The mind boggles. So many things to look at, touch, consider, experience and plan to do! Working at the Quilt and Craft Show is work in a way but play in sooooo many others. Firstly, my friend Kate comes from Singapor and stays with us. It is wonderful to have a companion in the evenings in my house because normally no one is very interested in my stories. We spend the evening chatting and laughing about the days events which are many. In fact, seeing so many friends at the show is one of my favorite things about it... Not only did I have the company of the beautiful Kate all week but Sally came up for the day from Canberra as well and Alison came from Newcastle..
This bag from Cash Palace could have become an old friend but I watched it out the door with Alison as well as several gorgeous scarves, tapestries, Kantha quilts and coats and the rest. That stall is a veritable treasure trove.
But before we got a chance to troll around the stalls we had the show and prize giving ceremony. Our Cath, president extraordinary of the NSW Quilters Guild did the presentation looking officially casual and in control. She had the honor of delivery... the news we all wait for...the call that says please attend the ceremony.
We had a few happy people on the day...Our Wendy got a prize...for a quilt that will be revealed in her...wait for it...new book due out with C&T Publishing in early 2014!!!!!!
Gary, a frequent fabric addict at MO showed us his quilt ages ago and we were thrilled to see him standing in the crowd, then hearing his name as he collected his prize...
AND, Megan our rising star got second place in predominently applique for her version of Kim McLean's Garden Party done on Reece's shot cottons...picture to follow later this week!
Each day Wendy and I have done our presentation of Adding Layers which is our talk about how we work with fabric, technique and imagination. Congratulations to all the prize winners and to all the participants in the show. There is nothing like a trip through the aisles to remind us that...the mind boggles at the creativity of quitlers!!! Technique, imagination and interpretation of ideas makes the head spin.
In the stalls I have to say that this year tops them all. I have a large collection of textures, tools and ideas for new projects in the near future. We staff our stall so that we can all escape and gather up what is on offer and this year there is a FANTASTIC mix. I don't know if I am just experienced and know how to work a stall but every time I move away from the stall I meet an interesting vendor with something to make the mind go forward. We have made contact with lots of guilds and groups to take our talk on the road as well. Be sure to let us know if you are interested in an MO visit!
So I that note, I must dash to the shower and then to the show for the last day. If you are in Sydney and you haven't visited Darling Harbor this weekend, drop what you are doing and head into see over 400 high quality quilts and lots of other tempting things...running late...k