Sunday, October 14, 2012

Blogtoberfest Day 13 and 14


I'm not apologising today for running the 2 days together- cos i feel it was a whole weekend's worth! And today's jobs of lots of washing aren't blog worthy, really! So back to  yesterday...

Our Spring Sewing Retreat at GJ's fabrics was fan-bloody-tastic! a great bunch of people, excellent organisation, and a great guest speaker! Not to mention the day ran from 9am until 10pm! 

Rita was a great guest speaker, it was such a thrill to meet her, and I was definitely a little star struck! Especially when she wanted to watch me do some quilting! Eeek! She gave us a chat about how she started, and some show and tell of her amazing quilts.




She'd even made a little quilt up to show us her binding technique. We all wanted to absorb that technique and skill I think!


Eye candy galore!


there was also food. And plenty of it! I'm a bit puzzled that I wasn't very hungry, I managed a good serve of lunch, some snacking at arvo tea, then yummy gourmet pizza's for dinner, with salad- there was a lot left over too! Next time I'll take a doggy bag container....
Someone went snuck off and got some bubbles too, which def kept us giggling and stitching along!


I managed a quarter of my custom quilt quilting... 




and took my Dresden quilt along to pick the centre flower fabric. I'm pretty happy with it!


Back tomorrow with more pics from the day!

9 comments:

thornberry said...

Looks like a fantastic time Bec! Gorgeous quilts, both from Rita and from you!

jodie said...

Hell I love that quilt you are custom quilting. it looks like a great day, and Rita is awesome !!!

jodie said...

Bugger, thats me jodie but my account is weird.
Jodie
And Finn

nicole kane said...

sounds like a fabulous day!!

Sue said...

What a wonderful time Bec! Your quilts look absolutely gorgeous!

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Michelle said...

What a fantastic day! I am so envious you got a whole day to sit and sew, and with company! I am thinking of asking my local SCQuilters crew is they want to start doing a sit and sew as well. I had a friendship group for years but it went belly up and I really miss that aspect of friendship while quilting.

Your quilts are AMAZING! Love the one you're quilting so much. And you're right - the centre fabric for the dresden is PERFECT!

Cas said...

ooh i really wanted to go to that. luckily i was on my own retreat & not nearly as jealous :) would have loved to see all those quilts though & that binding technique :)

Tas said...

Wow. Looks like you had a fantastic day. Amazing quilts!