On Friday and Saturday Treehouse Textiles held special sewing days down at Moorooduc. I was lucky enough to score a ticket for the Saturday along with several of my students, enough to make up a table, and we had a lovely day out together.
As you would expect, everything was decorated so beautifully, from just inside the front door of the hallto the walkway to the bathroomand even in the bathroomEvery window sill in the hall was filled with more native Australian flora and in between quilts were hangingEach table had a centre decorationand everyone received a goodie bagcontaining a pattern and kit for a lavender bagWe were very well fed – anticipation for the food being fueled by the menu on the table!Emma warmly welcomed us to the day and introduced her mum, Sarah, who was manning a stall with delightful antique tins, pictures, tea towels, cloths and fabrics that she’s pick up in her travels around Australia.Morning tea arrivedwith special treats for the gluten free people on our tablethen it was down to a bit of stitching and chatI met up with lots of friends old and new and had a lovely time catching up with them, then before too long it was lunch time including dessertand again, the gluten free lot had special treatsIn the middle of the afternoon there was a “lucky chair prize” and my chair was one of the three winners! I chose the “Blush” Quilt pattern, which came with a starter pack – so happy with that!! You may have recognised some of the quilts hanging in the photos above, and that would be because the gorgeous Judy Newman was the guest speaker. Judy gave us some sound advice on quilting making, fabric choices and following your heart, then showed us lots of her older quilts and also gave some hand quilting demonstrations which I was very keen to see – anything to broaden the knowledge!
Too soon the day came to an end; we were all very reluctant to leave. Hearty congratulations to Emma and her “team” for a brilliant day. The atmosphere, the beautiful surroundings, the delicious food and excellent company all made for a very special day. And it was so nice to be able to have full conversations with my students, instead of hearing half sentences as I make my way around the teaching table helping them all, so much so, we’ve decided that we’ll all go again next year!