Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Does absence make the heart grow fonder?

I've been missing in action!
With no real excuse!
Other than busy, busy, busy!
Did you miss me?
Life has a habit of plowing along at full steam,
 even when sometimes we just want to stop and smell the roses.
Its been a full year, as well as a difficult year.
Just after my last post we lost my Father-in-law,
then followed a week later with the passing of my 18yr old nephew.
One could say that took the wind out of my sails for a bit.
And blogging was the last thing on my list of important stuff to do.
I've had an email or 2 asking if we are having our quilt exhibition this year,
 and l guess that's been the prompt I've needed to get
 back on here and get writing and sharing again.
Of course, no blog post from me is not complete without photos,
 so l am sharing a few close ups from this years raffle quilt.

The quilt has been designed and made by Jenny Bear,
with all Jo Morton fabrics,
then  machine quilted by Debbie Burville ( Quilts From Nana's Trunk)
The fussy cutting by Jenny has to be seen to be believed,
 and so as you can see by the photos I'm sharing,
its a truly stunning quilt,
 and both ladies have gone above and beyond my expectations with this quilt.
Their collaboration on this quilt has been amazing!
The full quilt will be revealed soon! Promise!
Our flyer is currently under construction, so will share that as soon as possible.
l can however give you the dates so you can put them in your diary.
This years exhibit will take place on the 27th, 28th and 29th November 2015.
Usual place, usual times, hopefully the usual people!
Our special guest this year is Jo Morton.
Many of you may have visited us back in 2011 when Jo was our special guest then.
She loved her time here with you Aussie girls so much,
she jumped at the chance to make a return visit.
 And this time we are planning some workshops with her.
Details will be released at the end of the week.

However, please feel free to contact me to put your name on a wait list.
The classes, which will be hand piecing, will take place
 the weekend of 21st and 22nd November.
They will be 1 day classes, and I believe Jo will be teaching different things on each day.
Details are being firmed up this week.

Didn't l tell you!
The fussy cutting!
The quilting!!
Raffle tickets coming soon!

Mary Koval will also be here again this year,
 with bags full of lovely antique quilts and goodies to tempt us!
The Quilted Crow will also be here again,
and she is planning on having lots of lovely Jo fabrics available for sale!!
All Jo's fabrics play so well together.

So hopefully by  having all these lovely photos to look at,
you have forgiven my absence.
And l plan on posting more regularly again.
Thanks for visiting.
You can find me and the other girls over on instagram for more regular updates.
Hope to see you there!