Southern Cross Quilters is an online quilt group for Australians and New Zealanders and expats of those countries.
Currently hosted at YahooGroups, SCQuilters has existed since 1994 and has about 2200 members.

To join the group, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scquilters and read the instructions. Don't forget to tell us your affiliation with Australia or New Zealand and provide us with your location and postcode.

21 May 2014

A SCQuilter's view of Retreat

It was a fantastic retreat and I would like to thank all the committee members (there were not many of them) for all the work they did in making it such a great retreat. The venue was great - all contained in the one building and within cooee distance of each other.

We had, I think, approx. 95% of attendees at the Thursday night dinner. The venue was excellent - a very big sit and sew room - the lighting was not the best, but trust SCQuilters; this did not deter them - all those little portable lights came out. 

The entertainment on Saturday night was fabulous - the Bee Bop Dance Troupe - from a local dance school did a great couple of routines. Their ages ranged from about 5 - 16 and the little ones did a routine by themselves - just beautiful.

Excellent speakers. I especially loved the talk by Trudy Cowley & Dianne Snowdon who spoke about their book Patchwork Prisoners - a story of their extensive research into the women prisoners on board the Rajah who made the famous quilt.

Some sewing or handwork was done......a lot of walking around town and environs by others, and of course lots of chatting and laughter. There were quite a few shopping bags and parcels - this not including the shop hop purchases!


(Thanks to Joy Vale for this description)
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