28 June 2011

Quilt Fair - Part 1

As you may know, I spent Sunday at the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair... and it was FANTASTIC.

I spent the morning walking around looking through the craft stalls. I had planned to only buy things at the end so that I wouldn't be weighed down... but that idea was soon out the window.

I went to a workshop by Monica Poole and am inspired to try my hand at the quilt-as-you-go method of quilting. Monica is a wonderful speaker and makes it look so easy. Perhaps later this week I'll have a go. We also go to see many of Monica's quilts - which are beautiful.

I also attended a workshop called 'Exciting English Paper-piecing' by Sue Daley. Sue is brilliant and gave lot's of tips and tricks for creating beautiful paper pieced quilts. I was inspired enough to go and search through the stalls to buy a Sewline glue pen for gluing my hexagons. So far, I'm loving, LOVING this product.

After meeting my wonderful husband and children for lunch (wonderful in many ways, but specifically that he took the kids to the Aquarium and Wildlife World so that I could look at quilts) I headed back to the fair for another couple of hours.

It was now time to look at the quilt display. Wow. All I can say is WOW.

Here are a few beauties that caught my eye. I just hope my photography skills do them justice!

A moment in Time - Jocelyne Leath
A moment in time is meant to capture the imagination of viewers. It certainly has. Can you see the building quilted into the background? It is the Old Teachers Training College in WA.

Antique Wedding Sampler - Liz Bonner
I don't usually go for traditional quilts, but this one kept catching my eye. I love the colours.

Carolina Christmas - Margy Syrett
Honeycomb - Rhonda Langhorne
Now these are more my colours. So funky. So cool. So me!

Here's a closer look at it.
Honeycombe - Rhonda Langhorne

And one more quilt... this one is by Sarah Fielke who I got to meet and chat to at the Down Under Quilts stand. She is a lovely lady, but I'm sure she was overwhelmed by all of her adoring fans wanting to chat.
A wing & a prayer - Sarah Fielke

A wing and a prayer - Sarah Fielke

More lovelies later in the week. After all of the inspiration I saw, it's time I got some sewing done.
Do you go through periods of feeling non-creative, or should I say un-creative? Yep, that's my headspace this past few days.


  1. there were some wonderful quilts on display for sure.........

  2. Honeycombe is seriously gorgeous! Great quilts and it sounds like you had a wonderful time! Why can't all hubby's be like yours?

  3. Thanks for the photos of some of the quilts, love Honeycombe. Sounds like you had a great time.

  4. Thank you for sharing. I'm looking forward to seeing more!

  5. Thanks for sharing the beautiful quilts from the show.

  6. Ooo! I saw the quilt exhibition and tested 10 machines but that's it! I missed looking aorund the Craft Fair this year: boo-hoo!

    But I did buy a new machine today at the special Show price (Friday's post) so it wasn't all in vain!

  7. what are the words on Wing & a Prayer quilt? -@RoadHomeQuiltn

  8. Bautiful quilts. Sounds like you had a terrific day.

  9. Thank you so much for sharing these amazing and wonderful quilts. People are so clever.


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