Monday, September 17, 2012

Great Quilt Retreat

I had a wonderful time at Evans Head last week-end.  Hit the road about 10.30am on Thursday and after a two and a half  hour drive down the motorway arrived at the Lismore Quilters retreat.  The beach was was about 5 minutes walk away although the water was a little chilly for swimming.

 Here is the building where we stitched, shared quilting knowledge, laughed and generally had a great time.  
We slept in this room that had been used for the athletes in the Sydney Olympics. Late nights, early mornings so not much sleep going on.

One of the reasons I attended this camp was because I have been part of a group of ladies doing a Mystery Quilt that was arranged by my friend Christine who is on the left in most of the photos below. We had our reveal at the camp and below are everyone's quilts.  We had to either have it quilted or at least the top finished.  They all look great. It is surprising to see how different they look. The first two below were sent along by ladies who did not attend the camp so I 'm not sure of their names.  

My quilt above and Lyn below

Ellen above and Christine, then Liz  below

Sandra's above and  Jenny's below

The last two have the pieced borders on which were optional.  I chose to make the lap size quilt. I think my favourite one is the black and cream but they all looked pretty good on the night.
Well have lots more to share as there are lots of talented ladies living in Lismore area and its surrounds but will leave those photos for another day.
Till then........... Happy Stitching........


  1. I think I like the black and cream one too - but its so interesting to see the different effects. (esp Liz's). I think they all look great. And did you start another "mystery"? Hope you had a lot of fun.

  2. All the quilts look amazing, really like the effect of the pieced borders.
    Oh how I miss Evans Heads, spent a lot of my childhood there.

  3. It all looks so wonderful! What a beautiful place to be, and what lovely quilts! :0)

  4. what a wonderful the mystery quilts.........they look great.........

  5. Wow the quilts look amazing. How different they look with different colours and fabrics. Wish I'd been there too - I love Evans Head x