Sunday, April 26, 2009

Winding Down in Bathurst

Last night Pete treated Wendy and I to a loop around the race track at Mount Panorama. This is the view from the top of the hill. It was amazing to be able to drive all around a race track.
Anni, Wendy, Kaylie, Sam and I also made pincushions from alpaca roving that Linda from Melbourne had given us. It was fun to sit on the floor, chat and create together. The next day we embellished them with buttons and felted shapes. It will be nice to have a little Australian alpaca to take home.
Today I finished up the last class here in Australia. I was delighted with the results from the 24 students in the Magnolia class here in Bathurst. Each block was unique.
Many worked on the thistle block all with different results.
Others worked on the four flower block and bird block.
Cathy was the only one who worked on the house block. It looks like she has a great start to the quilt in her own color palette.

Sammy, Anni and Peter's daughter spent the two days stitching with us. I was amazed at the wonderful piece she was creating. It is always so wonderful to see young girls so engaged.

This has been a wonderful experience. Thanks so much to Anni and Peter for making us feel so welcome and letting us be part of their family. I will always have such fond memories of our visit to Australia.

Wendy and I are heading back to Sydney tomorrow for two days and then will be returning home on Wednesday.

Thanks to everyone who has been apart of this experience!

Take care

Sue and Wendy


  1. Sue your photos of the countryside are beautiful. I have been enjoying them so much! It is fun to see all the color combinations of your students. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thanks so much for this experience. I loved the workshop and have completed another block. I can' wait to finish the quilt. It's so lovely to feel the fabric in your hands and see what everyone else is doing.

  3. This was the best workshop! - I've been carrying my block with me constantly since Sunday - what more could a girl ask for, inspitaional tuition, a great group to work with and lemon tarts to die for :-). Have a safe trip home girls and come back soon.

  4. Love your blog and your quilts! Do you have any quilts or pillows with cats on them? We are making a Sue Spargo inspired group quilt and our name is "Purple Cats" (No one can remember how that came about) and I want my block to contain a purple cat...a Sue Spargo purple cat! You can contact me at if you have any ideas or post here on your blog and I will check for updates. Thanks

  5. HI Sue and Wendy, have just caught up with the rest of your Australian trip and loved all the blocks, and pics. Hope you can make another visit sometime soon. Ann

  6. Always fun to see different versions of the same block.