Tuesday, March 29, 2011
the quilter's rest
My friend Anne and I had the absolute pleasure of visiting the quilter's rest on Sunday and Monday. Alan and Marion Lees run this marvellous facility on their stunning property, Tamalba, just outside of Kingaroy. The purpose of our visit was for Anne to buy her new sewing machine. Marion is a distributor for Phaff and Anne couldn't resist this little beauty - an Expression 2.0.
Marion was an excellent tutor and it wasn't long before Anne was confidently working on her quilt. The facilities at the quilter's rest are excellent..lots of big tables, great lighting and views over the property. All very conducive to working on those unfinished projects...which is exactly what I did. I have been working on a quilt for my nieces son, Guy. It has been dragging on for quite a while so I took advantage of the large tables and got it pinned.
So I now have no excuse to get it finished.
There is also a shop on the property..which stocks everything a quilter could need. I couldn't resist this cute little steam iron and ironing mat/cutting board.
The shop is well stocked with a gorgeous range of fabrics.
It was a wonderful mini break made so enjoyable by the wonderful hospitality of Alan and Marion. I can't wait to go back for a weekend retreat with my quilting/sewing friends.
Anne and I reluctantly left on Monday morning to return to work in Brisbane.
No visit to Kingaroy would be complete without a visit to the peanut van!