Sunday, 20 April 2008

Autumn Gathering - Part 1

Well, the day finally arrived and yesterday morning Harmony Junkie and I set out early on the 3 hour trek to Campania in southern Tasmania. The Quilted Crow's Autumn Gathering was due to start at 10.00 am and we drove into the car park, with two minutes to spare, at 9.58am!

The entrance porch to the old country hall was decorated with this very charming quilt.



The lovely Leonie from The Quilted Crow greeted us as we arrived and collected out name tags.



Here is a not very wonderful photo I took as the guest designers, Lynette Anderson and Kerry Gillespie, were being introduced but it gives an idea of what the hall was like. Nice big tables to stitch around and the 'shop' on the stage at the front.



I took lots of photos of the projects, other samples and shop and plan to share them over the next few posts - today I'm going to show Lynette's projects. She designed this lovely cushion called Autumn at Hilltop Cottage in both a country and pretty colourway. Gorgeous.



We received an iron-on transfer for this project which I will definitely be making 'sometime'.



Lynette had such fun doing her Autumn stitchery she decided to do one for the other seasons too. This is her Four Seasons at Hilltop Cottage wall hanging.



Lynette's other project was this pretty punchneedle design called Hilltop Cottage Purse. This is the project I choose to work on - I thought it would be a good opportunity to try something new. Thanks to the other ladies at our table who showed me how to thread the punchneedle and get started and Lynette who lent me her hoop - my snap-lock frame just wasn't tight enough. Hope mine turns out as pretty as Lynette's sample. It was very nice to meet her and she is as nice in person as on her blog. I hope she enjoys her last few weeks with Hugo, the puppy she is training to be a guide dog.



Have to show this bag that Harmony Junkie made on Friday which received much admiration yesterday. It is her own design and she's done a fantastic job with it. Don't you love the crocheted flowers - a bargain from Spotlight.



Couldn't resist this photo of our bags next to Lynette's wonderful Pond House BOM quilt. It it truly stunning and it was very exciting to see it up close. The applique is a combination of needleturn and buttonhole stitch and I just love the colours.



I must be out of practice because it's taken ages to do this post. Will share some more soon.

20 comments:

  1. Looks like you had lots of fun! I was actually hoping to go but it clashed with my school Centenary Week and village fair. Never mind. Booked air tickets to Melb Craft fair yesteday instead!! Yippee! Cathyx

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  2. Hi Christine!! Glad you had a fab time!! Everything looked great!! Looking forward to seeing your little pruse finished!!
    x Sarah

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  3. thanks for sharing the weekend.......the project by Lynette loks great.......can't wait to see more........

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  4. I always enjoy your blog and today is no different. I love Lynettes designs...how lucky to meet her in person. Can't wait for your next installment. Jo

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  5. OMG...you must have went to heaven yesterday...how inspiring....look forward to more pics.

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  6. Hi Christine,
    What a great weekend looks like lots of fun.I love the cushion. Have a great day

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  7. I agree with Peg...thanks for sharing and LOVE to see some more...;D

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  8. Christine, you must have had a great day, nice post and the Lynette bom is just gorgeous

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  9. Sounds as though you had a wonderful weekend Christine. Love all the pictures you had to share and aren't Lynette's cushions great. I have had the pleasure of meeting her and Hugo in person.

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  10. Thanks for sharing your weekend with us.

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  11. Oh my everything looks so wonderful. Thanks for sharing such great pictures of all the projects.

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  12. What a lovely way to spend the day.
    l
    x

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  13. Wow what a great weekend you've had, looks like it was lots of fun! Can't wait to see more of what you did.

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  14. Looks like you had a really fun week-end!

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  15. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures...sounds like you had a wonderful day!

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  16. You lucky girl, all that inspiration in one weekend, I love your little purse and the bag, it looked stunning next to the pond house quilt( I've been trying to resist this quilt but after seeing it in your photo I may have to weaken my "I don't need it" thoughts), happy stitching, Sheryl

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  17. Boy, look at all that eye candy! It looks like you had a wonderful weekend. I love the little punchneedle purse!

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  18. OOh, lots and lots of yummy stuff there, love the seasons stitchery! Tracey

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  19. Don'y you just love hanging out with other quilters. the hall remined me of a place near Hood River Or where the old the Chery Festival quilt show. It could have been the same place, De Ja Vu.

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate your thoughts.

Christine