Tuesday, May 10, 2011

AQC in Melbourne.

Just recently, the Australian Quilt Convention was on in Melbourne. l always visit with my dear friends, Robyn and Sharon,  who make the trip down from Sydney. Its been a tradition for the last 4 years. Then we head on down to Sorrento for a weekend of sewing. You can read about last years trip here and  here.

Of course, our first visit for the day was with my dear friends, Leonie and Deidre,
 from The Quilted Crow in Hobart. l never miss a chance to see these girls
 and their wares. Its always a treat. And l am happy to say,
they will be our trade table this year at Quilts In The Barn in September.  
We received a call from them on Friday morning to say
they had won the best stand this year. 3 cheers for the Crows!!!!
Their stuff is to die for!! They are currently setting up for Quilt Market in Salt Lake City.
If you are going, call in and say hello from me!!!

Then this stand caught my eye. Love the wools, and yummy buttons they had. 
 Just wish l had bought the alpaca wool kit to make that
 crocheted blanket in the back left corner!!!

And no visit to AQC is complete without a visit to Somerset patchwork. Their stand is always outstanding, and Karen and Paul are always obliging about my taking a photo,
 even thought the sign says No Photo's!! 
 Just look at that new quilt Karen has designed. Mrs Billings Coverlet.
Its a block of the month. And it's to DIE FOR!!!

l had the chance to meet with Dawn, from Quilts and Pieces.
 She is just delightful, and hope l see you again in Aus one day Dawn!!!

L to R- Robyn, Dawn, me and Anne.

This is the beautiful building that holds the AQC each year.
They are restoring the gardens out the front.

Just a few of the quilts that caught my eye this year.

That night, we ventured out for dinner with the Quilted Crow Girls.
L to R back row,  Deidre, Robyn, Sharon,
L to R front row, Me, Sandra and Leonie.

Just some of the yummy food we enjoyed!!

Then we headed down to Sorrento for our sewing weekend. l spent most of the time
cutting these tumblers from Jo Morton fabric. Can't wait to see this one finished.
 It will hang at this years exhibit. If you want to see more photos
 from our weekend, visit Robyn over here and see what we all got up to!!

Don't forget, you have till the 18th May to put your raffle quilt block in the mail.

 Full instructions can be found here. Many thanks to those who have already
contacted me to let me know they are sending blocks.

Thanks for visiting.


P.S. And if you are looking for a quilt show to visit, here is one on the 26th,27th and 28th May.
Thanks Pat for letting me know about it. See you there!!


  1. You lot are brilliant organising a retreat straight after a show when you're probably all inspired. I'll be looking forward to those two stores if they're in Sydney again, love them and how neat to have met Dawn. Good food, good company and quilting, what a perfect combo.

  2. What a lovely show. I just love all the wool yarns, though I don't knit, they are just beautiful look at.

  3. Sounds like a good time! Looking forward to the JM tumbler quilt.

  4. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures of the show and the yummy food!!! Looks as though with your smiles a good time had by all of you.

    Carolyn :)

  5. Lovely post, and, yes, the Coverlet quilt is incredible. I'm eyeing your little tumbler pieces, too. btw, your instructions for the little signature block were great - I wouldn't have thought to sew it up in quite the same way; it was a breeze.

  6. The fabric you've chosen for your tumbler quilt is just beautiful & I can't wait to see the Quilted Crows wares.

  7. Oh it was so wonderful! And to think I actually bought things at those booths!!!!


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