The retreat was held at the beautiful Ballarat Grammar School and everyone had a wonderful time.
|A frosty morning in Ballarat|
Everyone was asked to bring a very small quilt of 4"x 4" and 6"x6" and they were for sale to raise money for charity. They all made a lovely decoration in the common room where we would meet for morning and afternoon tea.
|Caroline Sharkey's quilt.6"x6"|
|My little quilts|
One night we had to dress up with a fancy hat. Here I am with a couple of friends from Waverley Patchworkers.
|Don't we look glamorous!|
On the last night the tutors had a photo together. The other tutors were Caroline Sharkey,
Helen Godden , Karen Goetzinger (Canada) and Jenny Bowker.
Caroline, me, Karen and Helen
I have never taught a 5 day class before but it was very successful. I usually teach crazy quilting in a one or two day class and there never seems to be enough time to get everything done and I am always pushing students onto the next stitch. How wonderful to have the time to learn and quietly stitch and talk. I had a lovely class and it was a pleasure to teach them.
We had Tuesday afternoon off and most people went out of the school grounds to boost the economy of Ballarat. I'll talk about that in another post.
Bye for now,