Saturday, October 24, 2009
The Kalgoorlie Girls
At the end of August, I returned to Esperance for the tri-annual gathering of "Patching by the Port", organised by GERQA (Goldfields Esperance Regional Quilters Association. This was an excellent event of workshops, with the tutors from all around the world, Jenny Forbe's from Albany, Alison Schwarbe originally from Kalgoorlie, but now residing in Uraquay, Debra Louie from Sydney, and many others. There was an auction on the wednesday nite to start off the week of workshops, to raise money for breast cancer research, flying doctor and this year the money was the most raised. Then on to workshops, for 4 days, then finishing off with Dinner at Bonaparte's Restaurant, with a three course meal and speaches, and lots of drinking and eating. Looking forwar to three years time for the next PbP.