2 workshops and a road trip!

I had another lovely weekend in Nowra end of March.  Two new quilts were launched – Tulipa and Message in a Bottle.  I had done a previous workshop last year with Kim of Jukejema Quilters Barn and had discussed my new quilts and we decided to launch them first at Jukejema.  The function room at the Parkhaven Motor Lodge was hired for the two days.  A beautiful large room with lots of light.  A delicious lunch was served with a shop in attendance – Jukejema of course. 

I had five for Message and 10 for Tulipa.  There was also a special dinner that night at the Southern Stones Rock and Bar Grill – something different for me to try – here’s how its described: your meal is  cooked on a heated volcanic rock at your table.

The high temperature of the rock sears in all the natural juices and nutrients, giving you a unique rock cooked flavour”.  Delicious!!  It was great to catch up with Anne and Bill from Bribbaree.

My second workshop was at Carolyn’s Quilting Room in Wodonga on the 6/7 April.

I travelled to Wodonga with my “roadie” – Jennifer Murray who had been invited along by Carolyn.  As Jenn and I are good mates it was an opportunity for us to go on a “road trip” together.

I taught three classes here – Tulipa and Clamshells on Saturday and Botanika on Sunday.  Tulipa morning was very quiet and orderly but then came the afternoon ladies for Clamshells – a loud, naughty, rowdy bunch but I loved them all – lots of laughter, jokes and mucking around – a great deal of fun.  Poor Gordon – that’s an in-joke – you’ll have to do a class to find out about that!  Sunday was quieter and more relaxed but we got a lot done. 

That's Jenn my "roadie" and our dinner Friday night - Thai with lots of chillis and yum!

It was fun having Jenn as company, and of course her computer skills came in handy.  Watch out for Carolyn – she’s learnt just about everything there is to know on Pinerest!!

The next few days will be hectic.  I have a few workshops over the weekend but I’m also getting ready to go to Virginia, USA for three weeks.  This time its for meditation workshops and some training.  I get to meet lots of wonderful people and catch up with old friends.  So looking forward to some quiet time to put my feet up and meditate in great company.   I don’t think I’ll have much time to anything quilty – but that’s okay……

Till next time – happy quilting.

One thought on “2 workshops and a road trip!

  1. Thank you, Irene, for stopping by my blog and for the kind words about the wedding quilt. I’ve enjoyed looking around at your work — beautiful and impressive. I hope you enjoy your visit to Virginia — it’s a fine time of year to be there!

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