Janice – who belongs to The Applique Guild of Australia – organised a two day workshop in Henty, just out of Albury, NSW.
I drove up on Friday 4 March on a stinking hot day. Had car trouble – and $400 later all was well!!
I stayed with Janice and her husband John in their beautiful home – wow… beautiful scenery for miles around – so unlike living in the city and it takes some getting used to – and of course I could get used to it very quickly! Thanks Janice and John for your hospitality – I felt very much at home!!
Saturday morning turned out to be another hot day but thankfully the hall was air-conditioned. The workshop was at St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School. Joanne part of the P&F Association organised all the meals for us – and they were yummy! So thanks to the mums who cooked and served the meals – and looked after us so well.
I’m posting this photo below for all my friends in Manchester, New Hampshire – this is what morning and afternoon tea looks like!
4 quilts were chosen – Birds Eye View, Minerva, Tulipa and Mosaics. Two days of quilting with your quilting buddies – what more can you ask for? And I get to have all the fun too!!!
Sunday turned out to be another hot hot day… again thank goodness for the air conditioners. We spent Sunday afternoon on clamshells – a workshop that I really enjoy and get to see all the wonderful different combinations – sorry I forgot to take photos.
Lynne told us the wonderful story of having won the Victorian Quilters raffle quilt that was made by Margaret Mew, Jennifer Murray and myself a couple of years ago – and only looked at the label recently and realised that I would be doing the workshop in Henty and decided to come to it. She brought in this beautiful quilt for show and tell.
Victoria brought in her absolutely stunning quilt – she started off wanting to do a Baltimore quilt and ended up with a Bollywood version.
We did play one game – remember tearing up Mintie wrappers into long strips? Well, we had what I’m sure is a record – 55 inches long by Ruth – well done Ruth. The nearest to hers was 45 inches.
I LOVE teaching in country towns – I love the camaraderie between students, most have lived near each other for generations and know each other well. The hospitality is wonderful as well – and I get to make many long lasting friendships. I will definitely be back next year girls… and I want to see all those quilts finished!