Sunday, 2 June 2013

Pendleton retreat


And again, I must offer my apologies for a lack of blogging. I will tell you that I sat down last Tuesday morning, and spent AWHILE spouting forth about our group’s recent weekend retreat, and clicked the Publish button and it told me there was an error!!! Was not happy, I can tell you, so have sulked all week, and thought that today I better try to catch up, or there will be another 2 weeks without posting. I managed to find all my text in the drafts file, but no photos, so not sure what that means.

I will try again and hope that it works this time.

A lot has happened since the last post, have churned out a lot of customer quilts, had a trip to the city to see family, been to our group retreat, worked on more customer quilts, worked on the planning for future Sanctuary retreats, and started cooking for an afternoon tea that’s coming up.

Our annual group retreat,attended by 28 ladies, is held at Pendleton Farm each year and is always a good time. It is only 20 minutes drive from here, and enables some of our girls to attend just for a day if they prefer. Lots of girls were finally able to finish some PHD’s (projects half done), and there is always advice from other members. This year we were joined by some from the Naracoorte group and also some Adelaide friends!

Below is a finished top for Pat, a candlewicked quilt made for one of her daughters, (she has 5, and they will all receive a quilt).


Below is Heathers quilt as you go, a workshop from Mary Williams workshop in Bordertown last year.


Pat is laying out her Bedford quilt, from a few years ago, and is colour blending her blocks.



Above is Lois, trying out her new Bernina machine, and below is a group of ladies, hard at work!!


And Jean looks cozy, while stitching the binding on her dotty quilt.


Lots of advice for Rae in the layout of this quilt.



And above, another group offering advice and opinions.


Saturday evening and time for a wine or two.


Saturday evening meal was a delicious Chinese Banquet, which you can see displayed above, and below the happy diners tucking in.


Well that was it for another year, we all packed up and returned to reality, and having to think about what’s to eat and cleaning up the dishes again.

I think that’s about all for now, I do hope this posts ok, and I shall try to get back a bit sooner with a back log of quilting photos.


From Jude


jfoster8 said...

Looks great...

Furball Farm Quilting said...

Oh my goodness, that candlewick quilt is just divine. The food looks Yummy, ........ you've certainly kept yourself busy Jude!