Saturday, 1 September 2012

Statler Gathering report

Sorry for the delay in getting this update on the Statler Users Gathering. The week has just flown by, and just been reminded by a text message that I need to blog!
We had a great weekend, there was some sewing happening, Alison was on a mission to get some more of her Dear Jane quilt completed, as she has given herself a deadline to have it finished. She did get more done than expected. A couple of girls had some hand sewing happening, whilst we talked Statler, watched videos, talked about threads, favourite patterns, wheels, pricing, work order forms and lots of other stuff.
 The girls visited our 2 local patchwork shops, and received an impromptu lesson from Val at Maneys of Mundulla on how to make a Cathedral Windows cushion, and they all made one before they went home.
Above is Alison working on her DJ and Sue busy on the laptop.
Visit Sue's blog and leave her a comment and say I sent you. She gave a lovely report on her weekend at The Sanctuary. Thankyou Sue.

 Elaine was on a mission to learn and also to finish a suit for her daughter. We teased her about all the space she took up, with her sewing machine, her overlocker, and her laptop!
 Naomi is pictured here, helping Cris on her laptop. Cris is relatively new and learnt heaps and was keen to go home and start doing some custom quilting.
Naomi showed us a demo of ArtnStitch, which was amazing. She then designed a pattern for us, and called it Sanctuary Hearts, great to have a pattern named after The Sanctuary. Thankyou Naomi. If you want any pattern designing done, email Naomi, The Elegant Stitch Quilting and Design (
Some of us lined up for a group photo. Our 3 days went far too quickly, we missed Gayle who was down with the flu. Looking forward to the next gathering in March.
Have had a busy week since they left on Monday, finished 3 e-e and 2 custom quilts, washed all the linen from the weekend and today I quilted the "pink" quilt for the In the Pink weekend.
Tomorrow  is Fathers Day and I shall probably catch up with my dad, who lives 2 hours away, after I have been to church in the morning. And then the week starts all over again.
Sometime I really need to give some serious attention to some housework, but for now, I am not looking.

Hope you have a good week, whatever you have in store,
Blessings, From Jude

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