Like any fun event, the weekend flew by all too fast.
It started with a display in the shop.
Felt tags for the goodies bags.
Then the difficult part - deciding what to make.
This year they could choose from Festive Stitches - 9 stitcheries made into a mini wall quilt, Joy to All - a felt appliqued free standing card, Holly - a cloth doll, warm and snug in her felt dress and Pudding Anyone? - a felt pincushion.
The girls know the projects in advance and most times have already decided what to make. They nearly always change their minds once once they see the samples close up. I like it when they swap and change and try them all, especially if it involves learning a new technique.
The girls chatted about the things they'd finished (and still had to finish), from previous workshops. We worked out this was the fifth Christmas in July workshop at Avonleigh, the first was in 2010.
Thank you to the girls for such an enjoyable weekend. And special thanks to Kay and Sharon, Avonleigh Country Quilting for organising another wonderful weekend.
The patterns for Festive Stitches, Joy to All and Pudding Anyone? will be released next month.
Holly is available now and can be purchased here.