A Sewjourn weekend

At the beginning of August it was my group’s turn to visit Sewjourn.

Even though there were signs of Spring

20150902-155551.jpgit was cold and we definitely needed this.

20150902-155632.jpgIt goes without saying, of course, that we were well fed (there were even Christmas serviettes for our Mrs Christmas, Mrs Mac!)

20150902-155708.jpgWe tried to get the balance right, but morning and afternoon teas proved a downfall for many.

20150902-155813.jpgSo, what did we get up to stitching wise?

Helen played with the layout of her appliqué blocks

20150902-155932.jpgand showed us the border fabric.

20150902-160003.jpgShe also cut out more blocks for her “Tea Party Quilt”

20150902-160129.jpgand saw how it was progressing

20150902-160158.jpgand in the evenings while we watched DVD’s, Helen was crocheting.

20150902-160247.jpgMrs Mac made piles of Churn Dash blocks

20150902-160326.jpgand bound a snuggly blanket.

20150902-160422.jpgMaree worked on a border design for her French Market Medallion. She’s putting her own interpretation on a final border

20150902-160550.jpgand by the end of the weekend had one corner well underway.

20150902-160642.jpgAndrea was playing with blocks and fabrics too

20150902-160724.jpgand having made some before she came

20150902-160858.jpghad enough to trial a layout.

20150902-160943.jpgI had fun starting a new quilt, surrounding myself with fabrics ready to cut and stitch

20150902-161029.jpgand in the evenings contentedly hand quilted.

20150902-161117.jpgand there was a little tin/box envy going on too.

20150902-161243.jpgOn the way home, we called in to Maldon, a delightful historical town which we all felt deserved further exploration, and which we hope to do next year. Meantime, our priority was a visit to The Village Patch, a quilt shop which none of us had visited before. Like the majority of businesses in the town, The Village Patch is located in an historic building (I think the Masonic Hall?) which just added to the charm of the shop.

20150902-161828.jpgSafe to say, no-one left empty handed, and we departed for home after enjoying another delightful weekend away.

Meredithe x

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4 Responses to A Sewjourn weekend

  1. Helen F says:

    was a “GREAT” weekend M but per usual wasn’t long ENOUGH!!!!

  2. Well, yah boo sucks to you, I was in Maldon last year (we stayed the night there) and I shopped in the Village Patch. Do you remember I made several quilts for Linus using two space themed panels – well, that’s where I got them. I seem to recall I also got a super applique pattern.
    Sewjourn looked fantastic – wonderful projects and excellent food (and of course I spotted the glasses of wine!!!) There was only one thing missing …. ME!!!!!!!

  3. It sounds positively blissful. Stitch, talk, eat cake, drink tea, repeat. ..

  4. Carole Minihan says:

    What a wonderful way to enjoy a weekend, beautiful work

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