Thursday, July 28, 2011

JAQS Giveaway Winner and Craft and Quilt Show Peek

Brilliant!  Thank you once again for all of your entries to be
in the running to win a 4 yard bundle of fabric from JAQS Fabrics!

Entry #197 was the lucky number for:
Mimi who said...
Wow! This is an awesome giveaway - how generous! I love the fun fabric!!
Congratulations Michele, be sure to keep an eye out for the postman as this bundle of fabric will shortly be heading your way!

Thank you to Qiu from JAQS FAbrics for your generosity!

What did I get up to today?  Well today heralds the start of the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair on at the Melbourne Convention Center, Southbank every day from 9am to 5pm until Sunday 31 July 2011 (open till 7pm on Saturday).
This day is definitely a highlight on my craft calendar and one I look forward to every year.  As usual this day was spent together with family and quilting friends as we admired the many quilts on display at the exhibition (celebrated a 1st prize ribbon for my talented long arm quilter sister), enjoyed a well deserved lunch break, only to head back and search for that elusive piece of fabric/pattern/notion that just must be brought home!

As expected there was much inspiration to be found amongst the quilts:
  1. Hidden Ways by Sonia Higgs
  2. Windows on the Garden by Juliet Edwards
  3. Dreamlines by Brenda Gael Smith (see quilt here)
  4. Seven Deadly Sins - Vanity by Raelen Kwong
  5. Jelly Roll Scrappy Bargello by Susan Osborne
  6. Tumbling Down Pyramid Hill by Jill Brennan 2011
Besides fabric there was a tempting array of buttons, beads, threads, ribbons and yarn!
  1. WonderFil Threads
  2. Ribbons from Amitie Textiles
  3. Dairing Yarns Silk
  4. Dairing Yarns Stainless Steel
Pictures of my show loot will follow soon!

Thank you for stopping by,


  1. Congrats Mimi! And what amazing quilts. Can't wait to see what you came home with.

  2. Beautiful quilts.....I'm so intrigued by the Severn Deadly Sins - Vanity is not my style at all, but I'm loving it! And the expression is amazing! Hard to believe it's a quilt!

  3. Congrats to the lucky winner! I love quilt shows too and will be attending the SoCalif edition of the International Quilt Festival this weekend. Thanks for sharing your inspirations :)

  4. Lovely photos, Rita! Thanks for sharing!

    I missed the Sydney Show by test-driving sewing machines all day and helping out on the Knitters' Guild stall another day so I'm going to the Canberra Show next month!

  5. Congratulation to Michele. Enjoy making some wonderful Halloween treats with these lovely fabrics.

    Melbourne is a bit far for me to attend, but enjoy your craft fair. How wonderful this time of year in Melbourne. Not as hot and humid as we are having here in the southern part of the US.

  6. Wow! I cannot believe that I won all this awesome fabric!! Great idea Sharon for me to make some treat bags... and more goodies. What a thrill to own some Hallowe'en fabric because I don't have any!!


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