Sunday, 23 November 2008

Tassie Quilting Bloggers and Friends Gathering

Yesterday I went to the Tassie Bloggers and Friends Gathering at Ross. Big thanks to Jo and Sarah who did all the organising. It was lovely to meet up with old friends and make some new ones. (Check out the links in my sidebar to Great Tassie Bloggers for posts by the other girls.)
I travelled down with Kathy, Tali and Isabella and despite it being wet and cold we arrived in plenty of time.

This is the gorgeous old building which was ours for the day. It reminded me of some of the barn conversions on the BBC show Grand Designs. (Yes, I'm a lifestyle channel junkie!)

The bare stone walls have been retained under a new ceiling with modern lighting. Love it!

'Our' building was at the rear of the Ross Village Bakery ... it is also a B and B.

When we arrived, each of us received one of these sweet little packages ...
... this is what was in mine. Love the shades of those threads. The lollies didn't last long!

Click on the photo below if you'd like to read our itinerary for the day.

The highlight for me was the Show and Tell session. I just love to see what other people are working on. Rose brought her fantastic Ben 10 quilt and Sarah her gorgeous Journey of a Quilter. It is great when you see them on blogs but even better seeing things 'live'. Meredith (no blog) had some exqusite wool blocks and a lovely quilt in At Water's Edge fabrics. Wish she had a blog because her work is awesome. There were lots of other lovely things shared by the other girls.

Must say thankyou to the Quilted Crow ladies and Helen from Hugs and Kisses who donated the lucky door prizes. Everybody got one. Here's mine.

Here's Tali with her stitchery. She had a great day and was so excited by the Lucky Door Prizes and Fat Quarter Swap. Afraid that at 8 she's already addicted to collecting fabric, threads and especially ric-rac.

An extra surprise was this gift from Isabella.

She had been very busy making these pencil/thread rolls and I was lucky enough to receive one. Thanks Isabella.

Well, that was a mammoth post! (but lots to share.) To the girls who are finding they can only load 5 photos per post ... all I do to add more is re-click the 'add image' button and start again. You can load up to 5 photos each time you do this. Just drag them down to where you want them in the post. Hope this works for you.


  1. A very beautiful old building - what a fun day - sound like the "Who's Who!" of Tassie Quilters!
    Hugs - Lurline!

  2. What a lovely building and fantastic invite! You not only received beautiful gifts and goodies, but a terrific day of friendship.

  3. Looks like you had an amazing time. That building is fabulous.

  4. Ohhh...I love that building!!!:o)What a place!!
    Hope you were really creative... and just not only recieving a lot of wonderful gifts...:o)
    This might be a new tradition coming every year...

  5. a great day with like minded people........

  6. So pleased you could come, we'll definitely do it again next year!

  7. What a great time you girls had,, in such a lovely old building.
    I love Tassie, must come down again soon..

  8. You must have had a wonderful day!

  9. Hi hun,
    So happy to meet up with u again!!! Love your PIF gifts and ur Truly Scrumptious blocks!! Im about 2/3 way thru quilting the Ben 10 quilt!!! Look forward to spending a day with u and Kathy thru the holidays....Tali will love my kids!!! No one mentioned her "aussie idol" performance with her IPOD lol!!!
    Cya very soon, hugs xxx

  10. oh, I love that building!! what a beautiful place to create! Tally looks so delighted with her project! she is a beauty!

  11. You Tassie girls are so lucky to have been able to do this what a great weekend.

  12. How wonderful! I'm so jealous and pleased for you all, all at the same time! So nice to meet another lifestyle Channel junkie! (I'm addicted too)

  13. Hey Christine! It was a fantastic day for sure!! Looking foreward to the next one!! We were VERY spoilt with our gifts huh??
    x Sarah
    PS: Thanx for your pic posting tips

  14. looks like you all had a fantastic day in a beautiful setting.

  15. What a wonderful day! The building, the people, the projects and little packages, everything must have been so sweet and special!Thanks for sharing!

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