Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'm a Goose!

The last two quilts shows I have visited didn't allow photos so I left the camera behind on the weekend when I went to Brush Farm House to see the Eastwood Patchwork Quilters Exhibition.

They were allowing photos. Okay, next time I take the camera.

The weather was superb - a bright, sunny autumn day. It was a fantastic show and the quilts were amazing. Many of them have featured in Australian patchwork and quilting magazines. The quilts were predominantly traditional and the quality of the handpiecing/quilting was breathtaking. Congratulations to all involved.

The girls at Material Obsession have taken some great photos so why not pop on over and take a look.

There were also three fantastic stallholders at the show set up on the beautiful front verandah of the house with its wrought iron lace panels. Material Obsession, Cherry Pie Designs and Jennie Burton's Antique & Vintage Quilts all had terrific displays.

For the first time ever I had the opportunity to see and touch old quilts and it was quite humbling to run my hand over the neat stitches of a quilter from more than 100 years ago (all with Jennie's permission I might add).

Material Obsession had some really funky quilts on display - those girls are incredibly creative and charming.

I'm afraid I made all but one purchase at Carol Robert's stall - Cherry Pie Designs. She had some delightful quilts on display including - Amelia Jane, Spring Evenings and Raspberry Delight. I wanted them all but settled on Amelia Jane for now.

I also purchased a couple of small project patterns and a fantastic little needle roll. I have been searching the net trying to find the original pattern designer - with no luck. In the meantime I will draft my own pattern for it.

After looking at all the quilts - twice - we eventually went for lunch at a little cafe not far away, followed by a visit to Patchwork Products.

All in all, a wonderful day!

Happy Stitching


  1. For a goose, you're pretty darn cute!

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful day Ann!!! Next time just tuck in camera if they don't allow pics then you just leave in tote..;-)
    Wow!! another stricking quilt you will do! You are an awesome piecer for sure!!!I know the feeling about touching the old quilts. I will do the same here with the old ones! Just a sort of 'vibe' if you will they give off at least to us who can 'feel' them. DH sometimes thinks I have lost it...;-)

  3. I'm surprised Ann that they were letting cameras in to take pics of the quilts...usually something not very much allowed. Oh what a shame you didn't have it with you...the quilt looks gorgeous and what a lovely time you mustv'e had. Enjoy the rest of the week in this beautiful Autumn weather...Dzintra ♥

  4. Sounds like fun! I once worked as a museum educator and we had an original 1850's dress--the stitching on the seams just blew me away! So tiny and even on a dress she wore for everyday! I can only aspire to that level of perfection.
    Looking forward to seeing your new projects.

  5. The MO Girls are so Vibrant & Inspiring...love the Quilt...Sounds like a Great Day...

  6. Such lovely quilts! No wonder you came away inspired.

    The pattern you chose is very you. Looking forward to seeing it's progress!

  7. Oh Ann what a wonderful time.
    I was not familiar with Material Obsession I love their vibrant color and material combinations.
    Can't wait to see what you create with your new patterns.
    So much to look forward to.

  8. I can see that you were truly inspired and I do love the pattern that you chose. Have fun with it!

  9. It sounds like a great day I'd love to see the old quilts .

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