Tuesday, 6 September 2011

R & A's Excellent Weekend Adventure...

I had an awesomely quilty weekend in good company with Rosie (no blog)...(Chooky you'll need a cuppa!)...

Saturday we met at Essendon Quilters Inc. Quilt-In, along with a few other Sunbury Stitchers & Quilters members...it was so nice to spend the day with friends I so rarely get to see.  The guest speaker was Susan Smith, I was so looking forward to this quilt-in and hearing Susan's talk and I was not disappointed...I was having such a good time, stitching, chatting, eating delicious homemade tasty treats provided by the Essendon members, drinking cuppas, chatting, stitching, oohing and aahhing over show & tell and Susan's quilts I quite forgot to take any pics!  Oops!!!  But I did manage to almost get the Bumb'le Bee hexie medallion appliqued to the background...wahoo!...oh and there was a finished Bumb'le Bee in the show and tell...awesome...if only I'd taken a photo!

Sunday we ventured out again...this time to Wonga Park and Quilts In The Barn.
Follow the driveway to the barn...
Our welcoming committee escort...
Not having made it to this event in the past, there was a degree of determination to make it this year.  Arriving right on the knocker of 10:00 am kick off we left...get this...at 1:50pm!!! Nearly four hours!  Think we may have made up for all the years we missed *LOL*...we had a wonderful day...to start with we got to met the talented Jo Morton her very self, take a first look and get photos of all the glorious quilts (I think there were 60) before the barn started to get busy.  A time out for some sustenance...a cuppa and homemade cake, yum!...sitting outside at tables covered with gorgeous quilts (under heavy clear plastic for protection of course)...


so relaxing just sitting in the fresh air...then back into the barn for another closer look see...lunch of bbq sausages in bread...another looksee...mmmm, no wonder it took four hours!  Each time we ventured back in to have another look at the quilts we saw something we hadn't noticed before...it was wonderful to have that time and opportunity to refresh and review...aside from the exhibition of Jo's own quilts the remaining quilts were made by the lovely hostess with the mostest Linda who puts on this amazing event each year (it raises money for Breast Cancer) and two of her friends...their quilts were all either Jo's patterns or used Jo's fabrics or both...lots of lovely lovely ideas and inspiration...
I've had a go at creating one of those Smilebox slideshows...fingers crossed it works...so sit back, relax with a cuppa and enjoy the quilts...
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Happy stitching...

6 comments:

Mistea said...

Sounds like you had lots of stitchy fun.
Good day for the Barn show and yummy feasting to.

shez said...

great slide show Annette very impressed both with the quilts and your technological skills,lol glad you had fun times with Rosie,hey she should have a blog

shez said...

ps,see you at Werribee

Fiona said...

Great day out.... I loved seeing all of the quilts.. well done with the slide show.... so nice to have quilts on the tables too....
Hugz

Chookyblue...... said...

love all you photos........glad you got out of bed......thanks for sharing.........

Grethe said...

Lovely to be in your blogland. Lots of lovely quilts from that Barn.
Nice little sort of bag,for your sewing bits and pieces:-)