What an amazing weekend! I have just spent the whole weekend
:: in the company of quilty ladies
:: enjoying stitching pleasures
:: eating scrumptious food
:: renewing friendships and making new ones, and, most importantly,
:: exploring creativity with the fabulous, highly talented, super friendly Margaret Sampson George and her crazy but adorable friend Jean! (We all need to petition Jean to update her lovely blog more regularly – she’s become an Instagram fiend!!). What more could a girl ask for?!
And this was all thanks to Liz for organising Margaret and Jean to come down to Melbourne (from Sydney) for the workshop, and the very generous Lavena for opening her home and welcoming us in (and her husband for vacating his home to a mad group of quilters for 2 days!!).
Margaret’s philosophy toward her work is laid back, anything goes, relax and enjoy. It was so wonderful to be granted that freedom and to then explore a choice of 4 quilts to interpret and make our own; after some initial hesitation by some participants, they joined with the rest of us and threw themselves into the joy of working this way.
I’ve put together a few collages of our work over the weekend for you to enjoy.
Jean spoilt us with delicious food – so good I forgot to photograph it, but finally remembered at Sunday’s lunch (missed the morning and afternoon teas, though. Just imagine…..muffins, lemon slice, chocolate slice, marble cake and chocolate/berry biscuits!!)
I shall show you what I achieved very shortly. I do wish I lived in Sydney and could go to more classes with Margaret, but hopefully she’ll return to Melbourne and I can indulge again!!