Workshop in Henty, NSW

Mar
2016
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Janice – who belongs to The Applique Guild of Australia – organised a two day workshop in Henty, just out of Albury, NSW.

I drove up on Friday 4 March on a stinking hot day.  Had car trouble – and $400 later all was well!!

I stayed with Janice and her husband John in their beautiful home – wow… beautiful scenery for miles around – so unlike living in the city and it takes some getting used to – and of course I could get used to it very quickly! Thanks Janice and John for your hospitality – I felt very much at home!!

Saturday morning turned out to be another hot day but thankfully the hall was air-conditioned.  The workshop was at St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School.  Joanne part of the P&F Association organised all the meals for us – and they were yummy! So thanks to the mums who cooked and served the meals – and looked after us so well.

I’m posting this photo below for all my friends in Manchester, New Hampshire – this is what morning and afternoon tea looks like!

Yummy morning tea - this is just a sample of what we were served!

Yummy morning tea – this is just a sample of what we were served!

4 quilts were chosen – Birds Eye View, Minerva, Tulipa and Mosaics.  Two days of quilting with your quilting buddies – what more can you ask for?  And I get to have all the fun too!!!

Colleen, Heather, Anne, Victoria, Faye, Virginia, Sandra

Colleen, Heather and Anne, Victoria, Faye and Virginia, Sandra

Annette, Betty and Janice, Kristine

Annette, Betty and Janice, Kristine

Ruth, Joanne and Libby, Val and Johanne

Ruth, Joanne and Libby, Val and Johanne

Sunday turned out to be another hot hot day… again thank goodness for the air conditioners.  We spent Sunday afternoon on clamshells – a workshop that I really enjoy and get to see all the wonderful different combinations – sorry I forgot to take photos.

Lynne told us the wonderful story of having won the Victorian Quilters raffle quilt that was made by Margaret Mew, Jennifer Murray and myself a couple of years ago  –  and only looked at the label recently and realised that I would be doing the workshop in Henty and decided to come to it.  She brought in this beautiful quilt for show and tell.

Lynne with Amilie - the Victorian Quilters raffle quilt made by Margaret Mew, Jennifer Murray and myself.

Lynne with Amilie – the Victorian Quilters raffle quilt made by Margaret Mew, Jennifer Murray and myself.

Victoria brought in her absolutely stunning quilt – she started off wanting to do a Baltimore quilt and ended up with a Bollywood version.

Victoria's glorious quilt - i think named Bollywood Baltimore

Victoria’s glorious quilt – i think named Bollywood Baltimore

We did play one game – remember tearing up Mintie wrappers into long strips?  Well, we had what I’m sure is a record – 55 inches long by Ruth – well done Ruth.  The nearest to hers was 45 inches.

I LOVE teaching in country towns – I love the camaraderie between students, most have lived near each other for generations and know each other well.  The hospitality is wonderful as well – and I get to make many long lasting friendships.  I will definitely be back next year girls… and I want to see all those quilts finished!

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