Monday, 7 September 2009

Mystery Marathon

What a huge day we had Saturday at the Quilt In arranged by Helen Stubbings and her daughter MissM for the World Youth Challenge. I must apologise as in all the rush to get myself packed in the car I forgot my camera. Helen did an amazing amount of work for the day and even had it available for onliners and shops to take part. Hopefully we'll see some pics pop up around soon from these two groups.

Cathy had come down from Launceston and stayed at my place, her poor DD was concerned that we might be axe murderers; a product of being told not to talk to stangers and be careful on the internet, you never know who you are talking to. Cathy and I had met before at other Quilting events so we sought of new each other well enough. We also met up with Fiona and Ange there too!

We had a choice of participating in either two of the Mystery Quilts or doing our own thing, a last minute decision and an email to my mate Fiona and I had the fabric to do the Traditional Quilt.

Well we cut and we stitched, ironed, chatted, ate, shopped, we cut some more, played some games, won some prizes and stitched more, ate even more and we still didn't manage to finish the quilt top in the 12 hours. I also had to spend time unpicking pieces due to a lack of concentration on my part...gggrrrr. I was totally knackered by the end of the day but it was worth every minute!

It was an awesome day, MissM and team did a fabulous job keeping our bellies full and I believe the proceeds from the day has made a sizeable dent in the $6K that she must raise to enable her to go to Namibia.

I plan to finish my quilt next weekend soI'll put a picture up when it's complete!

8 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

sounds like a lovely time...........dh always calls themaxemurders too........

Robyn said...

Oh Jo, I was thinking of you all and knew you'd be having a blast!
So happy you did :D
Will look forward to seeing some pics sometime...
hugs
Robyn xx

clare's craftroom said...

Looking forward to seeing your project , it sounds like a lot of fun .

creativity amongst chaos said...

I'm just blogurking again, thought I would say hi, and I can't wait to see your quilt. Wish I could have been there, I need Helen's help on this coloring thing! Good luck with your project.

Shiree said...

Hi Jo, sounds like you all had a wonderful time! Will look forward to seeing pikkies of your finished quilt sometime

Sandi said...

Sounds like you had an extremely productive, fun day.
Looking forward to seeing your quilt too.

Christine said...

Look forward to seeing your quilt. Glad it was such a fun and successful day.

Catherine said...

Thanks again Jo...it was a lovely way to spend the beginning of my holiday!! Cathy