Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Amongst our Virgins (first time retreatees) we had a special SCQuilter from Orange NSW,Eleanor Fairbairn-Wilson has been a SCQuilter from the very beginning and is number 18 on the list.
We presented Eleanor a gift for this achievement of belonging since 1994, oh how we've grown.There is now 2183 members of this large family of scquilters, or to quote Big Bad Merv 'expense of quilters'.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Here are some photos of the retreat , the Goldfields and views around Bathurst.

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Instead of workshops this year we had some interesting speakers, On Saturday morning Caroline Price gave an interesting talk about her journey through quilting showing us many of her quilts ably assisted by Margaret Brique and Wendy Carter.
On Saturday afternoon Elizabeth Burness who collects old clothes (especially undergarments),linen and baby clothes showed us some of her collection and allowed us to touch and feel the garments as well.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Travelling to Bathurst

Scquilters from Australia and New Zealand are on the move, travelling to Bathurst for the Retreat.All the chatter on the Yahoo group is about packing their flannellete shirts and jeans with long johns for some and possum gloves for others.

Photos will be interesting won't they I will do my best to post some daily on this blog whilst the retreat is happening.

It is raining here this morning but we (the Committee) are confident that this will clear to a dry, fine weekend.

As you drive up Mount Panorama you will be greeted by a banner tied to the Goldfields sign, fantastic work by Del Soden of Bathurst.

Please everyone travel safely, come to Bathurst with enjoyment on your minds
and friendship in your hearts and we'll all have a good time.

Monday, March 22, 2010


The last day to order merchandise is March 30th 2010 , if you don't have your merchandise form any more please email Christine and she will send you the form.
If you want to have another look at the photos of the clothing please check out the older posts on this blog or look in the photos/files section of the yahoo group

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bathurst Goldfields

Last week Debbie (the Functions Manager) left and at this stage the person to contact is Dianne,however she is on leave this week (22/03/10 to 30/03/10 ).

If you are staying at the Goldfields your accommodation covers bed and a continental breakfast, however if you would like a hot breakfast it will cost you $8.00 which you must pay when you arrive at the Goldfields.You will then be given a band to wear on your wrist which entitles you to the Cooked breakfast.

If you do want the cooked breakfast could you please email Christine by the end of March so that I can give the Goldfields some numbers. bcch@optusnet.com.au

There will also be a barista on duty for Coffee lovers but you must pay for that and I'm not sure of the price but I will let you know.

As we move closer to the retreat any information will be posted on the blog with an email to the yahoo group to remind Retreatees.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Crime and Punishment Part 2.

The quilt police have been and arrested Blooey for his wanton chewing of a flannel quilt and he has appeared in court and been sentenced.He was charged with causing irrepairable damage to e quilt by chewing on the edges(AKA binding).
Minimum sentence one week in quilt prison which involves housewook,cooking,gardening and purchasing wine and chocolate for the quilter victim.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Crime and Punishment Part 1.

During Blooey's stay at Christine's he was caught in the act of attempting to destroy a quilt!There is photographic evidence of the crime being committed as well as the evidence of the holes made in the flannel quilt.


Blooey has had a couple of days staying at Christine Colley's place and playing with her four legged kids, Macy and Murphy.
Here is a picture of Blooey and Murphy enjoying the television on Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bathurst Goldfields

This morning Heather and I went to a meeting at the Goldfields with Debbie Morgan who is the Functions Co-Ordinator and is organising our Retreat with the Committee.

Heather (left) and Debbie (right) working hard this morning.

Heather and I decided this will be the naughty corner and any misbehaving SCQuilters will be sleeping here.
These are the views from the Lounge/dining and Deck areas overlooking the city of Bathurst;the recent rains have made it all very green and lush so lets hope and pray it stays this way for our Retreat in May.I might add the views from the accomodation is much better because they are a bit higher and you can see over the trees.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


We have had some cancellations in the last couple of weeks and would love to get more scquilters to come to Bathurst in May.If you know of anyone who is still deciding whether to come or not please let them know there is room for more.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Merchandise/ Apparel

The first wave of clothing and mugs has arrived and is being stored until the Retreat, we will be taking orders until the end of March.If you are interested in ordering anything but you are not coming to the retreat you are welcome to order as long as you have someone who is willing to carry it home for you.
The Shepherd's jacket has been very popular it is a double thickness jacket with cream fleecy lining and brown polar fleece outer layer.Very warm!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Christmas Holidays

Well all holidays are over and everyone is back in harness, retreat activities are picking up speed and time is ticking by.
Christine has the Angel/ Mortal swap under way and there is much emailing too and fro, with parcels about to start leaving for their destinations.
Blooey has been spotted holidaying at the beach on the South Coast (NSW) and we have been sent some photos taken some time on January.

Booey with a young admirer on the Beach.

Blooey with a friend on the Beach.