Yes, you read that title correctly… Wollongong now has a modern quilt guild. A great big YAY!!
This is what I played with, while at our first sit & sew / meeting
But I’ve gone too far ahead of myself, let me go back to the beginning of the day…
For those of you who don’t know much about Australian geography, Wollongong is 80km south of Sydney (so around an hour drive).
Sydney has a modern quilt guild which started a couple of months ago, but meetings are held on the north side of the city, which for those of us living south of Sydney, means it would be a 2 hour drive - each way.
Starting this Wollongong group was Rachel’s brainchild. Saturday was our first official meeting. Super exciting!
Here is Rachel giving her introductory speech and welcoming the group.
It was a like an old fashioned bee, where everyone was around the table, helping pin baste a quilt. Some gave advice, while others did the manual labour. I was the paparazzi.
It was a fun morning and. I enjoyed meeting other quilters from the area… I even got to meet my friend Sue, who I’ve known online for a long time (years!) but had never met in real life.
Sue lives in south western Sydney, but it was closer for her to attend the Wollongong meeting. We did a lot of chatting, and not much sewing, but that is part of the fun – right?