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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Craft & Quilt Fair 2007, Melbourne.

Today was the opening day of the annual Craft & Quilt Fair at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. I haven't been for a couple of years, but when my friend Cheryl invited me to go with her, I was pleased to say yes. I am glad I did, because it was one of the best of these Fairs I have been to. No photos were allowed in the Hall where all the exhibitors' stands were, but the people in charge of the Quilt Show didn't mind people taking pictures, so I made the most of them.
One small section of the queue for tickets! As those who read this blog will know, I do not dabble in quilting and patchwork, but that doesn't stop me admiring it, and let me tell you, Cheryl and I were both absolutely 'blown away' by the quilts on show today. There was a fantastic array of designs and styles. There was even one dedicated to Elvis: Fabulous colours! One of many quilts with an Aussie theme, this one featuring Lorikeets. Beautiful design in shades of pink. Stunning Stained Glass design. Asian design themes were very popular:


Alice said...

Thanks, Gina, for visiting and commenting. I used to visit your blog ages ago - back when I used to actually do some blogging...lol. I've been very slack for several months but I'm getting in the mood again.

Thanks for the photos of the quilts. I expect many of them will be on display at the Craft Show in Canberra in a couple of weeks. My daughter, Tanya, makes lovely quilts, as do my sisters, but I've not tackled one yet.

Glad you enjoyed the Show.

Gerry said...

Thank you for the photos and posting. I really like the Asian inspired quilts.

loulee1 said...

I wish I'd been with you, those quilts look divine. Thank you for sharing your pictures.

Ribbonwiz said...

Hi Gina,
Thank you for the comments on my blog..
Wow! what beautiful quilts...the Asian ones are stunning as is the stained glass one. We too had a lot of Asian themed quilts here this year.
Some gilrs from here went over for the show..
I think our guild president had hers in the show...it is a black and white one, it's work is a waterfall over rocks..

Isabelle said...

Wow, how beautiful. I don't think we have any quilting exhibitions here in Scotland - or possibly I just don't know about them. How do people ever have the time to do such lovely things, I wonder.

Maggie Ann said...

I'm so glad I got to enjoy your pictures..the quilts are stunningly beautiful. Like you, I admire them to pieces! Our quilt show here was much smaller than yours, but sadly..this year we were told we were not allowed to publish any pictures without the owners permission. What a bit of a killjoy...but I understand...smile. The 'Stained Glass' one just took my breath away..the beauty of it. And, my second favorite was the Japanese one. Amazing how life like the womens's hair and profiles are! Thanks for sharing...its been fun to have a look. =)