Sunday, 1 November 2009

Quilted Crow's Christmas Gathering 2009

What a huge weekend! Saturday was the 6th Gathering held by Leonie and Dierdre from The Quilted Crow. The guest tutors were none other than Rosalie and Leanne and they provided some lovely projects for us to work on. Leonie and Dierdre also provided some gorgeous projects too.

As you can guess I didn't get much stitching done as I was too busy chatting and if you visit Fiona's blog you can also see I was busy eating too! Thanks Fiona for letting the bloggers see me enjoying a rather ginormous piece of Rocky Road!


I asked all the bloggers to wear something for halloween to win a little prize and Cathy took out the honors with her caldron filled with fantales,minties and sherbies and topped with the cutest spider, if you can ever class a spider as cute! She was also adorned in jewellry and a witches hat.
I should also mention Dierdre has the most awesome collection of halloween decorations that she proudly displayed in the hall and you have to check out her shoes here.



Here's a pic of Mum and I wearing our Halloween Fascinators, bit hard to see but I had spiders dangling off chains down the side of my head.


And what's a gathering without a pic with the guest tutors so here is Helen, Rosalie, Leanne, Me and Sarah all sharing a smile. Sarah, Helen, Mum and I were lucky to get a sneak peak at three of the blocks for Leanne's new BOM that will be released at Australian Quilt Market in two weeks, it's very pretty and includes some of Rosalie's lovely fabrics. OOh did I mention that I'll be going to Quilt Market with Helen, be sure to pop by the Pattern Press stand if you're going and say Hi!


The other bloggers that attend the gathering were Helen, Cathy, Leanne (aka Lizzie), Sarah, Fiona, Christine and Lisa, be sure to pop by their blogs to see more photos, some have photos of the projects on their blogs.


Christine



Cathy and Leanne


Sarah

I'll leave you with pics of the 80 + name tags and bag tags I made for the gathering with a little help from my Mum and Valerie, thank-you both for your help. It's the little touches that make the gatherings all the more special.


16 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

It looks like you all had a great time . Those tags are beautiful , yes you're right it is the little things . They'll be lovely souveniers for the stitchers .

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely time you must have had! Love the tags you made. How much work that must have been, but then it makes it so personal. Love you doing that!

Stina said...

Ohhh... this is a Gathering I really would love to join...
I know I would have had so much fun!!! In my dreams.. but its fun to dream..:o)
Sure will hop around blogs to see all the fun!!
Brave to have all those spiders in the hair.. lol... :o)

Cubby House Crafts said...

You did a fantastic job with all those tags!Even my little girl commented on how pretty my name tag was when I got home!I shall be putting them in my Quilters Journal for a keepsake...it was lovely to meet you Saturday..Lisa

Jan said...

I am definitely signing up early for next year (as long as Cathy promises to leave the spider at home!) Everyone seems to have such a great time; it's lovely to read all the comments and see all the projects. And you did such a great job on the nametags.

Lulu said...

Looks like a lovely day, and I love the name and bag tags.

teresa said...

Wow Jo the tags and badges were gorgeous... Must have taken you a while to make 80+!!!! Good on you! Looks like you all had so much fun... I am very jealous...but I'm glad it was such a success xx

Susan In Texas said...

What fun! I think I would have to pass on the fake spiders in my hair though. I would forget about them and then they would scare me by being there! lol I'm just a 'fraidy cat.

Happy quilting!
Susan

Fiona said...

Oh I see this is pay back for the Rocky Road shot??????? What a shocking picture of me - LOL - But it was a fantastic day as usual with great company XXXX

Sandi said...

Looks like you all had such a fabulous day stitching. What fun having a halloween theme too!
You did a good job with the tags, they look great!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

That looks like such a lot of fun, Jo!! :-)

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Jo! Looks like there was a LOT of fun had there!! Love the witchy hats! :0) A few years ago I was doing some product demonstration in supermarkets and for Halloween, they made me wear a black cape and a poiny witches hat - I had a ball!! And managed to scare a few kids along the way too! Tee! Hee! Hee! Glad you had a monster great time! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Jan said...

Looks like it the Gathering was lots of fun! Wow, the tags look fantastic.

Sarah said...

It was a great day - though I didnt achive much LOL! Have just started to get back into my stitching from the day!
Great pics
x Sarah

Sarah said...

Did I fix it?

Micki said...

What fun pics! Funny enough, i heard about Rocky Road, and because I love marshmellows and cherries, I told Joe to order some for me from Australia. It looks delicious, and Joe promised me to order it in December.
Micki