Thank you Yvonne of Sawmillers Quiltery and Kevin of Stonestead Devonshire Teas for hosting the first Stonestead Outdoor Quilt Festival - we couldn't have asked for a better day - it was SO HOT, the sun shone and shone and shone - we had lots and lots of visitors, from near and far, a couple of blog readers introduced themselves to me (and I'm so sorry ladies with serving and meeting people all day, I remember your faces... though your names have escaped my immediate memory - thank you for introducing yourselves to me, it was a real thrill to meet you).
The Quiltery was very busy with lots of fabric been cut from the bolt, and fat quarters of the new fabrics in store, being sold as quickly as we could cut them. I so look forward to seeing some of this fabric in new quilts that I hopefully will get to see at a Show n Tell in the future :) (no pressure all you ladies who purchased fabrics!)
We had lots of families (with the kiddies enjoying the bouncy castle), groups enjoying a picnic under the trees, devonshire teas (poor Kevin sweltering in the kitchen all day with queues of hungry and thirsty guests), Yvonne's husband, George, was our fabulous first aid official.
New quilters, experienced quilters, a couple of cyclists stopped by for a look, along with my husband looking for the "Triumph Motorbike Convention" LOL ... he too was very impressed with the amount of people visiting, I had to laugh as he asked Glen from Wellington Sewing Centre - "now how many gears do these machines (sewing) have!" he was only jesting - though it did bring a smile.
Visitors were very kind with making a gold coin donation and we have collected a wonderful amount to pass onto Te Omanga Hospice. Thank you for your generous support of a very worthy cause.
I just had to include this photo... as we were setting up the quiltery - I noticed a huge dragonfly on the vase of roses - munching away on his breakfast - an unlucky cicada !!
Hope you have all had a lovely weekend...