Thursday, May 29

Maleny Magic Retreat

I have been in Maleny Queensland this week teaching at a retreat run by Maleny Magic Patchwork and Quilts


What a spectacular view from the venue with the Glasshouse mountains as a backdrop


There were 27 ladies working on 8 different project. Here are just a few


Georgetown on my mind by Deb


Pam worked on Midnight at the oasis 



Brenda and Wendy were making What colour is an Elephant


Libby's Steampunk


Jackies Circle game


Jennifer's Broken Glass with vintage kimono fabrics


Emma's Gypsy wife


And Sues Circle Game in Japanese fabrics. The talented Cathy Hertzel was on hand with her killer machine skills to show the girls. Cathy has been teaching The Circle Game by machine up here on the Sunshine Coast and some of her girls bought their quilts along for show and tell


This is Cathy


And this is Barbara's version ( sadly my other photos were blury but I will see if Cathy can send some through) It was great to see all the different versions and in the class as a "challenge", everyone added a different border. Super idea


Of course we ate heaps. This is a gorgeous resturant called "secrets by the lake" 


And a little of this went on!


And some show and tell of past projects.
Of course this is just a small snippet of what has been a really fun week
Thank you to Bev who owns the store and organised the retreat with great attention to detail and also to Cathy.
It was great to meet and share the week with everyone who participated in the workshops and the girls who took the time to bring their Circle Game quilts in for show and tell.
If you are on the Sunshine Coast take a trip to this lovely little town and surrounding area

Jen xx

1 comment:

Blue Moth said...

If I had been at your retreat I'm sure I would have sewn the tablecloth to my work! Looks like great fun.