Saturday, 28 May 2016

Group Quilting Retreat at Frodsham

Last weekend, a group of members of Cornerstone Quilters gathered for a super residential Quilt Fest where we all made different items and had great fun.
Good food, spot raffles, a glass or more of whatever took our fancy, but essentially, concentrated stitching and lots of laughs made it into a great gathering that we will be sure to repeat in the future.
We were so sorry that Joan could not attend and hope her dear husband is making a good recovery. We missed you!
To all other members who didn't or couldn't join us... you missed a super event!

Val whizzed away and made this fabulous baby quilt top.

First day and Val's quilt is already on the way.

Margie made a novel dinosaur haversack for her grandson.
Brenda made these lovely pastel blocks. A mix of sizes where no two blocks have identical pieces.
Jo made 20 blocks towards a really bright "Stash & Slash" Kaffe Fassett quilt.
Caroline made good headway on a Christmas Celtic Braid table centre.
Debbie had a great idea to stitch her Celtic Braid in the centre of a table cloth for Christmas.
Josie stitched dozens of 2inch squares towards a stunning, blue, Liberty Tana Lawn quilt.
Mo also worked on her table centre in lovely colours and fabrics.
Considering we did lots of chatting and laughing etc., we did produce a remarkable array of quality stitching. I will leave it to your imagination what the "etc.," could be!
Our workshops were held each day in the "Sew Simple" Quilt shop in the nearby Lady Heys Craft Centre where we had a great welcome, all thanks to Ella and her staff, Ann and Olive. It is a quilters paradise with it's extensive range of quality fabrics, sewing notions and trimmings. Well worth a visit.
 Our group was kindly allotted a large conservatory so we could carry on with our stitching each evening and we enjoyed good company and quite a laugh, to say the least. It was excellent fun all round.
From the dining room there was a fabulous view across the River Mersey to Liverpool, and beyond, from our spot on the Wirral Peninsular. 

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