Thursday, July 8, 2010

Grand fundrasing total!

This post is way, way overdue..........I really don't know where the time goes but I suspect most of it has been consumed with the 2nd book! Anyway...........latest news........Ta, Da - a grand total of $39,001.22 was delivered to Bedford Industries by our darling Faye last week - CONGRATULATIONS to all of you who participated in this amazing journey - what a mammoth fundraising effort! Who would ever have dreamed a mystery quilt idea could go so far!!
And here she is with another moggie that she just happened to find on one of her workshops - Faye is obsessed with cats (unlike me who has no interest in them!!)
Faye gave up many hours of time to conduct worshops and this one is with the great crew at Bordertown - Gumtree Quilters;

Now I just need to get some photos of the finished quilts - surely it isn't a mystery quilt anymore? Stay tuned for the next lot of photos and stories.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

59 quilters in one room!!

Last weekend 59 quilters spent an amazing day participating in one of the mystery quilt workshops - Wow! Here are some views from the mammoth day at Bedford
Wish I could show you the final result but that won't be fair on those of you who haven't done it yet!! (It is a beautiful quilt!) I believe the tally is about 400 kits and the wonderful team and participants have raised over $20,000!! Good on you all and especially the workers who are still cutting kits (Biggest hugs to them)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Mystery quilts from last time

Thankyou so much to Judy for sending me all these wonderful finished mystery quilt photos. They have been done by members of Gum Tree Quilters when they participated last time in the Bedford Mystery quilt challenge. (2008 I think)
Aren't they just amazing! You too can produce something like this if you join in the Bedford Mystery quilt fundraiser this year!!
Also visit Judy here;

Monday, January 25, 2010

More of Faye's 50th!

Faye turned 50 Sunday!!
Celebrations over.....back to the mystery quilt kits please Faye

..........You too Lessa!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mystery quilt progress

Mystery workshop from 2008

An update on the mystery quilt..........the aim is to sell 500 kits - the tally to date is 151 kits - so we still have a way to go!! Faye tells me she would also love more bookings for the workshops to be held here in Adelaide.....check this link:

These are the most amazing days as you can see by the photos - of course to get the privilege and expertise of Lessa and Faye as your personal teacher is worth attendance in itself! The following is to entice you.........(but no sneek peek at the quilt design - sorry)

Check out the lunch that is provided!!

Included in the worshop is not only step by step notes and assistance with the mystery quilt but also:
  • Lunch (as you can see) and morning & afternoon tea / coffee (all day really)
  • Unpickers on standby (reverse sewers I think that means)
  • Personal pressers (Yes volunteers to iron as well as unpick for you - no ironing of clothes though!)
  • Prizes
  • Loads of fun and laughter
NOT TO BE MISSED!! (more photos in a few days)