Sunday, May 2, 2010

Quilt Fair, Melbourne, Sat 1 May 2010

Theresa, Clare and I flew to Melbourne yesterday to go to the Australasian Quilt Convention.We had an early flight out and a late flight back. It was a great day! By the time we caught the SkyBus into Southern Cross Station and caught the tram out to the Royal Exhibition Building, it was right on 10am when the doors were opening. And we left about 15mins after the doors closed. I was amazed that we spent the WHOLE DAY there but there was just so much to see. We went to a couple of the seminars but the rest of the time was spent browsing the many stalls, looking at the beautiful quilts (some not so beautiful IMHO but everyone has different taste and I could still appreciate the amount of work that had gone into each one) and looking for a bargain. Clare was on the hunt for some Kaffe Fassett fabric and she did find some, but alas, a fat quarter wasn't enough.I didn't intend to buy fabric, as I have plenty in my stash, but bought some Prints Charming FQ's that are hard to find now, and some green for my next project but really didn't come home with a lot. I did buy a small cutting board and a gadget for sewing mitred corners when binding (rather than folding the corners) but I'll have to have a little play with that before I decide if it was a good buy or not.

I'm really looking forward to going again next year.

This morning I've had a lovely time checking out the websites of various exhibitors. And I really, really, really want a long arm quilting machine with stitch regulator - but that's a mere pipe dream......


  1. A WHOLE DAY there? Wow, as a non-quilter myself, it must have been pretty amazing!

  2. I KNOW! I couldn't believe it myself....I had visions of ducking into Myer and having a blissful few hours of uninterrupted shopping as well....couldn't believe it when they announced they were closing!!

    And as you know Kath, people watching can be pretty fun. :-)