Thursday, April 22, 2010

Stitchin' Mission Tea - A Reunion!

The sweet quilters of Stitchin' Mission #19, the series held in Darling Point (Sydney), Australia, at St. Mark's Anglican Church hosted an afternoon tea for me, and my daughter and grandson. I felt quite honored by their thoughtfulness! They invited all the SM participants to come so I could visit with them again.

Unfortunately, a number of the quilters are employed, so not all of them were able to attend. But I was thrilled to spend several hours with nine of them: Di, Di, and Di (There is certainly no shortage of quilters named "Di" in Australia!), as well as Margaret, Moo, Averil, Cath, Louise, and Christine.

Di C. (left) was our gracious hostess, inviting us into her home on the water's edge.

This is the lovely table with tea, coffee and desserts. Louise is pouring tea.
Christine and LouiseMoo and Averil
CathMe and MargaretDi J. - She's one of the two Di-s who coordinated SM#19.My daughter Jill, and six month-old TayDesserts! I don't know what they are, but they were good!
A Stitchin' Mission tea isn't complete without quilt-talk and show-and-tell. Di C. made this New Life quilt with Stitchin' Mission fabric scraps. She's donating it to the KU Marcia Burgess Autism Specific Early Learning & Care Centre, the mission this group has been quilt making for since last fall. At last count, the group is nearing 70 quilts that will be given to the Centre for its opening in June.
Di C. your quilt is darling! That striped binding is perfect for this quilt.

The only Di who wasn't photographed is Di B. who was behind the camera. Thank you Di B. for taking these great photos. It was a perfectly wonderful afternoon. Thank you everyone!


JoyfulJewels4Jesus said...

Sounds like you had such a wonderful time, Linda! Teas are always such a blessing--tasty treats and wonderful fellowship with other sisters in Jesus!
And I love the striped binding on the quilt, too! Such a cheerful quilt.

Joyfully in Jesus,

Carrie P. said...

How great that you got to see your friends. Looks like such a lovely time.

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