Well where has the year gone!
We have been so busy with trade shows, customers and education it is unbelievable. Sorry it has been so long since we added to the blog with the following update you may understand why it has taken so long.
Perth Quilt and craft Fair: what a great experience we had, lucky enough to start out with Mum myself my sister Jenny and 2 fabulous girls from Patchwork Cow in SA Linda and Lucy. We stayed in an apartment only the rich & famous would normally live in (we pretended for the week), i think we left famous for something but certainly not rich. We then proceeded to meet some really nice Perth people both in the arena of customers and fellow business people. Thanks to all that made us feel so very welcome and certainly for supporting us and joing our e-mail and website, we look forward to exciting times ahead.
Next we went to the Port Augusta bi-annual quilters guild quilt exhibition. Firstly we must make mention of the hospitality,friendliness and outright welcoming atmosphere that the ladies from Port Augusta put out there for us. We had a really successfull weekend, met some fabulous people and learnt lots. We really do have some very very talentes people in S.A we sincerely look forward to the next one and hope to catch up before then.
Last but not least we travelled to beautifull Port Lincoln which is home to some very dear friends of mine Kris & Wendy. This time we attended a retreat. Trust me this retreat was to die for, a quilters heaven with nothing left un-turned. A trusty group of volunteers formed the committee and what a mighty job they did. Friday night saw us all together for supper and a general meet and greet before unpacking and settling in for the weekend.
The weekend consisted of no less than 12 choices of workshops taught by professional people from around the state ranging from Fabric Dying, to Stained Glass Quilting, Foundation Piecing and much much more of which you could choose more than 1 to do, fabulous presentations in the evening, 4 different shops from around the Eyre Peninsula were on hand for last minute items and to share new products in this fantastic field. Once again we really hope to be a part of this again next year.
The after school classes have been keeping us really busy with 2 groups of fantastic enthusiastic people making projects such as water bottle holders, shaggy quilts and much more. Next term we will be making a back-pack and a christnas stocking with bejewelling for an added effect.
Looking ahead we have the privilage of Linda Haigh from Patchwork Cow visiting to do a Mystery Quilt workshop on the 17th of September. Be Quick if you would like to book in for this great day.