Travelling quilts

Travelling quilts

I know I've said it before but my quilts travel more than I do. A few of my quilts are are in upcoming shows over the next couple of weeks so I thought I should let you know to look out for them in case you're nearby. Australasian Quilt Convention  For all you lucky attendees of the AQC in Melbourne, you'll be able to see my Blooming Doilies quilt. It won't be hard to find because it's part of an exhibition of quilts that were selected from the Red and White exhibit held at the Sydney QuiltNSW Show in 2015, and red and white quilts do have a way of standing out with their striking colour combo. I know some of you will be wondering if I'm flying down for the show, I really, really wanted to but alas I wasn't able to make it happen, life is rather busy here in Daisyland these days. Event : Australian Quilt Convention, Melbourne Dates: 14th - 17th April You can read more about Blooming Doilies in this blogpost Springwood Community Quilt Show I c

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Swap card follow up and a lucky winner!

Swap card follow up and a lucky winner!

Thank you to everyone for such wonderful comments and interest shown in my swap card collection. (I replied to everyone with a picture of a card or two except those who I didn't have an email for. Hopefully the pictures in this post will make up for those who missed out.) With so many of the images on the cards being American themes I assumed that swap cards must have originated in the US but then I was surprised at how many people hadn't heard of them. I decided to investigate and with a little research I discovered that it was an Australian who came up with the idea of "Swap Cards". Mr Ernie Colhoun had just returned from WW2 and was looking for a way to make a living. He had the idea after realising "Boys had matchbox cars and Scanlan type football/sports trading cards but girls had nothing." Ernie Colhoun started by buying large number of playing card decks and making bundles of assorted cards. He sold these onto newsagents and toy shops aroun

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