Arriving at the Chateau...
Hugo the Helper

Day 1, Chateau Hexagon - Quilt Camp in France

 This is how pretty my classroom looked at dusk with its lights on, all set up inside and ready for the first workshop.

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Lets look inside, its so pretty and the windows are going to give us lots of light to stitch by and wooden floor is very nice underfoot.

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 Sally who works in my office doing the bookkeeping has kindly made these gorgeous name badges for my event 'Lynette Anderson's Quilt Camp - Chateau Hexagon 2014, here at Chateau de Bessey in France.

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 These bags full of treats are for each participant, RJR Fabrics have generously donated some fabrics, there is a little kit from Little Quilt Store and some top secret items :) Mum bought the sweet Koalas for the tops of the bags.

thanks Mum x x

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Mum is wearing one of my new mini hoop pendants that has her initial stitched on it from my new 'Initials' pattern.

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 We had a bit of show and tell in the dining room beore heading the the classroom. Here we are admiring and discussing the beautiful stitching that Isabelle has done on her 'My Garden' quilt. The pattern for this quilt is in my book 'Country Cottage Quilting' and the buttons are available here.

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Let the workshop begin, here everyone is hard at work getting started on the project for the day.

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 Look how lovely the Valdani hand dyed threads from the project look in the special hexagonal thread holders that we made.

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   Its was so nice looking at the 'show and tell'. Not one but five, Scandinavian Christmas quilts!!! 

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 I loved Myraim's quilt label.

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 There were two 'Christmas Fun' quilts.

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 Its was so exciting to see four Fernhill quilts being held up together, all slightly different. One had a deer instead of the fox, another (the one far right as you look at the picture) had a rather nice border.

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 These ladies were all from Switzerland which is just a 2 hour drive from Chateau de Bessey.

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 Here we are sitting on the terrace enjoying each others company and an aperitif. 

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Lunch was divine and held in the dining room of this incredibly elegant home.

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this was my dessert...now of course I need some heart shaped bowls to have at home!!

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After lunch we had some more show and tell, Wilma who had come from Holland showed her 'Kittens Tale'
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 Martine who had lots of 'show and tell' is seen here with her gorgeous 'Kitty' slippers. Just behind Martine is Christine who travelled all the way from Australia to join us.

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Here we are gathered at the end of the day on the steps from the terrace.

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I will leave you with this lovely picture of the sitting room at Chateau de Bessey.

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