Friday, March 12, 2010

Very late Retreat Wrap-up

How slack am I? I can't believe this time 2 weeks ago we were away on the "Wallaroo Retreat". Special thanks to all the girls for making it such a fabulous weekend - we certainly couldn't do it without such an absolutely lovely group!!

I'd like to apologise at this point for not having a photo of everybody, we'll have to get organised and take a Group Shot in future and my aim is to take more photos.

The first is of Kris who I admire for so many reasons! This is a quilt that she pieced and then freemotion quilted - as a longarm quilter I find this skill amazing. Great job Kris!
The next is a photo of Lorraine who managed to complete 2 projects - Oh yeah! she's an overachiever, there's one in every group. You are so special Lorraine, don't ever change!
The next is Jan, my friend from "across the road" whom left the State to move away from me. I'm so glad she travelled down from Queensland to attend the retreat and spend some time with me after - I miss you so much Jan! Jan is holding a gorgeous scrap bag that she makes and has just started selling them. If you're interested visit her blog
Jenni started this quilt on our June 09 retreat at Mannum - the colours are gorgeous and she was really happy with the finished project. Jenni spent the weekend helping her Mum, Diann, who is a new quilter and I have a feeling she's now hooked!!
Pam's quilt was also started at the Mannum 09 retreat, the fabrics are really lovely and Pam added extra sashing to hers which really set it off.
MaryAnne also completed this at Mannum - it was one of 2 that she finished that weekend. She is now busy working on Jane Says - her choice of project at Wallaroo.
The next is Vicki - what can I say about her??? She is such a joy and makes me laugh all the time. Vicki made the bag she is proudly showing - it was like something out of Mary Poppins! You'd never believe what she had in that bag, it was amazing. Who takes 5 pairs of bras away on a 3 day weekend......with women!!!!
The photo below is 3 generations! Me, my beautiful daughter, Shontelle, and my incredible Mum, Mavis. We make a great team and I can't tell you how proud I am that they are mine! Shontelle is just amazing in so many ways and Mum....well what can I say. Mum will be 81 on March 22nd and she cooked treats for us for weeks leading up to the retreat and worked like a "navvy" all weekend.
Once everything was packed up, cleaned up, and put away there was no way we were getting our own dinner. Here we are having a fish & chip TV dinner. Here's to each and everyone of you that once again made our Wallaroo Retreat such a success......Cheers!!!
Shontelle has created a new blog dedicated to our retreats. Please visit


  1. It was a fabulous weekend...Just what I needed!! Looking forward to catching up soon at Mannum!

  2. Love your retreats they are so much fun, Shontelle and yourself make it so relaxing and welcoming.Counting my sleeps to Mannum. Oh and the reason for so much underwear is my mum always told me, make sure you wear clean underwear when you leave the house and because I was in and out my cabin I had to keep changing he he he he. See you soon

  3. Looks like a fun time was had by all.