My continuing adventures……….

Sep
2013
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I seem to go AWOL from time to time – perhaps because I lead such a busy life – and I wouldn’t have it any other way!!

Since last post I’ve been to Wallacia in New South Wales  and Byron Bay (everyone knows where that is), both for meditation workshops – a weekend workshop and a 6 day residential.  Needless to say they were both awesome!  I am so lucky I get to meet such wonderful people.  But then I get to meet wonderful quilters as well….what a great life!

I had another fun day at Patch n Quilt where we do more talking than sewing but who cares!  I like that I have the same group coming along and we get to catch up on each other’s lives and get to know each other so much better.  And I always get to stay way too late chatting to Mary!

On Saturday 31 August the Seabreeze Quilters held their Quilt-In at the Williamstown Town Hall– and what a success.  I’m sure there were in excess of 250 quilters from all around Victoria.  Kim and her team did a fantastic job.  The hall looked great – I did take photos but realised that I hadn’t sought permission from quilters to show them on my blog – sorry about that. 

Margaret Mew was one of three guest speakers and she gave us a talk about the many years she volunteered at Tarrengower Women’s Prison – one of the longest volunteer projects in a prison.  Margaret gave a very moving – and sometimes funny – account of her working there with other volunteers.

Margaret Mew, a friend and Alison Gardner

Jenny Bowker was the guest speaker.  I’m sure most of you have seen Jenny’s gorgeous quilts and her stories are very inspiring  – about her friendships with the people that she met whilst in Egypt and the surrounding areas.  Beautiful photography and beautiful quilts. 

I was invited to have my own trading table selling patterns.  I got to meet many of my customers, gave some mini classes and of course networked – ain’t life grand?  A couple of classes are in the works.  Thanks Jenn for your help – making sure I was fed, got my breaks and taken very good care of!  

And another great announcement – but that’s in the next post!  2 posts in one day?  My web-person will be very happy with me!

Irene

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