“A Weekend in Creative Company” at Country Hart ~ PART 1

The last two weeks seem to have slipped by so quickly… filled with stitching for International Quilt Market and the teaching of a class or two. Now the days have cleared a little, I thought it was about time I shared some photos of the recent gathering at Country Hart Designs in Port Pirie, South Australia.
Robyn kindly invited Helen Stubbings of Hugs 'n Kisses and I as guest designers this year. And I am so thrilled to have had the opportunity to be there. It was such a fun event to be a part of, and beautifully organised and presented as you will see… how spoilt we all were!
On the Friday, Helen and I met up at Adelaide airport with suitcases filled to the top with our quilts, stitcheries, secret projects for the weekend and more.
Now Robyn has recently undertaken a very exciting move to a gorgeous new store. The gathering was to be held at the original store… well so all the attendees thought… heehee. But Robyn had much more exciting plans!! It was all hands on deck, as Robyn and family secretly painted, polished, prepared and decorated the new shop especially for "A Weekend in Creative Company"! And it looked fantastic! Well done Robyn and all your clever helpers!
Country Hart Designs shop front
Such a pretty store front at 13 Alexander Street, Port Pirie, South Australia… and wait 'til you see inside!
Country Hart Designs gathering 2012 ~ 5
Country Hart Designs gathering 2012 ~ 1
Country Hart Designs gathering 2012 ~ 3
Country Hart Designs gathering 2012 ~ 4
Country Hart Designs gathering 2012 ~2
Everything was so beautifully presented… from patterns and fabrics down to each of the beautiful goodie bags and table decorations.
Each guest received a beautiful bag made by Robyn (lower right), each filled with 6 patterns, kits and extra surprises! Aren't they gorgeous?
In the centre of each table was a sweet bird cage filled with fabric roses and button flowers, a gorgeous covered tin of pencils and brushes, a very clever box made with embroidery hoops (filled with threads and other notions) and the all essential bowl of jubes and chocolates!   
Country Hart Designs gathering 2012 ~ 6
Late Friday, we added our own piece of decorating.
Here is my One Day In May display…
Country Hart Designs gathering 2012 ~ 7

… and here is Helen with some of her stunning "colourque" projects… excited and ready to meet the girls the next morning.
Country Hart Designs gathering 2012 ~ 8
Helen also brought a special treat for us to see! A sneak peek at some projects created with her brand new fabric range "Life is Beautiful". You can see them on the lower right of the photo above.
Melissa Grant and Robyn Welsh at Country Hart April 2012
What a great weekend it was going to be! Here are Robyn and I waiting for the girls to arrive Saturday morning… stay tuned for PART 2 to see our projects for Saturday and the rest of the fun!
'Til then,
Melissa  x

2 Responses

  1. Jenny S

    A beautiful store Melissa – I may just have to make the trip to Port Pirie just to visit. Glad you had a good time and hope the baby behaved him/herself!

  2. I am so happy that you enjoyed yourself as much as we enjoyed having you Melissa, shop is all moved mow and we are so happy with how it has come together xxx

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