Monday, September 28, 2009

An exciting weekend at Quiltegården with Gail Pan and Leanne Beasley

I was going to make a blog post yesterday, but blogger didn't work:o(
I've had the most amazing weekend, with so many lovely ladies, a lot of sewing and laughing.
The weekend at Quiltegården started with a great trunkshow with Gail Pan and Leanne
Beasley at Friday. They came all the way from Australia to tell us about their designs, how they work and the patterns for the weekend class, and it was so exciting to get to meet them.
This is Siw, the owner of Quiltegården, introducing our teachers for the weekend :o)


This is some of the projects they've brought for us, a lot of yummy stuff if you ask me :o):



When Saturday came, we all where really excited and eager to get started.

Sølvi, Gro and me waiting for the class to start. Already laughing :o) What a great way to start the day! This is some of the other ladies before the class started on Saturday:



Leanne and Gail did show us and told us about the projects for this day before we started:


Our teachers didn't mind us taking photos all the time, and we sure did take a lot of photos!!! But I think they had some great fun too, they was always smiling and laughing with us. Gail and Leanne in front of some of their projects:


They really have a great sense of humor, and an enthusiasm that was so contagious:o)
We laughed and had fun the whole weekend through, and I was really sad when it was over...
But I have a lot of memories from this weekend, and a lot of photos too :o)

Gail, me and Leanne:



Gro, Gail, Leanne and me:


Some of the blocks that was finished this weekend:

So many different colors, but oh! so beautiful!


Many of us where bloggers, and it was so nice to meet the persons I know from the blogging, and I got to meet new ones too :o)
I don't remember everyones' name, but Sølvi has a list with links on her blog :o)


This is at the end of the day on Sunday. What a great bunch of talented ladies!


I am so happy Siw did make this happening real for us, and I am so glad I got the chance to meet Gail and Leanne. This event was really something special for me. I'm going to miss them and their laughter so much!
Hope they've had a great time in Norway too and I hope they are enjoying teaching their class at Hurtigruta these days, and I wish them a safe trip back home :o)
Thanks also to Heidi and Inger Marie that helped us find all the stuff and notions we asked for, and to Anne Mari and Liv Guri, who took care of our lunch, coffee and tea this weekend. They made us some yummy waffles, and Anne Mari made homemade bread for us too :o)

Still high on vitamin Q, I am trying to finish my "Laila's garden", and I'll post photos of that later ;o)

Happy sewing,
Laila

16 comments:

Sølvi's blog said...

Great post Laila. Anne Mari and Liv Guri was the kitchen staff for the weekend.

Lappetausa said...

Tusen takk for at du fortel om den flotte helga! Gledar meg til å sjå kva du har laga.

Karen said...

Now that would have been a fun weekend.

Lise in Norway said...

Så mye flott dere har laget og så kosselig dere ser ut til å ha hatt det. Britt som også var der kommer til meg i morgen så jeg håper jeg får høre og se hva dere laget........Gleder meg

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Laila looks like you all had a fantasic weekend..love all the photos..

May Britt said...

Jeg sier bare nok en gang: åååååååååååååååå jeg var så misunnelig på dere :)

Men vet at dere har hatt en helt toppers helg. Og så mye fint det var å lage.

Trinola said...

Oj oj oj For en helg dere har hatt !
Ja dette var sikkert morsomt og lærerikt .Takk for titten ;o)))

Anne Heidi said...

Takk for en super helg! Så mange flotte bilder du har lagt ut :-)

Darcie said...

Your photos are fabulous, Laila! What a beautiful group of talented women...all sharing a passion for stitching and quilting.

Hugs to you!!!

LeKaQuilt said...

Der skulle jeg gjerne ha vært :o) Så koselig dere har hatt det. Artig å se flere ansikter som jeg kjenner fra bla bloggland !

B_Blogg said...

Artig å se bildene! Må si jeg var misunnelig da jeg dro hjem fredag kveld. Men bare den lille intro'n på fredagskveld ga kjempeinspirasjon. Så nå er Gails "A Christmas Wish" kommet til quiltestadiet. Håper vi ses om ikke så lenge. Bodil. (bodilshobby.blogg.no)

Handmade by Mai said...

I'm very jealous.....but it was very nice of you to share it with us.

Mona said...

Ser ut til at dere har hatt en flott weekend. Synd at det var så langt unna. Kansje en gang i fremtiden. Ha en fortsatt fin uke. Spent på bilde av det du har laget.
Klem fra Mona

~Marica~ said...

Roligt att få se dina bilder på helgen som har varit..Det var trevligt att träffas..Ska fortsätta med att titta runt på din blogg innan jag går vidare på alla som var med i helgen..

Hanne said...

Ser ut som dere hadde en super helg! Takk for at du deler fine bilder :-)

Chookyblue...... said...

a wonderful time with Leanne and gail and stitching friends........love the projects you did......

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