a comment often said without too much attention paid to it, but this one i'm going to tell you about was special for those of us gathered together.
our special guest was Margaret Sampson George, but the room was filled with special people too, all good friends i'm happy to say and collectively a clever bunch, all living in the suburbs of big cities producing such things of beauty that will be a joy forever !
and another saying 'birds of a feather gather together' was also appropiate and marg had her son send from london this fine specimen for my stick tree !
thanks marg !
it was one of marg's new quilts we were playing with, its name 'going green gradually' ! some continued on with the project started last time !
here are some hexagon happenings from the group
there was lots of show and tell of some of the projects, this is 'the sheet' called that because jean used a lovely old linen sheet as her background and with just a few more stitches it will be completed, so beautiful !
show and tell continued after our workshop on saturday, this is brenda's star beauty from liberty fabrics, this one too, more stars
this is mitali's version of marg's quilt she calls 'no! not the levens hall' and there's a story behind that !
and mitali also did this beauty of judy newmans pattern, guinevere in liberty fabrics.
the sydney girls think it a very melbourne thing to work in liberty fabric !
those boots belong to kate and they are made for sewing ! this is a work in progress she is stitching with marg at a class in sydney where they meet once a month, lucky sydney girls ! beautiful applique once again !
jean also brought with her this recently finished quilt top, from an old magazine, bridget giblin's whirligigs, inspiring, love it as a handpieced project ! i've started one !
as i said before, there was so much to see and such beauty, all those bits of beautiful fabric cut up into little pieces and then sewn together again, funny isn't it !
thanks marg for such a lovely weekend, to everyone who came, to jean and kate for all the help they gave me in the preparation of lovely lunches both days and for the fun we had sitting round the old table at home !
we are doing it all again in july, such good fun and happy times
P S / sorry the links don't seem to be working ! haven't figured out why yet !