Saturday, 20 May 2017

Geelong Quilt-in

What a wonderful day we have had with over 240 quilters…..and how patient Larry is sitting there all day too! We have spent three wedding anniversaries with Geelong quilters - our 30th anniversary nine years ago and then our 35th and today was our 39th…….what a coincidence! It was lovely to be asked (yet again!) and also wonderful that I could share my Beatrix Potter journey with little snippets of William Morris as well. The planned venue was flooded less than 2 weeks ago but the new venue of the Geelong West Town Hall was perfect……..
 The sales supervisor still showing his facial war wound from surgery last week……..
 We found some walls to display some of the Beatrix Potter quilts and soon this blue and white one will be winging its way to the UK to Helen of Whitecroft Tours……...

Cheryl spoiled us with fine china, beautiful linen and an amazing chicken salad for lunch……..

There was lots of inspiring show and tell with a few Morris style quilts as well. This one was entirely hand appliquéd and hand quilted by a 91 year old….how wonderful……..

You can read about this stunning hand appliquéd quilt at the Lions Club of Quilters Victoria website. The Centennial Quilt Project is aiming to raise funds for a quilt museum. The flowers chosen in the appliqué represent regions around the world where Lions clubs can be found……...
Tomorrow we are going to explore some of this lovely region of Victoria so more soon x


  1. a big crowd for you! and on your wedding anniversary - Larry is such a good quilt husband - when we become dedicated quilters are husbands must come along for the ride it seems and if they do not want to sit they can do a little wandering on their own right. Mike will wander through the shops with me sometimes and other times he will find something else or a bench to sit on for awhile.

  2. Enjoy Geelong, lots to see, the Wool Museum is great. Love the Lions quilt, very special and all for a good cause.


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