To the Scquilters (southerncross quilters) retreat in Adelaide, lovely Glenelg to be precise.
Scquilters host a retreat anually, usually in a different state each year. Last year was Perth, the year before was Bendigo and next year it will be in Bathurst. Scquilters are a group for online quilters either living in Australia or New Zealand or living overseas. As usual I had a great five nights staying with my fantastic roomies, Lissa, Wendy and Mary-Anne.
We ate too much, drank too much, laughed, some of us did a tiny bit of sewing but probably more talking (or listening)
This is DJ block E6 Michelle's Medley which I finished at the airport BEFORE the retreat!
Did I mention shopped too much? This was the haul from Harbour Town, a DFO for those of you in Victoria.
Then we went shopping on the shop hop visiting six patchwork shops! I did manage to add 146 new pieces of civil war or 1800's reproduction fabric to the stash, going 1/4's with Mary-Anne, Lissa and Pam at the first shop then thirds with MA and Lissa at the next five shops so some of them are quite small but large enough for a DJ block or scrappy reproduction quilts. A few of them were also swaps at the Dear Jane get together so we didn't buy all of them!!!
I also added a couple of Kaffe Fassett's to my collection for Isabella's quilt and started a William Morris collection as we bought Michele Hill's book William Morris in Applique and a few of us decided on a challenge. It will be interesting to see if we manage to finish it.
Last but not least, I finally saw Adelaide's famous frog cakes at the airport on the way home!