Monday, July 27, 2009

Melbourne Was Great!

What a wonderful time we had in just a couple of days! Lots of show and Tell, but too much for one Post.

Above - Best of Show, Star Crazy by Linda Steele.

Runner Up to Best of Show - 19th Century Medallion by Carolyn Konig!

It was just lovely meeting up with Blogland Friends from Melbourne - l to r - Rita of Red Pepper Quilts, Rita's sister, Karen, Miriam of Yellow Roses, Cathy of Cabbage Quilts, Kate of One Flew Over, Bronwyn of Whippet Good, Andi of Patch Andi. Of course, you can all see this Little Black Duck middle left! We also caught up with Lizzie from A House in the Country!
This was a wonderful opportunity to meet up over a quick coffee and a little chat - thank you girls for inviting me to join you!
This was my favourite quilt - I have always loved Princess Feathers! This pic I haven't edited, so you are not seeing it at it's best - just gorgeous!

Hhmmm - this is my shopping bag - very, very heavy! We flew budget and were restricted in weight, so I carried this on as hand luggage! It is chockablock full of fabrics! The bag - $7 at Victoria Street Markets - the zipper was very strained so it may not see many more shopping trips!

Just a few fabrics to show today - these are gorgeous little whimsies that I so love! I have lots more to show you in time to come as we made a special trip to GJ's Discount Fabrics on Friday - a quilters' heaven with a 25% discount sale!

What a wonderful trip with gorgeous travelling companions - and yes, we did burn the candle at
both ends - I would do it again in a hearbeat!

29 Lovely People said ...:

Lizzie said...

Glad you had a good trip and it was lovely to meet you.
Lizzie
XX

Shari said...

What a wonderful time! So glad for you. You certainly deserved a little break... Love the shopping bag - filled with lots of treasures... hope to see you soon!
Hugs - Shari

Julie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. Very jealous of you being able to have a bloggy catch up. Maybe next year.

Farmyard Crafts said...

Glad that you had a great time!! Always nice to splurge a bit every now and again.

Jan said...

Hi Lurline, I envy you the trip I thought of you all everyday. Hope you found lots of goodies. My Fav place is Melb. I am so feeling out of it.
Hugs Jan

Notjustnat said...

I am glad you had a lovely time at Melbourne's quilt and craft fair. Must have been great to meet up with some of your blogger friends. I went on Sunday and it was fantastic and will post some of my photos too. Hugs Natima

Riet said...

HI Lurline. You must have had a wonderful trip and seeing all these beautiful quilts must have been awesome.

Mel said...

Fun times and fun finds!
I love the large scissor print!

loulee said...

Sounds like a great trip, now I'm itching for mine. Only 25 days until I get to go to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham.

Janet said...

I'm so glad you had a good time and met up with those great bloggers. I thought your shopping was quite restrained if it fitted in that bag, lol.
Thanks for sharing the two quilts. Interesting that they have a runner up to best in show.

Mistea said...

Good to hear you had a lovely trip and picked up some treasures at the Show and at GJ's.

Cybele's patch said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Thank you for sharing the pictures. The fabrics are lovely.

Jan said...

Hi Lurlene: Glad you enjoyed the show - how could anyone not - I'm pleased too that you posted pics of quilts as I didn't have much time to see this part of the show when I went on Saturday. I had fun shopping and looking - and I MUST make it to GJ's one day; thanks for the recommendation.
Best wishes, Jan

Mildred said...

Hi Lurline, Thank you for sharing these quilt masterpieces. What a lovely trip to share with other quilters/bloggers. I so love your fabrics - so very colorful and nostalgic. Have a great week.

Cardygirl said...

Lovely quilts...very inspiring...gorgeous fabrics...glad you had a lovely time!

Chookyblue...... said...

oh a wonderful time away...........the quilts are beautiufl.........and always good to meet bloggy friends..........

Kaaren said...

Aren't times like these the most fun?

Gorgeous quilts, fabrics and friends.

Thanks for sharing the good times with us, Lurline.

Joy said...

What great fun!! How great that you were able to meet up with some blogging friends :o).
Those quilts are just stunning too!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Stephanie said...

Nothing more fun that being at a quilt show and fabric shopping with friends. Great finds too...that scissor fabric is too cute.

Sweet P said...

How fun to meet friends at a quilt and craft show. I love your shopping bag. Your fabrics are adorable too.

Freda's Hive said...

What Fun. I'm very jealous. That bag is sweet. And your goodies are lovely. I love every piece of fabric you picked up. So nice to rub shoulders with good women like this sometimes.

Sherri said...

The quilts are amazing...and wow...those fabrics...I love them!

Maree said...

So Glad you had a Good Time...now that Bag looks like the one I have when I've been to a Show...All Full & Fat..funny that.!
Love your fabrics....will wait for chapter 2..
cheers

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What a wonderful time, frinds, food, shopping, I love the fabrics you choice, especially the scissors!! So cute!!

Dawn said...

The quilts are beautiful!! And I love all the fabrics you picked!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Glad you had such a wonderful trip. How wonderful to be surrounded by such talented people too!

MissyMack said...

Great to hear that you had a lovely time at the show. I was working at the Patchwork with Gail B stand on thursday, and it was great fun.

Micki said...

Glad that you had a wonderful trip!
Micki

Dena said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Lots of beautiful quilts. I especially like Star Crazy. Is that applique? Look forward to seeing more posts on the show. Thanks for sharing.