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Quilt Retreat in Victor Harbor

By June 9, 2023blog

I was so lucky to be able to go to the Coromandel Valley Quilt Group’s Quilt Camp this past weekend! They had a few spare spots, and Lara from Make Modern Magazine asked me if I wanted to come along – she knew I have been hankering to go to a Quilt Retreat.

It was held at Adare Camp in Victor Harbor and this is the main house – WOW!

And then I remembered…. I had stayed here for a hockey camp when I was about 15! Memories!

We ate our meals in the main house…. the stained glass windows in the house are just lovely. This was breakfast one morning (not everyone is up as well, ahem, there were a few late nights!)

And this is the front door

There is a more modern building out the back of the house (with some gorgeous views of the ocean) where we set up our sewing machines and tables. I didn’t take very many photos (way too busy talking and sewing!) but here is a screen grab from a quick video I did. This was before too many people had arrived.

There were lots of tables (two people per table) and there were ironing boards and cutting mats set up in the ‘kitchen’ to the right of this picture.

Everyone was really welcoming and I even had a little goodie parcel that had my name tag in it, a mug and spoon with my name on it along with chocolate, made with love labels, a lavender bag and the pink beads at the front is a little scissor keeper – to make sure no-one accidentally picked up my scissors! So sweet!

And then the sewing began! I had taken three projects with me…. all the little blocks to sew together into the larger blocks for my Hideaway quilt in Nantucket Summer. Happy to say I got all of them sewn up! Just have the sashing and borders to do and it will be a finished quilt top!

I had also taken Rainbow Sherbet F8 bundle with me to create a cute little beginner quilt I have had on my mind since I first saw this fabric was to be released….. and it is gorgeous! Everyone kept coming past my machine and saying how fun and cheery the fabric was!

By Saturday night I had the quilt top finished – I will show you more when I get a chance to take some pictures in daylight!

And then on Sunday I started on my third project…. Rosemary Quilt pattern (by Camille Roskelley) using Flower Power and A Blooming Bunch layer cakes – more bright and cheery!

I was soooo sad when Sunday afternoon rolled around and I had to leave to go and see my folks in Adelaide! (not that I minded seeing them, I just wanted to keep on sewing!!). There was a lovely show and tell on Sunday and here are just a couple of the quilts I remembered to take pictures of!

And yes, they are selvedges! It looked awesome : )

Wow… are you still reading??? I was so excited by the whole weekend…. even sleeping in the bunk accommodation (there were 4 to a room) was good (nobody snored too loudly!) and the food was tasty and filling and more to the point, someone else shopped, prepared, cooked and cleaned up afterwards!!

And here are the bunk buddies! Lara, Jill, me (Anne) and Serena!

I am now totally hooked on quilt retreats! My mind is buzzing and when I get some spare moments to plan, I think there might need to be a Said With Love Quilt Retreat somewhere!!

One Comment

  • Susan says:

    Oh……lucky you. Not been to a quilt retreat in many years. Hope you think of something………would be lovely. It was great seeing that Lara was there too, so I at least knew two faces in that photo. I’m impressed with how much you achieved & the strip quilt is gorgeous. Think we need a little trip over your way before too long. No tram photos? Thanks for sharing, take care & hugs.

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