Sunday, 21 September 2008

The Quilted Crow's Xmas Gathering 2008

What a fantastic day I had yesterday, it was The Quilted Crow's Xmas Gathering! I stitched, chatted, caught up with friends, made new friends and even met up with some Tassie Bloggers thus making more new friends. My Mum accompanied me on this trip, she enjoyed herself and wants to come along to the next one. So here's some pics from the event.

First Up is the group of Tassie Bloogers, apart from one,Harmony Junkie, who was taking the pic. Left to right (Back) Me, Hugs n' Kisses, Stitchin School Girl, My Beautiful Girls, Lizzie's Page, (Front) Auntie's Quaint Quilts, Highland Quilter and If only I had chocolate. Check out their blogs for more great photos.
Guest tutors for the day were Annie Downs of Hatched and Patched and Natalie Bird from The Birdhouse(no Blog but I worked on her!) Some great projects were on offer, with all the chit-chat, shopping and eating I really didn't get much done. These are a few of the projects we could choose from

Bag by Annie Downs

Wool Felt Xmas Baubles by Annie Downs

Wool Felt Cones by Leonnie (Quilted Crow)

Xmas Trio by Natalie Bird

The Shop, where I bought lots of goodies but I'll post about them next time!

Iwas really tired afterwards but I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Some of us bloggers arranged our own little swap doing 6 of one design of the xmas baubles so we'll all end up with a full set.

And last but not least, here's a pic of the original Angel's Story Quilt made by Annie Downs, it was great to see how it was quilted. Did you know that Annie prefers to do all her quilting by hand, it is so beautiful and her stitching is perfect. I took along my blocks and showed Annie, she loved the colours I chose and I have to send her a photo of the completed quilt.


Stina said...

Oh wow...Jo...I love all your pictures...think I have been on almost everyones.... have some more left to visit...and I just love the projects!!! Great ones!! And the looks fantastic...the little I saw... ;o) And please tell me how she quilted... I´m just to start...hope you have a close up to show!!! ;o)

Catherine said...

It sure was a great day...Lovely to meet you Jo!! Cathy

Christine said...

It was lovely to meet you, Jo. Looking forward to seeing what you bought. Thanks for showing me your angel blocks .... they are beautiful.

Amanda said...

It sounds as if you had a terrific day, what super designers to have for the day. And terrific projects. I imagine you've got more than enough work to keep you out of mischief until Christmas now!

wonderwoman said...

oh wow, you are sooo lucky, what a great day - and all those lovely projects, i would have wanted to do them all!!!


julia said...

Hi Jo,
thanks for showing us the pictures of your great day. It' so fun to see all the bloggers I've on my list & those beautiful projects.
Hugs, Julia

SewAmy said...

looks like it would be so much fun. what a great day that would be.

Julie said...

And to think that I have something from The Quilted Crow all the way over here in the U.S.!! I just love those ornaments.

Kris said...

Looks like you had a great time. I loved your comment about working on Natalie regarding a blog! I nagged my favourite shop owner and now she blogs! (It's not really nagging. Mostly encouraging and explaining. And I'm so keen for everyone to blog because it is so much fun!!!)

maria said...

Hi I read on Sarah's blog that you all had a great time.
How did you come by the name for your group?
Maris x

Sonnja said...

I thanks you also for showing us the pictures of your great day.
The project are beautiful!
Kind regards,

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn

Karol-Ann said...

Sounds like an amazing day out!!!

Carin said...

what a great day! I LOVE the bag by Anne Downs!