I feel as though I'm a few weeks behind in posting.. so here goes- a jam packed post of bits and pieces.
It's been 3 weeks since the Springwood Quilt Show was held. I did intend to take lots of photos to share but I got caught up chatting to my friends and before I knew it...
it was time to pack up.
The following weekend was The Eastwood Quilters Show. What a wonderful welcome - quilted flags as far as the eye can see...
And how's this for a spectacular entrance. There's something special about seeing quilts hanging outside.
There were so many amazing quilts. Lots of variety of styles, great use of colour and fabrics and I noticed a lot of hand quilting with perle thread.
This quilt by Dale Ritson was one of my favourites. Of course the photo doesn't do it justice. Apart from being impressed by the amount of work involved in a quilt like this, I loved the fabrics used. It was so colourful, with pops of hot pinks and yellows, well really.. every colour of the rainbow.
Last week Gbf's parents came to visit. On Saturday we went for a stroll in a rainforest...
I really loved the tangled vines hanging everywhere.
For Mother's Day we took Gbf's mum and dad for a cruise on this paddle steamer along the Nepean
We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day, sunny and warm with clear blue skies. The views were a feast for the eyes.
There was an afternoon sing-a-long in which Gbf's mum was a star!
The next lot of photos are all the way from Tuscany, where my brother, Adam was performing in the Filarmonica Giuseppe Verdi. It turns out the clarinetist is a quilter, but not only that but she's originally from Tasmania, Australia and had also recently travelled to Israel where Adam had just been visiting. It's a small world full of conincidences - that's for sure.
Hello Carol Samuelson !!!!
Here's one of Carol's WIPS, she's still working on the ordering, see the strips either side... I love those bright happy colours!!
Piles of fabrics. Just goes to show, all over the world there's quilters playing with colours and fabrics and having a great time.
Wow, that was a mega post!! I'll be back soon to show off a finished quilt or two...