I seem to go AWOL from time to time – perhaps because I lead such a busy life – and I wouldn’t have it any other way!!
Since last post I’ve been to Wallacia in New South Wales and Byron Bay (everyone knows where that is), both for meditation workshops – a weekend workshop and a 6 day residential. Needless to say they were both awesome! I am so lucky I get to meet such wonderful people. But then I get to meet wonderful quilters as well….what a great life!
I had another fun day at Patch n Quilt where we do more talking than sewing but who cares! I like that I have the same group coming along and we get to catch up on each other’s lives and get to know each other so much better. And I always get to stay way too late chatting to Mary!
On Saturday 31 August the Seabreeze Quilters held their Quilt-In at the Williamstown Town Hall– and what a success. I’m sure there were in excess of 250 quilters from all around Victoria. Kim and her team did a fantastic job. The hall looked great – I did take photos but realised that I hadn’t sought permission from quilters to show them on my blog – sorry about that.
Margaret Mew was one of three guest speakers and she gave us a talk about the many years she volunteered at Tarrengower Women’s Prison – one of the longest volunteer projects in a prison. Margaret gave a very moving – and sometimes funny – account of her working there with other volunteers.
Jenny Bowker was the guest speaker. I’m sure most of you have seen Jenny’s gorgeous quilts and her stories are very inspiring – about her friendships with the people that she met whilst in Egypt and the surrounding areas. Beautiful photography and beautiful quilts.
I was invited to have my own trading table selling patterns. I got to meet many of my customers, gave some mini classes and of course networked – ain’t life grand? A couple of classes are in the works. Thanks Jenn for your help – making sure I was fed, got my breaks and taken very good care of!
And another great announcement – but that’s in the next post! 2 posts in one day? My web-person will be very happy with me!