Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Australasian Quilt Convention

AQC in Melbourne

Thanks to everyone I met in Melbourne last week at the Australasian Quilt Convention.

I had a fabulous time teaching, meeeting fellow quilters and making new contacts.

I was thrilled to have my four Jane Austen quilts displayed together in the Quilt Show associated with AQC.  I had just finished "Rosings" and Veronica Appleyard has worked her quilting magic again - I think we make an awesome team!

Here is Pemberley and Netherfield displayed side by side:

And here are Rosings and Longbourne side by side:

Here is a close up of the centre of "Rosings" - lots of girls are saying this is their favourite of the four!?

I received some wonderful feedback about these quilts so all the hard work seems to be paying off.

Here is a photo of the sign outside my class room - just a bit proud of that!

Here are the girls in class busily working.  Unfortunately it was a crash course to teach in 2 days quilts that took me over twelve months to make but we had fun and the girls said they learnt a lot.

The venue is absolutely beautiful at the Exhibition Centre in Melbourne.  Built in the 1880s, it is a World Heritage Listed Site.  It has recently been restored to its former glory, including the hand painted frescoes in Federation colours.  Wow, it was a knockout.

The vendors were all patchwork shops so it was a quilters' shoppers paradise.

Here is a photo of my gorgeous friend Deborah Louie and I at the AQC formal dinner.  Deborah was also teaching at AQC and had a very busy time.  The photo was taken just before the Michael Jackson impersonator came on!

If you get the chance to go next year, AQC is well worth a visit.  Hope I get asked back again one day.

Regards for now,


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