Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Stitcher's Dream Day Out in Toowoomba.

There have been some tricky times over the last few months with family issues, health issues and even computer issues. There has been very little 'me' time so I decided that I needed a day out and what better place than in Toowoomba at the Stitcher's Dream Day Out. This is run by The Quilter's Angel and is well worth the trip. It is about a 2 hour drive from where I live but as most crafty people know, we never let things like that stop us, and I had my trusty travelling companion Cheryl with me.
This was the table which was waiting for us. The theme this year was Love so everything was decorated beautifully in reds and pinks.
There were six projects presented, we got the patterns for all six and a kit to make one. The designers this year were Rosalie Quinlan, Debbie Magee and Ella of Ella and Skysie. It is an informal day with the designers moving around the tables sharing with the participants. Here's Rosalie showing us how she does chain stitch and satin stitch.
Debbie Magee came around to show us her cute birds on spools. And as I love pincushions, I know I will be making one of these soon (yes I did buy spool or two).

There were lots of show and tell from the designers but my favourite was being able to see Rosalie's complete Best Friends Forever quilt ( which might just be on my to do list. )
You can see more pictures of the event here and some of our day here on Kris's blog and also on Fiona's blog. She managed to get a photo of the three of us (Cheryl, Fiona and myself) which I didn't but you can see us over there.
And I have to say that Fiona did a wonderful job of tying all the bows. It looked so pretty with all the shades of pink.
It was a lovely day and just what I needed.