Friday, September 30, 2011

Behind the scenes at QITB 2011

Here are the crow girls setting up.

Russ lending a hand to get the barn all pretty!!

I know. Leonie is going to kill me for this one!!

Cutting more fabric in preparation for the crowds.

Taking a moment to sit and enjoy the first of many glasses of champagne.

Even Jo pitched in and helped fold FQ's.

Now this is the girl we know and love!!

Taking the fight to the barn!! What a girl will do for a bundle of wool!!

Duelling Camera's at 5 paces!!

'We all know Russ can be funny, but really!!
It went something like "Would you like me to take your photo with Jo? "

l guess l said YES!!

Dad having a quite moment.

Bev having a pensive moment.

Kirsten doing her best "Sale of the Century" impersonation!!

The woolies were put safely to bed, and out of harms way.

Russ and Jo sharing a cookie moment in the kitchen.

Pack up time. All hands on deck.

Even Viv, the raffle winner pitched in to help.

The Crow girls packing up what was left, which was not much!!

All my quilts loaded and ready to head back to the house.

A quiet moment with my girls, while the boys cooked dinner.

Deirdre had a lot to say.
Sorry Deirdre, l kind of owed Leonie this one!!

This year l decided to present our  inaugural perpetual trophy of "Inspiration" for
help  above and beyond the call of duty.
Here is Andy our first winner.

Not only does he help hang the quilts, but he shows up all 3 days to direct traffic,
 run for last minute bread that we forgot, planned and supplied our new pink shirts
we proudly wore all weekend, and then pitches in with his lovely wife and
beautiful daughters where needed on Sunday,
giving up his own fathers day to help us.
That's Inspiration!!

He has nicknamed her "Holy Mother of Inspiration"
l believe she went straight to the Pool room!!

The boys taking a well earned break after parking cars
all weekend and cooking dinner for us girls.

A huge THANK YOU  to my family, especially Paul and Becci who both do an
outstanding job of support and helping,
 Jo and Russ for making the trip across the many miles,
and being so generous with book donations and our 2nd prize quilt,
 Leonie and Deirdre for making the boat trip across the 'Straight'
with all their wonderful goodies for us to buy,
  the many helpers ( too numerous to mention, but you know who you are)
across the weekend,  both male and female, and of course
 the quilt shops who support us year after year, selling raffle tickets,
 and having our flyer's.  Without these people and their support,
the weekend would not happen. Its a true team effort, and l love you guys.

l hope you have enjoyed seeing behind the scenes at Quilts in the barn.
Its a lot of hard work, but many wonderfully funny moments too.
l cherish the memories we made this year.

This year we raised around $12,500 for Breast Cancer research.
Bring on next year!!

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, September 26, 2011

QITB Raffle Quilt Winner.

                                  Remember this beautiful quilt that many of you sent blocks,
 and l made into this years raffle quilt?

Here is Russ preparing to draw the winning ticket.
Quite a crowd had gathered.

As he read the first name, you can see a lady in the background get excited.

Then jumps for joy, as her full name is read out.
Let me tell you, we were as excited as her.
 This is the first time we have had the raffle winner in the audience.

Here is Viv showing off her newly won quilt!!

Hugging it with joy!!

Celebrating with a glass of champagne.

Getting Russ to add his signature to Jo's block.

And sharing the moment with the rest of the crew!!

Congratulations  Viv. l know this quilt has gone to a home,
 where it will be loved and cherished.

On Friday, l took a trip with Jill to deliver the suitcase raffle to
its very lucky winner. Here is Lynne, with her prize. and now she has
it in her hot little hands, l look forward to seeing
 what treasures she makes with her goodies. There was a ton of Jo fabrics, and also
 loads of patterns designed by The Quilted Crow Girls.

This prize was donated by The Quilted Crow, who were our traders
for the weekend. If you want to see some of the goodies that were in the suitcase,
visit their online shop. Its a real treat.

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Quilts In The Barn 2011 #2

And come they did!!

Jill and Dorothy doing a great job up front!!

                                                 The Quilted Crows were kept busy.

Time for a cuppa.

A  chance to catch up with friends from near and far.

And enjoy the wonderful sunshine this year!!

Some of the crew who helped out this year.
Love our new pink shirts!!! Thanks Andy.

Crow Central looked pretty spectacular!!

They even sold Jo something!!!

Thanks for visiting.

l am enjoying reliving our wonderful weekend.
 Hope you are enjoying it too!!