The past week has been very busy at Russellee BnB Craft Retreats. To start I had my first Scrapbooking Retreat for the year. This group book at the end of a retreat each time and it is very difficult for anyone else to get into it. Over the years they have all become very good friends and look forward to catching up twice a year. They come from Cooma, Queanbeyan, Cootamundra, Wagga and locally.
We had a guest presenter for the weekend. This was Pauline Cartwright from Canberra. Pauline gave classes in the Azza method of scrapbooking. Every one was pleasantly surprised with the results of their layouts from these classes.
The Scrappers left Sunday, a couple Monday morning, and Helen Godden arrived to give a two day workshop. Eleven ladies thoroughly enjoyed Helen's wonderful personality and her 'Crack Pots' class. We had a lady from Melbourne, one from Wangaratta, four from Batlow and the rest were locals. Helen fitted this two day workshop into her very busy teaching schedule for which we are very grateful. Having a world class teacher come to Tumut is wonderful.
We finished the week with Sandy's Quilters coming from Canberra for their fifth year. Sandy is the one that suggested that we have a Quilting Cruise and it is from her suggestion that the Australian Quilting Cruises came about.
Bookings have already been very strong for our 4th Australian Quilting Cruise February 2015. Helen Godden is coming as my guest teacher on this cruise. I have also invited Janet Pilgrim to come as a teacher with her wonderful surface stitchery. This gives our cruise another avenue for other ladies to come and enjoy a 'Retreat at Sea'. If you have any questions on this cruise please contact me.
We are also filling up for the Bali Quilting, Fabric and Cultural trip next October. I booked my airfares this week and was surprised to find that they were cheaper than last years. We would love to meet new ladies on this trip. If interest please contact me.
Until next time.