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Hello everybody! 
I've been held captive by daily life but have snuck back for a report on my recent ( well, not quite so recent now) quilty news.

First up  - I was over the moon to find out that Happy as a Clam received a Viewers Choice award at the 2016 Springwood Community Quilt Show. It's such an honour to think people chose my quilt as their favourite. Thank you to all those lovely people who voted for me and for the lovely comments you wrote on the viewers choice voting slips. 



The other quilts I had hanging in the show were 
Yoyo's a la Mode, the quilt I made to show yoyos could be modern. If you would like to read more about this quilt pop back to an earlier blogpost here.

and Charming Smiles, a quilt designed for 5inch charm squares. One of my favourite parts of making this quilt was using lots of my vintage buttons. And here's the link to read more about this quilt.

For more photos of the Springwood Community Quilt Show visit the blog here. 

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On the same weekend on the other side in France the Pour l'Amour du Fil, the International Show of The Thread was in full swing. I wasn't able to go but lucky for me some friends sent me photos. 

On the left is Diane from Butterfly Threads Quilting blog. I recently reviewed her wonderful book Scrap Quilt Secrets. Next to her is another blog friend Cecile of Patchwork Inspirations.

Cecile lives in France and Diane is from the US, I love that they met up in front of my Aussie quilt. That's Quiltmania/Simply Moderne bringing international quilters together. 



Here's another blogger meet up where my quilt stood in for me. Susan of Patchworknplay and Deborah of Sunshine through the Rain who pictured in front of my Blooming Doilies quilt at the Australian Quilt Convention. 

It's just a few days until the Sydney Show opens on Wednesday!!! I've got 2 quilts entered but I can't show sneak peeks until the opening day. It's not long to wait now...

I'm sorry I've been absent from reading all your blogs. I hope I can catch up a bit over the next few days. I know I'm in for a treat to see what you've all been up to.








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34 comments

  1. Good to see you posting and having your quilts all over.
    Congratulations on the viewers choice award. That is high praise indeed.
    And how exciting to see your quilt in France. How lovely that people you know were able to report back in person. So special.
    And of course it was great to see your work at AQC.
    You have obviously been busy. Stay warm and dry.

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  2. Congratulations! So many unique, cheery quilts showcasing your talent and sense of fun. Best wishes on your next show!

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  3. Congratulations! As well as in Australia, we really love your quilts in France and I was grateful to Quiltmania to offer us a modern show in Nantes.

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  4. I can't wait to hear more about these two quilts at the show! I know they'll be soaking up some well deserved attention from attendees.

    (So happy to see your post pop up in my Feedly too!)

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  5. How exciting to have friends report in on all your beautiful quilts! I have missed your blog posts but understand that life has a way of interfering sometimes!

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  6. Congratulations for the prices and ribbons ! It's well deserved, believe me !
    As promised, you received the pics and it was a real pleasure to be snapped in front of your fabulous "bubbles" !! We were sooo lucky to admire it !!
    Now, let's wait to discover your two new quilts at the show !!

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  7. You constantly amaze and inspire me with your creativity. Beautiful quilts!

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  8. How fun to see your quilts along with online friends! I'm going to be on pins and needles to see what you have up your sleeve next!

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  9. Beautiful selection of quilts, and very inspiring! Looking forward to seeing your new ones!

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  10. So. Nice to see your happy quilts having a good time on tour. Enjoy the upcoming show. I'm sure your quilts are as innovative as always.

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  11. It was great to see your quilts at Springwood. How exciting to have your quilt displayed in France. Unfortunately, I won't get to the Sydney show this year, so will have to wait to see on your blog what had have on show.

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  12. Hello! I am looking forward to seeing your entries for the Sydney Quilt Show. I won't be there in person of course, but I'm hoping you'll post lots of your lovely photos on your blog.

