I know that the “In the Pink” Retreat is not until September, but it’s time for some info about this.
Photos of the raffle quilt are posted, and I am selling tickets to whoever walks into my room. This quilt has an estimated value of $1200, so I would like to sell as many tickets as possible. All money raised goes to the Breast Cancer Network Australia and is my way of thanking them for the support that I received when I had treatment for breast cancer. Tickets are $2 each, so if you would like some, please let me know. I know there won’t be thousands of tickets sold, maybe 2 or 3 hundred, so the chances of winning are good, don’t you think?
The ladies in the quilt are part of a range called Fast Women, and were donated by Alison Bacon of http://www.canterburyquilts.com.au. Thankyou Alison. I have decided to call the quilt Girls Having Fun. In the green border I have quilted lots of sayings about friends.
A friend is a gift to treasure forever…… Live well, laugh often, love much……. Enjoy life’s little pleasures…….. A friend is always in reach……… Everything is better when shared with a friend…….. Gather friends like flowers…… Life is a patchwork of friends…… Friendship is made one stitch at a time…….. Girls just want to have fun…..
As part of the retreat weekend, we have mini auctions and bid on donated “pink” things. They get little pink purses with “play money” in, which they have paid for with real money. The proceeds from the auction also go to the www.bcna.org.au/ It is always a lot of fun, and some lovely people have again been donating pink items for the weekend. This is the collection so far, taken on the table in my very messy work room. (I do hope to tidy this a bit today).
The Pink retreat will be happening from September 19 – 21, and will be hosted by the lovely Michele Hill (http://williammorrisandmichele.blogspot.com.au/), who is presently in England leading a group of 21 on a May Morris tour. I am enjoying reading Michele’s blog about the places they are visiting.
If you are interested in joining us for the Pink weekend, there are still a couple of places left, and I would love to hear from you.
I have been up since 5am this morning, and sitting at the computer typing up the notes for a class that is happening today. I must be the queen of last minute! It’s time for a shower now, and then to photocopy the notes before the ladies arrive at 9am.
Hope you are having a great weekend, whatever you are doing, and wherever you are.
Blessings, From Jude