Thursday, March 3, 2011

Aurora at Vickery Retreat

 
We are spending a  few days  in Victoria having a bit of an explore through some beautiful old towns like Healsville and Lilydale. We popped into antique shops and lots of cafes of course and tried to assist the local economy where possible.
Loved these vintage kitchen things. Even a half full jar of vanille essence was available.
Of course we saw lots of local wildlife including ones actually alive and not just roadkill.
This was very close to the area devastated by bushfires two years ago and it was wonderful to see the regrowth.
  
Lake Eildon was magnificent.
I was on my way to Alexandra where I taught my Aurora workshop at the brand new Vickery Quilt & Craft Retreat.
What a wonderful venue for a retreat. This was their first workshop and it went really well.
Enough beds for 10 in a beautifully renovated house with all modern conveniences. The workroom held 8 machines easily with light and airy conditions and enough power for the machines and irons. We had 4 local ladies and a group of 4 who had driven up from Melbourne and there were many laughs all day. Suggested additions of design walls and whiteboard were taken onboard by the owners Berveley and Anne who are very keen to turn this into a popular retreat for quilters and crafter. With a big wood burning stove for winter I can see this will be a great place to spend time with like minded friends.

One of my students from Adelaide Quilt Encounter last year who lived nearby popped in to show off her beautiful completed Aurora Quilt too - thanks Pam.
I must have done something right as I have already been invited back to teach Luscious Landcapes (along with thread dyeing) in October (11th & 12th)  - just before I fly out to the US - and I am already looking forward to it. 

3 comments:

marjolijn said...

This looks great Lisa. The surrounding is beautiful and the results of the workshop are stunning. Well done!

Judy said...

Hi! Lisa,

You picked a beautiful area to travel, and you all looked as if you were have a great time at the Alexadra workshop.

Shirley said...

Looks like you had a great time!