We are back at work and the shop is once again open and filled with anticipation of what this year will bring. The Christmas break went all too quickly but I was blessed to have had a few days away at the beach and a wonderful few days with my mum – then before I could blink it was back to Toowoomba and back to work.I hope that you all had a fantastic Christmas whatever you did, wherever you were and wish you a year filled with happiness and the love of good friends and family.
I do have to say that it was a nice way to start work for the year – the shop was filled with excitement as the ladies all eagerly awaited the next installment of Auntie Green’s Coverlet. The work of these talented ladies is truly inspiring and helps those of us (me!) that may be lagging a little behind.
So here are the first two sides for the centre – and in an attempt to keep us inspired and continue Sue quietly let us know there was a total of 25 hours stitching in the two sides, which doesn’t include tracing, auditioning fabrics and placing them ready to stitch – it’s a wonder there wasn’t a race to the door but the history and beauty of the original quilt keeps us busily stitching and looking forward to the day when we finish our quilts, place them on our beds to be used, loved and cherished.
We are constantly in awe of Mary Allen Wellen and her sewing skills – unlike us she probably didn’t have access to an unlimited supply of needles, matching threads and not to mention a lack of gorgeous quilt shops filled with metres upon metres of fabric. I can’t say that we are spoiled but fortunate that our lives belong to a different century. I hope you enjoy seeing the quilts in varying stages from the class on the weekend.
this is Val's quilt so far.........
This is Kay's Auntie Green - breathtaking isn't it. Her, Majella and Izabella (Pictured below) are the only three to have completed their centres. Congratulations ladies.
Last but not least is Bronwyn -
I have to fly - customers await, but I do have lots of other news and pictures to share with you all. I promise it won't be so long between drinks.
Back soon........your in stitching........lisa