"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Monday, November 12, 2012

Quilt shows.

I've visited two shows in the past week but am not posting photos from either of them.   Ken and I spent Saturday 3rd November at the Whittlesea Show, and of course I spent a lot of time in the Homecrafts Pavilion looking at the Needlecrafts.  I hadn't entered anything this year after my disappointment with the messy display last year, but it seems that someone got the message, because there was a vast improvement in the display of entries this year.   I did take a lot of photos, not only of the quilts and embroideries, but the rest of the showgrounds as well, including the animal nursery and other attractions.  And I just haven't got the energy to post any of them on to my blogs with the appropriate descriptions - sorry!

The second show was the Blue Gum Quilters bi annual exhibition in Thornbury yesterday.  I emailed Sharon about it and we met up there and thoroughly enjoyed the show which was in a church hall.  Again I took a lot of photos, but Elyte from Tea, Fabric And Other Things, who is one of the members, took a lot of photos which are much better than mine.  So I suggest you hop across to her blog and have a peep - they are worth seeing!

Next week (17th and 18th November) is the weekend of the Lilydale Show, and I am entering four of my patchwork projects this year.

One more item for this post - and two photos to accompany it. One of Ken's cousins celebrated his 10th wedding anniversary last week. His wife was born in India, and they were married in a Hindu temple here. The ceremony was fascinating to those of us born in Australia. As Yaso still retains much of her culture, I decided to make her a table runner using a piece of Kalamkari that Laksmhi sent me some time ago. I appliqued it on to a plain back ground, and then added side borders using some Batik from my stash that matched the Kalamkari icon nicely. The back is another Batik fabric.


Loopylou said...

What lovely fabric, a lovely way to celebrate their anniversary

Lakshmi said...

A nice thought for the wedding anniversary..I really like the way you have used the kalamkari piece..it perfectly match with the other fabric!!