The Tentmakers Have Arrived!

The tentmakers have arrived! With Glenda Olesen who came to the airport to meet them too and help with the’ huge’ amount of luggage. Glenda went home with an empty boot and mine was full. Lots more lovely quilts.
left to right in photo: Hossam, Ahmed, Essam, Glenda.

The first workshop took place today and with a full class of 20 they proceeded to render everyone awe inspired with their skill and speed of stitching. Did you ever think to have your scissors sitting on your lap while stitching – that is, one great big pair of scissors used for cutting paper, fabric and thread?
A fabulous time was had by all. Comments such as ‘wonderful, ‘so glad I came’, ‘loved every minute of it’ and ‘so much fun’ were heard during and at the end.
To tease us all they displayed some quilts which were amazing. Second photo is the class in action.

There were a couple of highlights during the day. Firstly we had a $100 voucher to give away courtesy of Southlands Sewing Centre. This was won by Pat Goodchild and she is in this photo being congratulated by all 3 men.


Secondly, they worked really hard to make sure everyone was able to do all they showed and at the end were completely exhausted so we allowed them a moment’s sitting. Hossam at rest in the second photo. Did you notice the quilt in the corner?

And finally they held up a couple of similar quilts in different colourways to help someone with their decision.

One more workshop tomorrow and then Wednesday night all will be revealed. This is going to be an amazing exhibition of 50 quilts! Do come along and see, listen and absorb.
Kerry Moore

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