Monday, 17 December 2012

Here's to friendship

It is always an utter treat to meet online sewing buddies in person and on Saturday I did just that.  I met Amanda  (right in picture) last year at Fat Quarterly Retreat and hit it off, plus she is based in Bath which is only 1 1/2 hours from me.  Danielle (left) is on a round the world trip with her husband and three children and Bath is on of the places she has been able to fit in on the UK leg of their journey.  We know each other from blogs, flickr, instagram and twitter and online friendships seem to accelerate more quickly so that meeting up in person is never difficult, there is always common ground and a warmth and understanding.
We spent a long time in Country Threads which is a wonderful quilting shop with a great selection, and  incredibly helpful staff.  Amanda brought a bee quilt to show, considering she is 6 months pregnant and Bath was busy with Christmas shoppers this was a brave decision but so worth it.  She met Danielle through this bee and many others and it was a beautiful piece of work from the bee members, topped off by Amanda's hand quilting.
And we did a little gifting, Danielle gave us tea towels screen printed by Cat and Vee, gorgeous!
 A truly lovely day.  Much love all round xxx
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16 comments:

  1. Such a lovely post Kerry, here's to online friendships, xx

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  2. How wonderful that you all got to spend some time together!

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  3. How wonderful Kerry, that you have met your blog friends! I wish you wonderful Christmas time! x Teje

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  4. Meeting bloggy friends is always fun, glad you had such a good time!

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  6. What a lovely blog post Kerry. The online sewing community is so wonderful, and so important too, since often our 'in person friends' are not sew-ers or fabric-obsessed, not even slightly (how can that be?! ;-)). I'm very lucky to have Vanita to share my crafty journey with, and another couple of friends who do 'get' the fabric obsession and love of making things.

    I have just joined my first-ever quilting bee - Danielle is one of the 'bee mama's' - and I am so looking forward to getting to know more people online, as it's a community that I really love and is so supportive and sharing.

    Thanks so much for sharing the pic of our teatowel, I love to think that through Danielle, it is now living with you in England, all the way from Brisbane, Australia. Merry Christmas, Catherine x

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  7. How lovely to meet fellow blogger :) x

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  8. I was sooooo thrilled to meet you Kerry! Thank you so much for making the trip to Bath. I think we could quite happily have spent the whole day nattering about fabric, travel, food and everything in between! Hope we get to meet up again sometime soon - FQR14 maybe? :)

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  9. meeting blogging buddies is magic. I love meeting my friends in person and this was a wonderful, happy post. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Lovely to see Amanda again. Sounds like a really fun day.

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  11. Looks like you had a fab day! I’m hosting an International Rainbow Charm Square Swap which could provide some handy fabrics for future projects. More details here: http://lixiemakesit.blogspot.co.uk/p/charm-swap.html

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  12. Sounds like a fun meet up for you all xxx

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  13. i thought i know this chick on the left!! great that you met with Danielle, i wish i could have, too! To you a good year Kerry, all the best, lots of strenght, power and health! looking forward to see you at the FQ retreat again,
    Claudia

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