Do you think that if the Earth is warming up, there is a chance it is moving quicker? I don't know about you, but I am sure the hours in each day are certainly passing faster than ever before.
Last time I dropped in, I was excited about the pending Friendship Frolic. Well it has been and gone, but was truly a lovely week. It was wonderful to see so many ladies having a great time out, enjoying some great discounts, lucky draws and importantly enjoying the company of their friends. It was heartwarming for Linda and myself that so many people travelled so far to join us.
One of the highlights of the week was meeting Tess, who brought along her magnificent 'Farmers Wife' quilt.
It is always a joy to see a farmers wife.
Over the course of the week I ran a competition to guess the number of buttons in the jar.
The lucky winner was Shirley Bassett, who guessed the correct number of 897. I must thank my daughter Sharna who patiently counted very single button.
After the Frolic concluded Linda and I met and we drew the lucky passport. Congratulations to Wendy Leersen who now has $150.00 to spend at each shop. We have decided to run the Frolic as an annual event, so if you missed out this year be sure to join us next year.
On the weekend of July 4th -5th I was delighted to host Michelle Yeo for a weekend workshop. Michelle, who is an expert at foundation piecing, kindly offered the choice of three quilts; Ballaraat Beauties, Georgetown Circles and the magnificent quilt Fairhaven.
The majority of ladies embarked on the Ballaraat Beauties quilt, learning the technicalities of Foundation Piecing. It was a bit daunting at first, and I did notice people sewing very slowly on their machines. The ladies left Saturday afternoon feeling a little overwhelmed and I sure a little brain tired. However happy smiling faces reappeared early Sunday morning and by Sunday afternoon the machines were quickly churning out completed blocks some of which included inset Y-seams. Amazingly I managed to grab a few photo's.
Michelle's Georgetown Circles,
and here are some blocks from the ladies who are making Ballaraat Beauties .
Many thanks to Michelle for joining us for the weekend. It was fantastic being able to draw on such a wealth of knowledge.
Following on from Michelle, Monday was the Nullawarre Appliqué Group's meeting day. Once again we had a great turn up and some lovely show and tell.
You may remember this work in progress from last October.
Well Sharon has kept up the great work, add some stunning borders.
This is not a great photo, but it does show you the enormity of the project, and is a credit to Sharon who has managed to complete the top in under 12 months. Now for the hand quilting.
Lynette is on the home run with Jane's Garden a quilt pattern designed by Di Ford Hall.
Anni shared her recently completed Bronte's Garden designed by Robyn Falloon.
and Kay has completed this stunning quilt top which I am failing to remember the name of.
It has certainly been a fun filled few weeks.