Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Retreat Update

It has been a busy month at Russellee.  We had a wonderful three day retreat with five ladies coming from Melbourne, four from the Southern Highlands, two from Canberra and one wonderful local lady Ros who was a great help over the weekend.  This retreat was a combination of UFO's and learning the Snake Trail (Snake in a Hollow) block.  The results were very interesting. 
At Work


Deciding of Fabrics

Snakes Trail Blocks

Another UFO quilt top finished.  Now for the quilting!!!

Snake's trail block going together.
The Retreat was very relaxing considering some of the hassels that happened over the weekend due to unforseen circumstances. (Our cook was ill and could not come.)  However all problems were overcome and everyone enjoyed themselves.
Time out with a 'Local"
Some of the ladies visited the Adelong Patchwork Shop on the Saturday. Not to mention a visit to a local shoe shop which resulted in a shoe parade on Sunday evening.The Melbourne ladies stayed an extra night. Ros acted as a tour guide and took them around Tumut and to Adelong where they visited the Adelong Patchwork Shop.  The shop does not open on Mondays as a rule but Ros spotted Chrissie in her garden and hailed her over. Ros is not one to let an opportunity go by.  A great time was then had in the shop.
Adelong Patchwork shop
My next quilting retreat at Russellee will be 26th - 28th April next year.  If you are interested in this please send me an email. 

Our Quilting Retreat at Sea next January is fully booked.  We have 34 wonderful ladies coming.  Amanda Daley and I are looking forward to meeting them all.
Voyager of the Seas
We are also planning a Quilting Retreat to Bail in June 2013.  I have several ladies expression of interest.  The details are still being finalsied however we are taking names of anyone interested in going.  Email me at russeldr@bigpond.com if you would like more information on this Retreat.
Batik shop in Bali
700 year old rice feilds Bali
We can also arrange Reteats on weekends or during the week for your group.  This can be for a varity of crafts as well as patchwork and scrapbooking.

Christmas is not far away.  I still have five quilts to quilt to take on the cruise.  They will be done.  Until next time