Saturday, 28 May 2011

Quilt-In At Geelong...

Hello!  Anyone out there?  Wouldn't be surprised if the answering was a resounding NO given my complete lack of attendance lately...I've been sick, again...darn cold germs...*cough* *cough* *sneeze* *sniffle*....sorry about the strange spacing, blogger has gone mental again...

There has been precious little activity of the stitching kind going on the last couple of weeks but last Saturday I did attend a stitchy event with Rosie & Sue (no blogs)...gotta love a good Quilt-In...and Geelong Patchwork & Quilters Guild put on a beaut...
And welcome we certainly were!  A giftee at the door and into the hall...filled with tables of happy stitchers and shops lining the walls...and...I had the best time catching up with friends from Summer School...what a happy coincidence...and one of my blogging buddies Sheryl and I got to met and play quilt-in together...


The funniest part of the day to me was when one of the Geelong members, who was a physiotherapist in her former life, got up on stage and made everyone get up and exercise...properly!

My view of the stage...lots of waving arms...ha ha ha...and then the camera ran out of memory card...couldn't be bothered doing the clearing some space thing, so no more pictures of the day.

There were Lots of door prizes all lined up at the front of the stage...and surprisingly the number on the back of my name tag was called out!  The best part was winners got to choose their prize...what to pick? what to pick?...envelopes with vouchers, patterns, fat quarters and then I spied...
I was very excited...I think I scored one of the best prizes for the day...the local ladies told me that this is beautiful batting to work with...thank you Geelong Patchwork & Quilter's Guild and Geelong Blanket Company...


I did actually do something besides socialise, shop and win prizes...oh and eat the yummy yummy homemade tasty treats on the table...I cut out some 1/2" hexies once I borrowed a pair of scissors from Rosie...thanks Rosie, glad someone remembered all their equipment on the day!...and basted a few for Anna's Quilt, the second quilt from this year's Summer School...I've been watching Kerry's progress and getting itchy to make some progress on mine too...


Unfortunately I had a diary clash and had to leave before the guest speaker Margaret Rolfe  to attend a 21st afternoon tea in Eltham...I may have to do some research of where Margaret is speaking and catch one of her talks somewhere else...


It was well worth the two hour trip (well, I kind of cheated as I made that trip Friday night and stayed at my brother's for the night so really I had a 15 minute trip Saturday morning) to visit with the lovely ladies at Geelong...I hope I get to play there again...


Right, time to get ready to attend another stitchy event...a whole lot closer though, I only have to drive 20kms west to the next town to meet up with Rosie (no blog) and Andrea for a turn around the monthly Farmer's Market, a spot of lunch and a wander around the A Patch of Lancefield Biennial Quilt Show.  I always enjoy their show and am looking forward to a serve of the scones for afternoon tea, they are usually really really yummy!!  I've made room on the camera memory card so hopefully there will be some photos of inspiration to share.


Hope your weekend is stitchy...


Happy Stitching...

4 comments:

Tonya said...

Well just remember us stuck at home ones in all your stitchy travels! hugs!

Doris Sturm said...

Wow, aren't you the social butterfly...stitching butterfly! Sounds like you had a wonderful time meeting, greeting and winning...ok, and some driving, but that's what keeps life interesting. Congratulations on winning that great batting. I don't quilt, but I know how exciting it is to win something for your art and crafting projects.

I just recently returned from a rather long blogging absence because the weather has been too nice to sit indoors, but now that it's hot again, I have more time to type while Gizzy lies below and snores Zzzzzzzzzz

Kind Regards and happy weekend :-)

Anne Heidi said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend! Visiting with your brother AND stitching retreats WITH doorprizes!

shez said...

thanks for a lovely day with you and your friends Annette,hey did any one on our table happen to pick up a pair of reading glasses in a black or navy case,yes i have lost mine either at the quilt in or at my daughters, her and her hubby have looked everywhere and said that i haven't left them there,so i am hoping that they will still turn up.