It’s been an amazing few weeks; amazing, rewarding, tiring and inspiring. Quilts in the Barn is over for another year, and with the added bonus of workshops and lectures from this year’s featured artists, there’s lots to report on! So grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy these next few posts. And a warning – they’re picture heavy!
In the days prior to kick off there was lots of cooking and baking happening, and then, of course, the setting up of the Barn ready for the students
and there’d been a little bit of sewing done too, with GJ whipping up these fabulous “Dear Jane” aprons, especially for us to wear for the duration! (Cue sensible pic!)
(Cue crazy pic – can you tell we were excited??!!)
but we weren’t the only crazy ones! Don’t try this at home!!
(Karen Martin from Mrs Martin’s Quilt Shop)
On Day 1 we served two bagels to each student, one chicken and one smoked salmon
followed by a fruit platter
and a cheese platter
Don’t they look scrumptious?
While we’d been fussing with food, the students had been studiously stitching
learning new skills and trying new techniques
There was a little bit of bag envy
and sewing box wonder as this
opened to this
and rolled out to this!
isn’t that clever?
All too soon Joanne had made this
Can’t see it? Here it is!
Elaine had this
and Marie had one too
Aren’t they so sweet!
Then it was time for afternoon tea
a little bit of show and tell
and a look at what all the students had achieved on Day 1!
On Day 2, the students were ultra keen to get back to their sewing. We interrupted them to serve lunch
then just before afternoon tea there was some show and tell of Jane’s underway
then some stunning student show and tell, which really impressed Brenda!
then a look at all the blocks worked on over the two days
pretty impressive, huh?!
Finally, some afternoon tea
and then time to pack up and head home. Don’t know about the students, but we slept well that night!