Monday, July 26, 2010

All the Fun at The Fair!!

Friday saw 3 of us in the car heading into the city. Our destination- Jeff's Shed. Otherwise known as Melbourne Exhibition Centre, which was holding the craft and quilt fair.

We visited with our favourite quilt shops, met with some fellow bloggers, did some shopping and saw lots of wonderful quilts. Permission was asked to take photos of the quilts, and we were delighted to be told as long as we gave credit to the maker, we were allowed to display them online. So over the next week, l will be putting up photos of the quilts l took.

So here are just a few today to whet you appetite, these are especially for Virginia Enright, who is living in England at the moment and not able to be present.

This was one of my my favorite's on the day. Called Our Secret Garden, made by Alison Mitchel, in the Mainly Applique category. "Steve's Garden" Pattern is by Susan Smith from Patchwork on Stoneleigh.

This was a fun quilt to look at. Called Jugs'n'Dishes, made by Shelley Kelly. She was inspired by the fabric range called Patchwork Heritage, and milk jugs and broken dishes came to mind.

This one is called Joseph's Coat with Buttons, made by Chris Serong, and it won a red ribbon in the Traditional 2 Person Both Professional category. This is Chris's own design.

This one is called Lawrence Joy, its made by Noelene McGuren, and it won a red ribbon in the Mainly Applique Amateur category. Noelene saw this quilt in a museum in Lawrence USA, made by Rose Ketsinger 1886, and drew up the pattern with the help of her daughter.

This is called Flowers From The Garden, made by Dianne Rickford, and it won a pink ribbon in the Mainly Applique Two Person category. The pattern is from a book Quilting In The Garden by Blackbird Designs.

We met with Elyte from Tea, Fabric and Other things, me in the middle, and Sue-Anne from Buddy and Me.

Here is Jan, who works at Patchwork on Stoneleigh, Marg Low, from Marg Low Designs, and Bev, quilt maker extraordinaire!!!

l was also fortunate enough to meet Michelle and Helen, friends of Jan, who made the big trip down.

Here's Di and Corliss at Threadbear, always a stunning display. And the quilts are great too!!!!!
Karen at Sommerset is always good for a laugh and a photo. Their quilts and patterns are pretty special.

Patchwork of Essendon allowed us to take a picture of their shop, thank you.
A view of the city skyline. Can you see the chopper just about to land?

Here is a view of Southbank late in the day, looking back at the exhibition centre, as we headed off to find our restaurant for dinner.

That's all for today, l will be back with more soon, thanks for visiting,



  1. Thanks for a great post, it looked like a wonderful time. And the quilts are fabulous!!

  2. Thanks for all the great photos and information about the quilters. Looks like you had a fun day!

  3. Lucky for us that you had permission to show the quilts. I even loved seeing the merchants booths. I'll be looking forward to more.

  4. It was lovely to meet you and your friends and spend a little time together. Looking at your photos I see that I missed a few quilts! See you in October.

  5. Great post Linda! We had such a fun day meeting you, Bev and Elyte - can't wait till to catch up again at "Quilts in the Barn".

  6. How wonderful that you were able to meet up with so many ladies!!! Gorgeous quilts and booths! I'm going back to look again! Thank you!

  7. Thanks so much for posting these! After seeing your pictures a couple of days ago, I looked up Somerset's web page and scrolled through their offerings to find one of the quilts in the picture. Turns out it's called "Sykes Family Album", and it is now on its way to me in the US. Thank you!

  8. Thank you for posting the photos, but a bigger thank you for giving us more than just who made the quilt ...... knowing who designed the quilt is useful if you want to find a pattern.

    Judy B


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