Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Mosaic Magic Retreat


As the week is almost half over, I thought I better report in with newsfromjude.

A lovely group of ladies met at The Sanctuary last weekend for the Heather Ridley Mosaic Magic workshop. We welcomed some new, and some returning ladies. They all turned out some amazing work, which were all very diverse in their colours and choices.

Friday evening was getting to know each other and settling in time. Some had travelled a distance to join us. The weather was cool enough for a cozy, warm fire.


Saturday morning all were ready to go and this photo was after lunch. (Sorry it is such a funny angle, you need to turn your head a bit!)


The weather was nice enough to eat lunch in the pergola each day. The sun was peaking through at times.


The next 2 photos are Heather’s class samples.



The following photos show the variety of colours and flowers that were chosen by the girls.









This was after lunch on Sunday, when the whole class, and the teacher went off to an op shop in the local hall. They were not gone long, and were soon back at work.


This was Heather’s collection of sheer fabrics which are added to the designs somewhere strategic.




A picture of concentration, and you might expect that the glasses on the head, should be on the eyes?? Chris says that her eyesight is changing, and she does not need them for close up work so much anymore.


And poor Margaret, who needed a new globe for her machine. I was asked on Saturday if I had a spare globe for a Pfaff, but said no. It was not until Sunday afternoon that the light went on in my head, that there was a light in the cupboard that would help her to see what she was sewing!!! I shall plead to not feeling all that well during the weekend, as the head cold had set in. Well, that’s my excuse anyway! Winking smileI spent most of the weekend at my house, trying not to share my wog around. The teacher was struggling with a lost voice as well.


The group photo of the girls with their work. I probably should have taken this in the morning so they did not have the sun in their eyes, but the show and tell was not ready for the photo earlier. All so very different. The cream one in the middle, is to be the centre piece for an heirloom quilt that Helen is making.


The beds are remade, the washing done, and house cleaned ready for the next group. It is back to the quilting room, the book work and the last of the Mystery quilts. The head cold is starting to clear, although I must confess to an afternoon snooze. Working on custom quilts again this week. I managed to do a couple of allovers during the weekend.

It is sad when the girls all go home, but I am planning for the next one that is not far away. It was lovely to have Heather and husband John stay with me for the weekend. John spent his days at our local golf course. Heather is such a sharing, encouraging teacher, and the girls all enjoyed the class. Heather dyes a lot of her own fabrics, and we have one of our own local girls who also dyes her own. Marie and Heather spent some time together on Monday morning playing with screen printing and sharing knowledge with each other.

I have some more interest in Embellished quilts classes, so will have more details of that in due course. And a few other weekends that will be added to the Scheduled retreats page soon.

Better get back to the bookwork, and I need to do an annual report for our group’s AGM this week. There is also planning for our group retreat at Cockatoo Downs Farmstay soon. And this week I also have a trip to Murray Bridge for the funeral of my mother’s cousin and family friend and neighbour. I have scheduled some posts for the next couple of days as well.

Blessings, From Jude


Pauline Clark said...

wonderful weekend.lots of fun & always learn something new. Thanks Judy & our tutor Heather Ridley.

Hellie said...

Thanks for sharing (the cold that is). Was a great weekend and on a roll again - another square completed.

Sue SA said...

Lovely finishes in a weekend, looks like a fun class. Safe driving to Murray Bridge, hope your cold is better soon.

Jean McGee said...

Looks like a great weekend once again. The finished projects are beautiful 😃