These 'Away' meetings make it possible for Country Members of the Guild to attend and meet up with friends.
We stayed in Nowra and on Friday visited Meroogal which is a preserved homestead from the 1800's with all the original furnishings, books, paintings, carpets etc.
We visited three Quilt Shops where I did buy some fabric, even though I tried to be strong and resist the temptation!
There were two highlights on Sunday. First was a visit to Bundanon for a tour of Arthur Boyd's property and contents.
Then we had a speaker, Carolyn Collins, who does amazing work with plant and vegetable dyes. Carolyn demonstrated how she extracts the dyes and how to use them. A fascinating session.
Enough of that and down to General Business for HHQ:
* Days for Girls workshop on 4 April. I believe we are going to be sewing the bags together. If you can manage to bring your sewing machine along, that will be helpful.
I will have final details in next week's blog.
* Visitor coming this Thursday is Tracey Sherwin from Unisson (formerly Sunshine Homes). Tracey has kindly offered to bring morning tea.
* Kangaroo Quilts: These are due on 4 April.
* Narelle has details of our retreat if you are thinking of coming.
* Membership fees are now overdue, so please pay up if you haven't done so already.
Show and Tell:
Below are two Community Quilts that Robyn Jnst. will be taking to the Pilliga region of Australia. This is an area between Walgett and Weewaa and Coonamble.
There is a CWA group in the aptly named 'Come-by Chance' who help with a shelter and young families.
Robyn will also be taking 6 quilts that she has made herself.
Below is an arrangement of baby quilts with a gorgeous little Teddy made by Bev in the middle.
The three baby quilts below are from Susan H.
And 4 Baby quilts from Carolyn who is back from a lovely holiday in India.
Iris made the quilt below and has hand quilted it which is always a treat.
Below is a baby quilt or play mat from Grace, who is expecting her first grandchild very soon.
Until next week ......