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  13. Well done you, and your quilts, getting recognition - all over the world no less!
    So happy that you are bringing sunshine back into my world.... I hate winter, missed you.
    Dawn

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  14. Well done you! How divine that your quilts are travelling the world being such good ambassadors for you. I always said that if I ever became indecently and emensely wealthy, that I would travel to ALL the quilts shows. I mean forget climbing a mountain called Everest, or you know peaks in every time zone, my pinnacle, my zenith, my top of the pops is to be doing what your creations are doing. All first class too!!!!
    Ahhh one can but dream, I will have to console myself with seeing pictures of other people seeing.

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  15. Congratulations!! Goodness you have been busy or should I say your quilts have! They certainly get around. Lovely to see a post from you.

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  16. Well done you! This is wonderful news. Happy, happy making.

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  17. So nice to see you and your quilts again! I've been wondering about you. Totally understand how daily life takes over. I hope all is OK. Will look forward to seeing your two new show quilts!

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  18. Congratulations, well deserved ! What I love about your quilts is not only their beauty and craftmanship, but the fact that they make you happy and smile :-)
    I was thinking about you yesterday, because I worked on the last of the houses you sent me... and tada.... a new blogpost from you :-))

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  19. Wow! I've been wondering what you've been up to and it wasn't trouble. What a wonderful review of your quilts, too bad you couldn't be traveling along with them.

    Congrats on the Viewer's Choice ribbon, how exciting. Looking forward to what you have next to share with us!

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  20. Hey hey hey! It's Rachael and the Travelling Quilts! So good to sew you here, and I hope to be sewing you during the show next week! I'll be there Wed - Fri (maybe Saturday too).

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  21. I was only thinking of you yesterday then a blogpost pops up! Good luck with your entries in the Quikt Show! Looking forward to seeing them!

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  22. Your quilts are so lovely and now you can say you've shared them all around the world. I'm excited to see the newest ones in your collection.

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  23. Just yesterday I was thinking of sending you an email to see if were okay. I have missed your lovely blog and quilting news, not to mention your fun creations! What a wonderful post for your 'return' and I'm so happy to know you are doing well. Can't wait to see your entries in the show. Big hugs from the US!

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  24. Your quilts deserve praise! Congratulations!
    p.s. You look fabulous!

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  25. The clam shell quilt is fantastic! So many interesting designs worked into the quilt. I was looking at all the different elements. Very creative use of the space.

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  26. So fun to see your quilts all in one handy blog post! :-) You have a wonderful and fun style and I LOVE your quilts! I'm really tempted to try your Charming Smiles (love the ric-rac smiles), but who knows if that will ever happen! :-) All your other quilts are way too complicated for me! You are definitely a very talented and dedicated quilter! So happy for all the accolades: you certainly deserve them!! Hugs, H

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  27. always enjoy seeing your quilts.........so sad I won't be going to Sydney...will miss seeing all the amazing quilts.............

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  28. I'm just catching up on blog posts, I'm going to the Sydney Quilt show on Saturday so I'm really looking forward to seeing your quilts in the "fabric" so to speak (and all the other quilts which will be there)

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  29. congratulations Rachael! How exciting for you. and well deserved.
    I loved seeing Cecile with your quilt. I met her in Paducah and she is so sweet.
    I'm happy to see your beautiful work again and see it being shared with others.
    Great to see a post!

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  30. Hi Rachael. It's been a while. I guess we have all been super busy. Congrats on MY favorite quilt getting viewers choice. All of your quilts are creative and fantastic and they should all win first place wherever they travel. Keep on stitchin"

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  31. I have missed you but know exactly how life gets sometime. Hope all is well at your corner. Sounds like you have been busy sewing. I am looking forward to seeing your two quilts here. Congratulations on the viewer's choice award! xo

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  32. This is all very exciting Rachael and I've just seen some even more exciting news via Instagram! BIG congratulations!!!! So pleased for you!!!!

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  33. so looking forward to the blog post/s about your latest amazingly awesome quilt - congratulations - I am so excited for you !!!

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  34. Just catching up on my blog reading too! Many congratulations on your amazing prizes, so thoroughly deserved 😀

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