The weather was lousy.. dark, cold, wet and windy but that didn't deter us.. not at all. You see, Michelle, Jacquie and i simply couldn't miss Linda's book launch. Come rain, hail or shine we were determined to get there; trust me, we copped the works!
Two hours later, as we pulled up at Quilts in the Barn we were greeted by sunshine and blue skies... go figure!
We were in awe as we walked through the red barn doors... it was nothing short of antique quilt heaven.
take a look...
Leonie was at The Barn
with her delightful pop-up shop
lots and lots
tempt us :))
Linda was happy to sign books
and pose for photos...
and just one more photo with friends...
(Jacquie, Michelle, me, Linda, Robyn & Jenny)
Linda asked everyone if they'd like to join her in making a 'Red Crosses' block for The 702723 Project
We were given the option of making the crosses with red ribbon or we could cut strips from a red plaid shirt which belonged to Linda's brother, Michael, who was born with Downs Syndrome and passed away at the age of 46.
Because i love plaid i opted to make my two crosses from Michael's shirt fabric.
as we sat and stitched we enjoyed some yummy afternoon tea... warm scones topped with home made jam and whipped cream... YUM!!
It was such a fun day and just as i thought it couldn't get any better i met Carole, who also happens to belong to Kathleen Tracy's online Dear Jane group.
We've know each other for years, through our blogs and i have always admired Carole's beautiful quilts.. take a look here
you can imagine what a pleasant surprise it was to finally meet her!
Here's the lovely goodies that came home with me...
Linda's signed book, templates and a selection of Leonie's yummy fabrics :))
how cute is this little Itty Bitty Boys Britches block i made today... love it :))
the first of many quilts (i plan on making) in this amazing book :))
*** for my friends in the USA you can purchase Treasures from the Barn & templates from Paper Pieces