Friday, March 23, 2012

A Gathering In The Barn 2012

Leonie and Deirdre from The Quilted Crow did a wonderful job
of transforming the Barn into a quilting wonderland.

Here they are introducing their projects for the day.

Four stunning quilts, just ready to inspire.

The ladies didn't waste time getting busy.

A motley crew!!
Sandra, Robyn, Margaret, Sharon, Jill and Liz.

Robyn and Sharon were kept busy behind the counter making sales.

Sue-Anne and Jan made the big trip down from Wodonga.

Here's Leonie, who thought she could hide!!
This beautiful bunch of roses was a gift form Robyn, who attended our day.
Thanks Robyn!! If only you could smell them.

There was plenty of yummy food to keep everyone happy.
Herb and cheese scones was just one choice for morning tea.
We also had scones with jam and cream, and date scones. Yumm!!

Lunch followed some stitching time, and we had a great selection of sandwiches,
with fruit platters and a cheese board. 

 Couldn't resist taking another photo of the cheese board!

Afternoon tea - choice of 2  cakes, (Bev's Rhubarb and Cinnamon and Jill's Lumberjack)
 and Berry Yoghurt Meringues. All Delicious!

There were several well know bloggers who attended.
Marian, Sue-Anne, Rosemary,( who came all the way from England) Elyte and myself.

Not only did the conversation keep us busy, but there were many
 temptations in the shopping department as well.

Loads of yummy goodies to tempt us. And tempted we were!!

Everyone was busy stitching.

This was the small project the girls gave everyone, and most were working on it.

Some even completed it, and moved on to larger projects.

All too soon, it was time to go home.
Some of us gathered for a group shot out the front.
Many had gone by now.

Huge thanks to Bev, Sharon and Robyn for being the best sandwich makers ever!!
And pitching in with whatever needed doing. You girls are the best.

A bigger huge thank you to Leonie and Deirdre for making this happen. You girls crow!!

A final HUGE THANK YOU!! to all the participants over the 2 days.
Without you girls, the day would not have happened.
And on your behalf,
$1,500 will be donated to Breast Cancer Research

They tell me we are doing this again next year!!
Bring it on!! Can't wait.

Thanks for visiting.

P.S. If you haven't entered for my giveaway here, there is still plenty of time.
l have enjoyed reading all the comments, and many took me back to
  standing in the hall when we saw those quilts for the first time. Thank you!!


  1. Wow, looks like a fun day was had by all! Wish we all lived closer!!!

  2. So glad to have been a part of the inaugural Gathering in the Barn.
    Thank you Linda for a perfect day, no complaints from our group.
    Everything was perfect.

  3. how wonderful , $1500 more donated to Breast Cancer REsearch...looks like another fun event in the barn!

  4. Linda, I have to agree with Elyte, fantastic day

  5. Oh Linda! I wish I lived so much closer to Australia than I do. I would love to spend time in your barn - you have too much fun!

  6. Looks like a wonderful day. Wish Australia, Victoria was a little closer. Maybe one day I can join you :) Keep those gatherings coming.

  7. Wow! What a fun weekend. I can't believe how cute everything was. What an inspiring atmosphere. I totally want to come next time!

  8. Looks like so much fun! Sorry I'm on the other side of the world!
    You've done good, girl!

  9. Your barn is becoming a little bit of quilters' heaven on Earth. AND it is all for a good cause. It looks like it was such a fun event. Of course, I wish I could join you.

  10. Looks like you all had a fantastic time. The barn looked great. Hope I can make it there next year, but for now I'm concentrating on getting to the Barn for the red and white in October!

  11. Well done Linda & your wonderful helpers in raising the funds for Breast Cancer research. Sounds like it was a wonderful day.

  12. My friend Rosemary looks like she had a fabulous day and I cannot wait for her to come back to England so that I can hear all about it. I can only dream about attending - one day.....

  13. Nice gathering, thanks for sharing the picture.


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