Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Mid Winter Retreat

WOW... Five of us ladies from Napier headed off to Oreti Village Turangi for our winter retreat run by Katherine (Clothshop Palmerston North) and Jill (Cottageflair Rotorua). There were 68 ladies from all over attending.  Rosalie Quinlan and Leanne Beasley were the guest designers from Australia that we were all anxious to meet. Lucky lucky us... What lovely ladies they are and were so welcoming and friendly to us all.Leanne ran a designing lesson and Rosalie taught needle turn and stitchery classes.
We had such fun and met a lovely lady from Palmerston North who joined us at our table. Katherine and Jill dressed up for the Saturday night dinner- photos tell all.... The weather was fantastic and we all came away with great memories and expectations.
There were spot prizes all weekend and that was an extra bonus.  Leanne and Rosalie were so generous with their time and the even autographed our finished quilts which we had taken for show-n-tell...
Thank you Katherine, Jill, Roselie and Leanne.  We all had a fantastic time. Who says quilters don't have fun....