Last Tuesday some of my stitching group went to the Quilters Annual Picnic that was being held on the Gold Coast. It was a gorgeous day... perfect for a get together with the girls.
Morning tea was first on our agenda for the day and we are sitting here enjoying our cuppas and getting ready for the official opening ceremony.
These are some of the quilts from the Gold Coast quilters challenge.
This one was our favourite. It had tiny seashells sewn into the 'sand' fabric.
The one on the left was one of the 2 winners. As you can see the surfboard shape was the challenge... perfect for the Gold Coast.
I won this pattern in the Tombola (I think that's what it was called). I'm really happy with my win and love the pattern.
There were a few stalls there and I managed a few purchases!!! I bought this gorgeous strip of linen with lovely french images on it and 2 beautiful ceramic heart-shaped buttons.....
....and some sashiko fabric, thread, handles and zip for a bag.
Even though it was a picnic... there was no sitting on the grass eating sandwiches for us!!! Oh no... we found a great little cafe outside and had a delicious lunch. This has to be the first time I forgot to take a photo of the food!! Sorry... but it was lovely.
Sandi and I....
Helen and Teresa.
On the day we had a potholder swap and this is the cute potholder I received. I will show you what I made in the swap next post. I thought this was really lovely and it's a very generous size.
Lucky too, I caught up with Joy at the picnic. The photo is a little blurry... sorry....it's not your eyesight!!!
This was, without a doubt, one of the best Tuesday get-togethers ever!!!
I haven't laughed so much in ages, in fact my face was still aching the next day from all the laughing!
Great idea Sandi...and thank you so much for getting us organised for the day and taking us out to Beauy to catch the bus.
Thanks to Helen, Tereasa and Sandi for making this such a fun, hysterical, wonderful, happy day!!!
So good to spend the day with such great friends.
When are we doing this again????