We met at Ineke's barn and boy am I jealous of that fabulous studio space. Ever since I've been scouring the internet for a derelict barn ripe for similar renovation near to me, but can I find one? No! If any of you out there don't know about Ineke's barn and the workshops that she runs there do check out her blog.
It's such a vibrant space with every spare bit of wall filled with colour and inspiration.
The meeting kicked off in true SiX fashion with no agenda, no minutes, but plenty of coffee, flapjacks and brownies.
Now followers of this blog will know there's an exhibition deadline looming for us. If you think that all the work must be done and dusted by now then you'd be wrong, very wrong! We're all so busy and what with teaching, events like Festival of Quilts and all of the other things that have to be done in life, rarely have the luxury of time to work in an uninterrupted way on our things. Needless to say we all seized the opportunity to get in a bit of hand stitching on the pieces that still need attention.
Of course not everything is so last minute. Hilary's completed three stunning pieces already. Here are two of them.
It was fun to see what everyone else has been working on. Here's Edwina showing us some of the applique shapes that'll be added to her quilts inspired by sushi.
The exhibition is shaping up to be a diverse collection of work with everyone drawing inspiration from different 'oriental' sources. We hope lots of you will be able to come. You'll find the details in the side bar. Please help spread the word to all your friends!