Having spent the week quilting the Hourglass Quilt (pictures to follow soon), I have taken some time away from the sewing machine to go to the Australasian Quilt Convention and Expo in Melbourne, set in the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building in the Carlton Gardens.
The Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne is one of my favorite quilt shows and is highly anticipated. It has again proven to be a wonderful day. Spent with my mum and sister, chatting with friends, like minded quilters and bloggers, it doesn't get any better than that.
I thought I would share with you the colors of my day:
Inside Out - Fruit Juice by Jane Rowland
Dreamline #3 by Brenda Gael Smith
Happy Magic by Naomi Miyake
Olive Tree (The Tree of Life) by Susanne Cody
There were many beautiful and inspiring quilts, however these snippets in particular caught my eye because of their bold color or striking design.
I Know it's There - Somewhere! by Lyn Brown (WA)
Textile Tantrums was a special mini quilt challenge exhibition and Lyn's entry was my favorite. This is Lyn's interpretation of when you need that something special and you know it is in your stash but you just can't find it. I've been there often.
Of course there were also many Exhibitors with booths overflowing with patterns, notions, and fabric bundles. Today was my lucky day:
My heart skipped a beat, and then they were mine! Bundles of 34 different Flea Market Fancy prints.
The Australasian Quilt Convention is on in Melbourne until May 2, 2010.