Drove to one of my favourite regional towns, full of great domestic and public Architecture, for a Rotary Quilt and Craft show.
Caught up with some wonderful Quilt shop owners that supply me with the fabrics that inspire my designs.
Sandy and Annette from the Crafty Lady Sandy is the Queen of Pink and her knowledge about fabrics is like a encyclopaedia, she will track that illusive extra metre down for you.
The Crafty Lady stall won best decorated stall at the show this year. Congrats again Sandy.
Marg and Colin from the Seriously Crazy bus have a wonderful eclectic range of fabrics. Their motto is Patchwork and Embroidery on the move. We will come to you And they seriously do. Contact them if you wish the Bus to come to your Quilting group or town, they normally circuit Queensland but they have to be in Melbourne for Christmas commitments so they can pass through your town.
0428 787623 they stock a good cross section of Australian designers patterns and great fabrics.
Beary Rosy Quilt made by Marg
Leanne and Viv from Patchwork on Pallas saved the day for me with her latest Pfaff sewing machine by repairing an emergency rift in the Pagan's jeans. Thankyou again Leanne
The repair job will outlast the life of the Levis’. Patchwork on Pallas is obviously a patchwork and sewing machine shop on Pallas street in Maryborough, Queensland and has the largest range of Ella and Skysie Designs north of Brisbane. There is even an exclusive stitchery of the patchwork shop front complete with blooming topiary trees.
The boys from Fabric Flair are always good company to be near.
I’m sampling their medium gold braid for the gilding in my stitcheries – need a larger eye needle than the no. 9 though.
And of course Lorraine from The Fabric Nook from Biloela who always makes me laugh. I bought heaps of her Northcotts pink and green teapot/flowers and teacups fabric in readiness for some more tea and china stitcheries. Yum Yum. I just love looking at it.
Kaye Sauer who is the new owner of Apatchy Quilting Clayfield, Brisbane drove all the way to Gympie to road test a car, with the kids in tow to see the Quilt show. Now that’s good thinking, she had a good time, the kids were out of dads hair for the last day of the holidays and she certainly tested the car. She did buy the car.
Paula from Monto was thrilled to see the Beer Prayer. Her husband had expressed real enthusiasm for a stitchery for the first time in his life, and she had been searching the state for it so she could make it as a Christmas gift for him.
The Tuesday girls buying up everything bear related on the stall.
Lesley from Mt Whitestone wearing the most wonderful button necklace, sorry its not a great photo but she explained how each different old white button takes on a slightly different colour hue when cooked in the microwave with rit dyes. Food for thought.
Cath from Cathron Country Designs the designing partner in Angels in Disguise who also has a blog http://cathroncountrydesigns.typepad.com/
Stopped for a coffee and superb slices at Emilias’ Pasticceria e deli italiano on Mary St. The slices were absolutely superb, light not too rich. I want more. I want this shop in my town….
Photographed some wonderful small town public buildings built during the Gold Rush era of the late 19th century. I love the Australiana decorations with the Emu and Kangaroo statues holding shields atop of the building.
More wonderfully restored classic queenslanders.
No more camera work its back to the stitcheries whilst driving home.
This is the latest stitchery I am working on, I think I’ll make it into a patchwork bag.
Old Quilters stitchery will be available this week