Let the exhibition begin!!
Some familiar faces
Were spotted in the crowd,
Plenty of people we didn't know came,
and enjoyed a cuppa among the quilts.
Julie did a hand piecing demo over the weekend,
Some yummy cup cakes for sale!
And of course you were greeted with a smiling face as you entered.
This was the order of the day on Friday!
And we awoke to this on Saturday morning!!!
Katrina Wilson won THE raffle!!
Here she is taking her prized quilt and running!!
( is that someone in the background plotting to steal that quilt?? )
and a chance to look back and reflect on the weekend,
and have one last final chat over a shared meal,
16th Oct 2010
I just wanted to drop you a quick email to congratulate you on such a wonderful show at your barn. I didn't get a chance to say good-bye to you or to mention when I saw you that I was thoroughly impressed with the quilt show. The organisation and supportive group of friends and family that you have is evident and you are all to be congratulated for organising a thoroughly insipiring show. The quilts were beautiful, your barn is gorgeous and I came away thoroughly inspired to do some sewing for myself. I wish you a sucessful show and hope you were able to raise lots of funds over the weekend. It is so generous of you to open your home to everybody and for the amount of work that you have put into this weekend.
I look forward to hearing from you tomorrow when you call to let me know that I purchased the winning raffle ticket .
Congratulations again on a fantastic show.
From Liz over at Broderie
i have been feeling so silly after saying to you 'what's your name' when we first spoke this afternoon. of course i knew you from coming in to the shops so often, but did not put two and two together!!! so sorry
it was a great exhibition and so well set up, a credit to you and all those who help, marlene, sharon and i enjoyed so much the friendly atmosphere and seeing and meeting so many of the girls i have known over the years.
also thanks for the special invitation to see your antique quilts, very inspiring and kind of you to show us.
happy day tomorrow, and good wishes, liz wright.
From Nat at Justnotnat
I just came back from there and it was fantastic. All the quilts are to die for! It was so good to be 'that' closed to them and meeting with the makers, I was in heaven! Thanks Linda, you are the hostess of the mostes! You are so warm, so hospitable and so very generous - Thanks again I have a lovely time - Hugs Nat
From Kate over at Empty Field
Just wanted to say a huge "Thank you" for your hospitality over the weekend - as a not-very-often solo traveller and generally shy person, you made me feel very welcome at your wonderful quilt show. And although you must have been extremely busy and tired you took timeout to show virtual strangers (well, me at least, not so sure about the other ladies) your gorgeous private quilt collection.
I had a great time! It was great to catch up with Robyn again too. What a nut-bag she is!!
I'll be sure to encourage my Tuesday quilting friends to make time to attend next year, and my husband wants to visit the Dandenongs especially after I raved about my drive.
Congratulations once again,
PS - here's hoping I'll get a call when I win one of the raffle prizes.
This one is from Meghan, one of the Sisters.
I know we said it yesterday but it needs to be said again - THANK YOU! Thank you for your energy and enthusiasm, for your support and encouragement to the Sisters and for your commitment to putting on a truly wonderful quilt hanging in a very unique space. But most of all, thank you for the efforts in fund-raising for Breast Cancer Research. I am sure there is not one woman who visited over the weekend who has not been touched by breast cancer and knowing that the proceeds of the weekend go towards finding a cure for this disease (in some small way) is the best part.
You also have the most wonderful group of family and friends (helpers) who gave of their time so freely. I know I did not get round to all so please thank them as well.
And as a postscript, I have attached the recipe for the Ginger Fudge Cookies. Enjoy making (and eating) them.
This one from Robyn,
I hope you are having a well earned rest !
Thank-you for the 2010-QIB, the work you, your family & friends do every year to not only raise funds for breast cancer..... you also bring joy & inspiration to fellow addicted quilters. Di & the SS sisters are highly skilled quilters & their appliqué skills are amazing ( I sort of agree with your views on your blog.... giving up quilting....I wonder with 100's of hours of practice will any of my quilts ever look that good or even 1/2 as good??)
Some ladies I met last year have become friends, we actually went on a 'day trip' together last year after 2009 QIB, we went up to Threadbare for the release of Di's new quilt. We met again at your place on Saturday. I did mention to your husband we have all agreed even if we don't catch up during the year we'll have our annual get together at the 2011 QIB
From Sue-Anne over at Buddy and Me
The girls and I had a wonderful time visiting you on Friday. You have done a
magnificent job in setting up the displays and your home is the perfect venue.
I think you and your helpers deserve a medal and a big pat on the back for all
the work you have done. I hope the rain didn't deter too many visitors.
I am wanting to do a blog post about the day we spent in Melbourne but will hang
off until I hear back from you with regards to the photos of the quilts. I
understand that you have been flat out this weekend so I don't want to put any
pressure on you, just when you get around to it.
We had a great day in Melbourne. After leaving your place, we visited my best
friend in Rowville at her shop, then moved on to Somerset, Amitie, Patchwork on
Central Park, and then as if we hadn't done enough, visited Ikea in Richmond.
Luckily the rain had eased off by the time we were leaving and we had a fairly
dry drive home, arriving in Wodonga at 11.30pm! A very BIG day, but definately
And this one from Jill
Hi Linda - oh thank you, you dear person for showing the quilts from your wonderful Quilt Exhibition of the 'Sisters' I was thinking of driving myself over to see the Dear Girlies at Threadbear and go to the Exhibition but I 'chickened out' on the driving over, but thanks to your kindness I can now share a little of what must have been just a most wonderful time and as you say rain will never never ever stop us quilters.
Keep up your wonderful blog it is so wonderful of you to share the joy of quilting with us all.
Kind Regards, Jill - Mannum South Australia