Well, this year was a little different.
Lea and I have always headed off to the Quilt Show at Darling Harbour bright and early. We have missed a few over the years...but not many...our tastes have changed...we have made "good" purchases, but we have also had some "what was I thinking?" moments. But this year there were some changes: Lea was too busy with renovations to come (gasp!!!!- she must have lots happening!), I am no longer in the country near her and I really have no time to do too much sewing wise. BUT- it is always a great day to catch up with friends from far and not so far! And also to soak up some creativity ions!
So, bright and early SB and I headed down the freeway to Sydney. I am not sure he really understands that when I say I want to be there when it opens, I really do mean it. Not a minute to waste.
I arrived and dashed straight to E28- Material Obsession to catch up with Kathy and Kate. Kate is a dear friend who lives in more tropical climes and returns each year to help Kathy on the stand and also to see everyone who misses her being close by. Like me. We chatter...the girls inspire me with their creativity, and the world becomes an even lovelier place for seeing them.
I attended a Masterclass with the dynamic duo- Kathy Doughty and Wendy Williams. It was all about layers, and was very inspiring in it's advice about colour, movement and the stunning wool felt work that Wendy does.
Bonus news is that Wendy will release a book of her designs. Fabulous, can't wait for that!More excitement was catching up with some lovely Bloggy friends...Jean, Kate and Bernadette. Lots of fun!
Lots of laughter...and great girls to be with while we looked at the quilts. They were amazing. I have never been so brave as to exhibit a quilt....so I am always in awe of the ladies who put a bit of themselves out there and display their work. Not all are to my taste, but I admire the work in each one and marvel at how different we all are. That said, I still do not really understand bling!
As many of you are aware, we cannot publish pics of the quilts without the permission of the maker. I have sent off some emails requesting this from some very talented friends who entered their quilts...some even won awards. I think they all deserve awards really! So, hopefully tomorrow I can show some pics.
Here is another happy snap of my day...not a quilt show without a pic with dear Kathy!