Well I've come down to earth after a wonderful weekend away in Sydney and I have finished my stocktake at work, so now I can find time to blog.
Sydney was great. It was lovely to meet up with fellow bloggers at dinners and the Friday lunchtime meet. The 'offical' photo takers already had arms full of cameras so I didn't add mine. I pinched the below photo from Chookyblue who was the only person who could name every blogger and her blog. Amazing.
Dzintra and Deb compare purchases.
The show, itself, was wonderful. Some bloggers managed to get a photo from up in the rafters. Have a look - it will give you a good idea of the size. I enjoyed seeing shops that do not come north.
Marg Low had her own stand for the first time and it was very pretty and inspiring. That is a word I may use a lot this post.
Hatched and Patched was full of goodies as was The Birdhouse stand.
I had a lovely talk with Saffron Craig. Although she has a background in fashion and graphic design, Saffron has only been in the fabric design and selling business for about 5 years.
I chatted with Blueberries' brother. She is lucky to have such a helpful sibling, willing to work on her stand.
I listened to the most (yes) inspiring talk by Reece Scannell, followed by Kathy Doughty. Reece has a background in photography. He tried to get us to look at colour differently. Because time was limited, he had to speak quickly. I wish I'd been able to tape it, as he tried to impart so much information and all in a fun friendly way.
These photos show the secret quilts we have been working on for Chooky and her sister.
Anita organised it all. Blocks of appliqued hearts were collected, sashed and sewn together. Others quilted, bound and labelled the quilts and then secretly carried them to Sydney. I think the best part was that we were able to keep a secret from her. That was no mean feat! Thank you Anita.
I'm going to do another post about the NSW Quilt Guild show. I don't think I can add more photos here.