Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Hawaii in Castlemaine

Saturday's gathering of the Castlemaine Appliqué group was a really fantastic day...lots of happy people and smiling faces.  Despite the cold start everyone was in great spirits and a good day was had by all.
The day started with Kerry Roe talking to us about her love of Hawaiian Appliqué. Kerry gave such an interesting and entertaining talk and I am sure she sent many of us off home wanting to find out even more about this amazing form of appliqué.
Kerry showed us examples of her work and some absolutely beautiful hand printed and hand dyed fabrics, traditionally used in Hawaiian quilts....thank you Kerry for a great talk.

We stopped for lunch and chit chat, and a bit of lunch time fabric buying, and then it was time for some show and tell.....and as always we saw some beautiful quilts...just makes you want to run off home and sew, sew, sew. Thank you to all who shared their quilts for us to enjoy.
Dianne finished her Mrs. Williams quilt
Centre Quilters Wangaratta raffle quilt from Megan's Hertfordshire pattern
Anne Mulvaney's  finished Ballarat Beauties, pattern by Michelle Yeo

We had great fun with everyone in the shop, but we think Sammy may have had the best fun of all.
He was very excited to catch up with all his friends after his time away at the luxury resort and he was there to greet everyone...but would not kiss and tell, so we are all none the wiser about his holiday romance.
Sammy also had some show and tell, as his Dad Kurt had given him a new baseball cap, all the way from the United Sates, perfect for those frosty winter mornings.

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