Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Great Class and Retreat

Sharon who is the President, of my little local Quilt Group, Village Green Quilters in Whenuapai, Auckland decided to organise a 3 day retreat at one of the local beaches just out of Auckland, with Jenny Bowker. There are about 50 members of our group, but only 12 of us were able to attend.
I had only been home 2 weeks, but I had warned DH that I would be going, and just to impress him, showed him Jenny Bowker’s Blog, so he would know it was a serious commitment.
Serious it was NOT, as we had the most fabulous weekend, getting to know those in the group, that you don’t normally spend much time with, other than to have a little chat. We had so much fun, lots of food, wine & nibbles etc.
As I think I’m not up to being artistic, I decided to be a gofer (Angel), and that way I would still have the fun time away with my mates. The class was a HUGE success and every-one thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Jenny is a very generous tutor – apart from the class itself, we learned how to make a folded paper book and a different folded card book_  (good to show the grandies  ) 
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On the Sunday Jenny very kindly suggested I borrow a photo from some-one and draw up  my own picture on the projector to carry on with at home.2010 October Waiwera Retreat 017
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Some of the class achievements with a little way to go!
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Thanks for dropping by
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Linda said...

It sounds like a perfectly lovely time, Sue. How nice of you to be an angel. I'm sure your assistance was appreciated. Looks like you had great weather too. Quilt-y time spent with friends is THE BEST!

Frances Leate said...

It sounds like a wonderful weekend for you all. I have done a couple of one day classes with Jenny Bowker at AQC in Melbourne and I agree she is a very generous tutor. Happy stitching!

pinewood said...

Hi Sue

Great post, thanks for sharing this.