18 September 2016

Gathering at the Hotel Pennant Hills.

Pennie, Beate, Jan, Marilyn, Nola, Lyn, Shirley, Jill, Dianne, Erica, Penny, Irene, Jean, Kerry, Cate, Heather & Robyn.

This photo wasn't taken yesterday, it was taken 10 years ago at what was then called the Pennant Hills Inn.  SCQuilters started meeting here on the first Saturday of each month in the early 2000's, I'm not quite sure which year exactly, I do remember how we started but not when?

Anyone remember when Luixin was asked by a group of American Quilters if they could meet some Aussie Quilters during their visit to Australia?

Luixin asked me if it was possible so I arranged to met at the Pennant Hills Hotel, I do remember several quilters came up from Canberra just for the day.

When the smoking laws changed, they turned 'our' room, into the smoking area which was very unpleasant so although we were right next door to a patchwork shop we decided to move to the Blue Gum Hotel in Waitara which we did in October 2007.

 Several years later the Penno Pub underwent a big renovation with not only it's rooms but with the dining as well and is now called the Hotel Pennant Hills.    We try to get together here on the second Saturday of each month but continue to meet, when possible, at the Blue Gum Hotel in Waitara on the first Saturday.

When I came across this photo I thought it would be fun to bring along something we'd made 10 years ago for our 'Show and Tel'l, and we did, what a fun day it's been.

Six of those in the photo above were present at the Pub yesterday!  We often see Six of the others in this photo, we know Beate was visiting from Canada at this time...  but are the others still out there somewhere in SCQuilters Land?

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