The Sisters are getting a little excited (and a little anxious) about our invitation by Linda from Quilts in the Barn to be the featured quilters at her annual quilt hanging. Excited because we get the opportunity to share our quilts with lots of folk and anxious because well, let's face it, we just hope that all who attend like what they see.
To add to the sense of excitement, those of us who could, gathered at Merri's recently for a 'photo shoot' as Linda needed some photos to send to Australian Country Crafts (I think) for some pre show publicity. Now doesn't that sound important! Not really, it was very much a family affair with Di's daughter Nicci (a professional photographer) pointing the lens at us and our quilts. We were very grateful for the help of our honorary Sisters, Pat and Brian, who came in quite useful (and earned their keep - a slice of cake baked by Di) by holding up the quilts so that Nicci could take the photos.
That's Pat on the left and Brian on the right holding up one of Barb's quilts.
The photo above shows Merri and Deb with Merri's "Deb's Not Quite Telling the Truth, Easy Applique Quilt"
The quilt below is Ann's work. This photo really does not do the quilt justice. In real life it is a stunning combination of red, black and tea-dyed fabrics (for some unknown reason we all find it hard to use white in our quilts and often resort to tea).
At the moment October seems a long way off but I am sure it will be upon us before we can say "Jack Robinson". In the meantime, we are all working hard on getting one or two of the UFOs finished to add to the choice of quilts to hang. And we are all very grateful for the wonderful Helen Hayes who is working tirelessly on her long arm quilter to help us meet the deadline. Helen does beautiful quilting and always comes up trumps with gorgeous designs to complement our work.
Helen has just returned to us the raffle quilt for Quilts in the Barn that we have made. I hope you like it. We have called it The Sister's Peony Bouquet. It is a reproduction (what else) and while we all contributed blocks it was Di who put it all together and made the flying geese border.
I am not sure when tickets will be available but when they do please buy up big as all proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Research.
Looking forward to meeting those of our blogging friends who can make it to Quilts in the Barn later this year,
Happy Australia Day!
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