Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Australian Quilt Market

Australian Quilt Market is awesome! For all those people that have to buy retail let me tell you that you're missing out. This is the place to meet all your favourite designers, see all the latest projects and fabrics and catch up with just about anybody whose in the business of quilty related goodness.

Leonie, Helen and I jetted off bright and early last Friday to Melbourne. We spent a few hours buying props for the stand, had a quick lunch at a pub before heading to the Exhibition Centre to set up Here's the Pattern Press Stand in all it's glory

Pattern Press distributes patterns for The Quilted Crow, Hugs 'n Kisses, Chitter Chatter, One Red Robin, Moonshine Designs, Emroideroo and Miss M. It was so good to see all their original work up close. I love Chitter Chatter's quilts, there's so much detail in them and Jhoanna's softies just need a big hug! Jhoanna helped out on Saturday too, she's the loveliest person and can you believe I didn't think to get my camera out to get a photo with her.
The Quilted Crow's new BOM 1864 by Leonie is worth a look, stunning wool felt on cotton background, I'm sure Leonie will post a good pic on her blog for you all to see and Hugs'n Kisses new BOM Life is Beautiful is a must see too.

I met up with some well known bloggers Kerri, Julie, Jodie, Annie, Andi, Corrie and Leanne , make sure you visit their blogs you might find a few pictures there. It was like meeting up with long lost friends, luckily I was able to have a break from the stand to have a coffee and a laugh with some of these girls.
I also met this very talented lady too

Kelly, from Don't Look Now and she's as lovely as those pretty quilts she makes. Jan from Sewjourn was behind the camera, thank-you Jan for the chopping board and knife, at least we got to share our Tassie fudge!

After a quick pack up on Sunday afternoon we flew back to Tassie, totally exhausted! I'm still recovering!!

Next post I'll show you some of the goodies I bought!

13 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

So , so jealous ! Sounds like you had a great time and I'm looking forward to seeing what you needed to take home with you .

teresa said...

Wow Jo, your photos are great. Looks like it was so much fun. Can't wait to see what you bought...

Stina said...

What a wonderful trip you made.. lots and lots of inspiration... and so many pretty things!!! :o)
Think I could need something like that.. need a "quilt injection"...;o)

Simone de Klerk said...

What a wonderful time you must have had!

wonderwoman said...

oh that looks an absolutely amazing place to visit!!you girls are sooo lucky, you have soo much choice!

xxx

Robyn said...

Oh wow, it sounds like a wonderful time!!
Maybe I might be there next year too :D
Thanks for sharing Jo...
xx

Jodie said...

It was such fun Jo - but next time we will definitely make a weekend of it ! February quilt market perhaps???

Sarah said...

me jealous? No never.........

Looked and sounded like so much fun.

Sandi said...

Oh, wow Jo! Lucky you! What fun you all must of had.
The stall looks fantastic (I can even see my cushion there :) It all looks so nicely presented!
Oh... and yes I can reccommend that Tassie fudge too. :))
Looking forward to seeing what goodies you have bought.

Micki said...

I love those dolls....they are wonderful! What a glorious time you all had!
Micki

Jhoanna said...

So lovely to have met you too Jo! Great pics. So glad to read that you had a great time.

Leanne said...

It was good to see all those lovely projects in the flesh so to speak and to meet you.

DAWNIE said...

Will have to note the diary for next year. Some awesome pics and product. Bet you had a great time.