Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Retreat Shop Hop

On Monday 28 March almost 80 quilters boarded two buses for a tour of the southern highlands quilt and wool shops. We visited Albion Park, Bowral, Mittagong and Berrima. For many the highlight (or lowlight) were the trips up and down Macquarie Pass which is very steep, narrow and windy and not for the feint-hearted! In a couple of places the bus even had to do a three point turn to get round a hairpin bend ...

There were some lovely shops and all the owners were generous and welcoming. In Mittagong the local quilters' group had even arranged a special exhibition of their quilts, just for us. Most visited other shops and eateries that they saw as well.

Bowral has many attractive old buildings.

In Mittagong the Virginia Creeper was starting to change colour:

 This wall looked like a waterfall:

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