Friday, 6 December 2013

Open Day report...

Wow what a day, Carolyn and I were overwhelmed with the number of people who joined us on our Open Day, we beaver away in solitude most of the time so it was good to hear such lovely comments.

It was a joy to put our college work on show, which is normally packed away in boxes, our personal sketch books were also on view and everything received favourable responses.
Thank you to everyone who came, we really appreciated you being part of our first Open Day.

Nothing can be achieved without help sometimes and we are the luckiest two girls to have such amazing friends, so on behalf of Carolyn and myself we have a list of thank you's...

Yesterday Fran, Kathy, Margaret and Hannah gave unselfishly of their time to run the kitchen, on the door and our shop, not only that they had also made scrumptious cakes, leaving Carolyn and myself free to chat at length to our visitors. Rebecca, for keeping our web site up to date and little Eli who always brings a smile to our faces. Thank you so much ladies we appreciate what you did for us immensely.

Next we have the men, forget women lib (sorry girls) but when needed they step up to the mark!
Our lovely husbands (I disagree with the long suffering badges) and Carolyn's son, who put up with us trying to decide how to arrange the room in the morning and dismantle everything later.

Keith who skilfully made all the wonderful quilt stands and is always there with a helping hand.

Roger and his camera who has taken a vast array of photos for us, which will be a valuable resource for the future and a lovely record of our special day.

Last but not least, our ever trusty caretaker Victor who is always so helpful, thank you also for the kind donation.

Thank you men, what would we do without you x.

Our visiting stalls holders, Coast & Country Crafts & Quilts, Phoenix Cards and Lancaster & Cornish, thank you for your donations and for joining us on our open day.

We mentioned in an earlier post that we had an offer of Patchwork Books to sell in aid of Help for Heroes, the books attracted a lot of attention and were very successful, thank you Debbie for donating your Mother's books.

Our final mention are to the fantastic students that come to our workshops and allowed us to show their beautiful work, you all did us proud. Thank you for supporting us by coming to our workshops.

As I said, we had a lovely busy day but I did manage a few snaps to show you before we get Roger's, taken in a rush and some a little blurry so I apologise for that, but it's a taster...

some of our workshop display
view of our students work and their Begin Patchwork Quilt 
Carolyn and Sue with our new Recycled Logs Quilt behind us
Sue's 5' college quilt with our Ever Decreasing Squares Quilt

Carolyn's 5' college quilt
Sue's - Journal quilts
Carolyn's - Journal Quilt
sorry, so blurry - our lovely Fran with our shop
our lovely Kathy and Margaret, sorry missed Hannah 
a few visitors enjoying tea and cake
Not a great selection of photos but we'll post some of Roger's when we can.

It was lovely to meet members who belong to groups that have already booked us, we look forward to visiting you all in the new year.

If there was anything you saw at our Open Day that you would like us to do as a workshop, just drop us an email and we'll do our best, in the mean time we look forward to seeing you at one of our future workshops.

Carolyn has all the figures so we'll share the amounts raised when everything is totted up.

Thanks for getting to the end of this long post, back soon.


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