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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.



2 comments:

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!!