Monday, 29 June 2009

A Big Weekend!

The Craft and Quilt Fair was in town, so Mum and I headed off to the Derwent Entertainment Centre to shop and also help out on Rosemary's stall "Stitch In Time". It was so much fun playing shopkeeper and meeting lots of lovely ladies. I met Lenna and Jan, both as lovely in person as they are in blogland. I also caught up with Cathy and Sarah, Leanne was there but I didn't see her. Sorry I have no pictures to share of these lovely ladies but I did take a couple of snaps of the things I bought.
It's not too much though as I've just purchased the Quilted Crow's Finishing Kit for The Quilt Aid project. I've even made a start on Helen's block!

Helen received a Highly Commended award for one of her entries and Diedre won a Long Arm Quilter Award, Congrats to both of you!! Diedre quilted the most amazing quilt, which was handpieced by Paula, thousands of hexagons, about 1" in size, truly a work of art. I was told it took 11 months to complete! Congratulations to Paula for your award too.

(Photo bloglifted from Sarah's Prim Treasures)

14 comments:

Stina said...

Love your shopping..... must have been so much fun to go shopping and meeting friends!!! :o)

Isabella said...

Times like this i wish I still lived in Kingston Looks like you had fun

Robyn said...

Sounds like a really great time Jo :D
Glad you enjoyed yourselves.
hugs
Robyn xx

DAWNIE said...

Ive busting to see what you said about the Tassie Quilt show. I even looked at last minute flights to see if I could pick up a bargain to the little Apple Isle, but no so.Hope that it was a good turn out.

Catherine said...

Good to catch up with you Jo....even if it was a quick time. I loved that hexagon quilt too..it was amazing!! Cathyx

Maree said...

Nice lot of Goodies you have there...they are always a good time the Quilt Shows...I also met Deidre at Sydney...lovely Ladies...that Quilt is Amazing...a very Patient Woman is Paula...
cheers

Simone de Klerk said...

Love all the things you got! And the quilt you show us is really lovely!

Sarah said...

OMG.... only 11 months to piece that AMAZING quilt!! And congrats to both Helen and Diedre for there fine work!
x Sarah

sewkalico said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!!

Sandi said...

Lots of lovely goodies from the show! The hexagon quilt is amazing. I have just started to do some english piecing with leftover fabric, maybe I'll just make a cushion (the completed blocks are about three inches square) :)

Handmade by Mai said...

Sound you had a lot of fun. Very nice goodies you bought.

Mistea said...

Loving all that red goodness you collected at the craft fair.

Chriss said...

Oh my Goodness!!! That hexagon quilt is truly awesome!! And only 11 months...I would think years - amazing stuff!

Lenna Green of Stitching Cow said...

Hi Jo, It was lovely catching up with you last Friday. I too enjoyed meeting you face to face. I am so glad you took a photo of that amazing quilt. Being a hand girl it was my favourite. I stood in front of it for some time in awe. It was amazing!