On Wednesday five ladies from Sydney arrived at Russellee for a quilting retreat. They came on the train and we picked them up. Two other ladies joined them on Friday. For the first couple of days they were working on UFOs.
Today Robyn Taylor from Wagga came to Russellee to teach her 'Mosaic' class to the group. I have some photos of the group with the initial stages of some of the projects. When they are nearer to completion I shall post some more photos.
Five of these ladies I first met when they came on our 1st Australian Quilting Cruise. Four come on our 3rd Quilting Cruise and one has been on all three of our Australian Quilting Cruises. Robyn Taylor also was on our last Quilting Cruise and the Sydney ladies met her on the cruise. Robyn came as one of the participants but I had a example of her 'Mosaic' class with me. This created a lot of interest.
Four of the ladies have booked on to our 4th Australian Quilting Cruise next February and are looking forward to doing Helen Godden's class.
I have met wonderful ladies on the Quilting Cruises. They are a great way to meet fellow minded ladies and have a great holiday doing what you love, meeting wonderful people and being spoilt by the lovely staff on the ships.
One of Sydney ladies, Maureen also came on our Bail retreat last year. Two Melbourne ladies who were on our first cruise also came to Bail. Friendships for been forged by the wonderful addiction of Patchwork and Quilting and Retreats.