Sunday, 19 August 2012

Quilts Shows......spoilt for choice or just plain spoiled!

Last weekend my quilting buddy, Chris, and I took a four day weekend to visit the Canberra Quilt show. On Thursday we attended our regular monthly class with Karen Cunningham on the Central Coast, then instead of coming home we headed for our first stop at Mittagong. We slept there, through the wild weather, and then spent a leisurely morning perusing the quilt shops and having a coffee. This shop, as usual, provided inspiration, especially for Chris.

We managed to while away some time auditioning fabric, and generally making a mess, but the bones ( or should I say fabric ) for a lovely new but olde worlde quilt was in the bag......her bag!
Next stop was Canberra for two nights. You know you're there when you see this!

We arrived in Canberra with plenty of time to visit the patchwork shop at Gold Creek. So much fabric and all discounted!!!! Who could resist this!

Or this......

Chris did really well choosing the accommodation. We had a great 2 bedroom apartment in a really quiet location just a short drive from the quilt show.
She was a great roomy..... I love the air con turned up really warm, especially when it's cold out but she didn't complain once, even though she prefers it cooler!!!!!!

We had a lovely day at the quilt show, first perusing the quilts and then having a little shop....Yikes, did I say a LITTLE shop....check this out and this is just Chris's spoils.....

We headed back home on Sunday and made good time back to Sydney so we called in at the Hunters Hill Quilt show. Boy, do these girls know how to sew. Lots of interesting quilts in great colour combinations. I always enjoy quilts that use traditional blocks in unusual ways and in "wow" colour combinations. My favourite was this one called "Bush Bananas",

but there were heaps of great quilts on show.

All in all we had a great weekend, quilt shops, fabric shopping, quilt shows and eating out. We were certainly spoiled......for choice or otherwise.
Happy stitching!

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  1. No picture of your pile of goodies???????????

  2. I know you may have possibly outdone Chris with your purchases so where are they??? In answer to your question - you are spoilt you know you are!!!! Debbie C