I have had a wonderful weekend! 103 members of Southern Cross Quilters gathered in Townsville, shed their winter clothes (it’s cold down south!) and played. Some quilting was done, but not much. We did have some major hexagon bonding, though. Here are a few pictures to show you what you missed!
We with a dinner, then a day of exploring Townsville on our own. John and I sang at the dinner on Friday night. That way, we got the “business” part over, so I could just sit, and sew and play!
There were lots of us doing hexagons and English paper piecing at this retreat – also lots of knitters.
On Saturday night, we all got dressed up with our black and white (and polka dots, if we had them) and BLING, and hopped on the ferry across to Magnetic Island. We started with a bus tour around the island, and finished with a dinner, trivia, prizes, and fun. On the half hour ferry ride across, the other patrons really didn’t know what was going on!
The bus tour stopped at a dead end where there were lots of rock wallabies! Very cute, about the size of a large squirrel, for you in North America. But taller.
And that’s all I can say about the Retreat. After all, what happens at the retreat STAYS AT THE RETREAT!!!