Myy I'm a tad behind with telling you what I've been up too ... The other w/e I got to go to a great Quilt Show called Quilt Indulgence Festival one of the days it was on ... never been to one of their shows, only to find out it's all a bit new ... so off I went armed with comfy clothes, always wear comfy shoes, water bottle & camera ... ohhh & plastic [CC] ...
The Gee Bend quilts were on display & I found they were really quite inspirational & humbling especially when you read their story... I gotta admitt I was blown away with 'all' the quilts on display, they were wonderful & the art quilts ummmmmm I got lots of ideas & inspiration there ... seeing the actual art quilts that are being used in the Down Under Quilts 2009 calendar gives them a whole new feeling & appreciation... But I was a bit sad that we couldn't take photos of the quilts on display ... but there again I can understand the legal thingos about it all but it sure was some good eye candy.
The show was put on by Creative Living but I don't think it was advertised that well which was a bit sad for the stall holders but great for me the shopper as I had time to have a really good look around [I think there was a grand total of 10 stands] didn't get squashed & shoved in the maddening crowd as there wasn't one but I did manage to give my plastic a bit of a work-out. Here is what I bought ...plus some books - well ya just gotta have more books ...
I did a free workshop by Genesis Creations about dying cloth, clothes etc & was very impressed. It's an all Australian product ... gotta love that too, so I hope to be having some great fun very soon.
Now to top all of this we have another show this w/e ... Craft & Quilt Fair & there are so many free workshops I'm actually going an extra day just to try & fit them all in ... daa drrrrr
3 days ago