Thursday, August 18, 2011

Back from Melbourne

 Firstly l booked my trip to Melbourne around the North Of  The Yarra Quilters annual retreat, which is held out at Myrniong on Lake Dewar.  Great accommodation, food and company.  We are always spoilt with great welcoming gifts made by members who give up their time to make something special each year.  Thank You Kris, Jackie, Dianne, Margaret,  Julie another wonderful weekend away.

My good friend Jennifer picked me up from my Mothers home and took me via  Gayle B's shops. We would frequent this shop often once upon a time.  I was able to purchase items l have not been able to find here where l live.  The apple core and Dresden template l have been searching the net for.   Also l  purchased 3 Bali Pops, one l will use to make the 1600 quilt, thanks  Dianne.
We met up with the group for lunch at Rivers garden Centre in Yarrambat, than continued on to the retreat via  Ballan  Quilt store.  Beautiful fabrics and tea house.
 Being a full member l was also given my quoter of  raffle tickets to sell, for their bi annual quilt show held at the Eltham Community Centre, 801 Main Rd, Eltham. Sat 8th & Sun 9th  October 2011. Melways Ref: 21 J6. Check out their website for further details.  Well worth a look if you are in the area.

Also belonging to the Toowoomba Quilters l received tickets for their annual quilt show raffle. Both quilts are well worth purchasing a ticket or two.  Which l will certainly be doing. The  Toowoomba Quilt show is held at The Solo Centre, St Ursula's College, Rome street, Toowoomba.  Saturday 17th September 2011, for the week of the garden carnival..

On the retreat l manage to do this little wall hanging stitchery. A great deal of laughter, chatting and catching up with old friends.  Because l didn't take a great deal of work with me others found me plenty to do.

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