l sent the word around.
An evening with Mary.
Quilts, show and tell, wine and food.
What more could they ask for!!!!
And come they did.
Some of the gathered crowd.
We even let some men come, but made them stay in the pantry.
After all, this was Women's Business!!!
Mary and Joe set up the quilts in the afternoon, and then when the
girls were coming, we had the lights off till after dinner.
First up, Mary gave a talk about how she and Joe first started to buy and sell antiques.
She went on to talk about how she designs fabrics, using antique fabric for inspiration.
Then it was time to show us some of the quilts.
This one received the most attention.
It was placed on the floor for a closer examination. Mary said that in 40 years of buying,
selling and collecting quilts, she had only come across
10 examples of such wonderful Broderie Perse.
Time to check out what was for sale, and take a final photo of THAT quilt.
A very happy quilter with a new purchase. No getting that off her!!!
Finally, it was Mary's turn to take a seat and enjoy the
show and tell all the girls had brought. And we let a few men out of the pantry,
because they are good at holding up the quilts!!
Here is Bev with her Mary Manakee in progress.
Deb with her Poppy's Quilt, a design by Di Ford.
( l have this quilt started, its hiding in a box in my sewing room. Time to bring it out l think!! )
Meghan with her Sarah Morrell.
Dorothy with her Phebe Quilt.
Di with a stunner!!
Carolyn and an antique from her collection.
Jill and one of her antique quilts.
This japanese beauty was made by Anne.
And so was this stunning quilt, made with all Australian fabrics.
Sandra, and her antique quilt bought on our trip to the states in 2009.
Finally, time for a group shot, then off home.
Thanks to everyone who came and made the evening such a wonderful success.
Come back next year Mary!!!!
More adventures to come.
Thanks for visiting.