Thursday, September 01, 2011

News overload

Lots of news today... we went to the Beaudesert Quilters Retreat at Mt. Tamborine last weekend, fortunately it wasn't as cold as last year and of course we did enjoy ourselves.
We went to Gallery Walk for coffee and cake, then on to look at a few of the shops then back to the retreat.

Tereasa enjoying her yummie cake.

                                  Sandi  had scones and boy were they huge.

                 This is the project I worked on .... a jelly roll quilt.

                                               Tereasa busy busy busy.

The theme of the camp was Masquerade/Bling and lots of the ladies really get into the swing of it all.
                   We only wore masks.... pretty nice trio I think..... a matching set.

                   The lovely Noela in her black and white number.

                  We also have to make a placemat with the theme in mind.

There was a paper bag swap of fabric and we all received a cute name tag and bling bag.

       Here is my Jelly roll quilt with borders added, very happy with this one.

Tuesday was craft day with the girls and we decided to have a jelly roll race only 3 of us joined in but we still had a great time.... I came last.

                                                       Teresa and Mary working away.

  3 little quilst all in a row, we all used Bali Pops and the colours are really lovely.

We also had a visit from Jo (she now lives in NZ)  it was great to have the original gang back together.

Here is my jelly roll quilt top, I added a peeper as well as the border.


Anonymous said...

what a great post Helen and looks like you girls had a lot of fun.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Looks like a fantastic time had by all. Both your Jelly Roll quilts look great.
The word verication for this comment is sickyw...which I hope you all weren't after the gorgeous cake and scones. LOL!

Sue W ♥ said...

puff!puff! I am out of breath from reading all of your news, all of the quilts look fantastic, beautiful colours

De said...

What a great time!

Roseanne said...

Love all the quilts they are all so lovely. Look like great fun by all.

Bec said...

What a fun night out it looks! Love the bali pops quilts!

Lynda said...

Love the first photo of Tereasa about to tuck into her cake - she is taking it very seriously. Looks like a fabulous couple of days at the retreat and your jelly roll quilts are beautiful.

Melody said...

Looks like you had so much fun.

Chookyblue...... said...

busy busy.........lots of fun........

Sandi said...

Hi Helen, I have been talking up the jellyroll race at club and i was wondering if you would be so kind as to lend me your quilt top so i can show them what i am talking about..we have our monthly meeting on wednesday and i am hoping to organise one but they have no idea what i was taking about but were very interested.
i will drop it off at yr place after club if u like. thanks