Last weekend was the Quiltessentially Clunes retreat. The timing was not great for me and I didn’t stay the whole weekend as originally planned, but we still had a great time.
Maree and I went up together and along with Carolyn and Amanda, this cottage was our home for the next few dayswith a farmhouse style kitchen and a rather “Men’s Club” loungebut comfy beds and great views over the townshipWe were early birds to the venue, keen to get in and start our adventures. The old Town Hall played host, beautifully decked out in quilts by Judy, Rae and Christineand the fabulous Jane Fleming did a sterling job again, feeding us scrumptious morning teas delicious lunches and delectable afternoon teasThere were stalls filled with bargains on fabrics, templates and kits, along with a gorgeous array of yarns from Deb Ogilby (sorry can’t find a link for Deb but you might get her on Instagram at @fishermansrib), raffles with fabulous prizes, and short demos/tutorials on an array of subjects quilting and knitting, and so many wonderful projects on the go with the attendees. However, the camera was a bit shy at taking pics over the weekend (I’m just out of the habit!) so apologies for the lack of snaps.
We each received a show bagfilled with goodiesand to try to get my mojo working I took up a new project and spread the fabrics on the table to get the juices flowing.Maree and I slept in on the Friday morning and had a leisurely breakfast out on the deck admiring the views and watching (and being deafened by) the birds, and after about a dozen snaps, I managed to get one good one!I visited lots of people at the other tables, and caught up with friends old and new. And I did get lots of cutting done and by Friday evening had six sets ready to start stitching……sometime…..I’m using the new “Horizons” range from Cathy Doughty/Material Obsession plus lots from my Fabric Library.
Thanks to Judy, Rae and Christine for organising another fabulous retreat!