Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Quilt Show

Well, a week has gone past and so I'm running a little late to tell you about our weekend at the Quilt Show at Darling Harbour but here goes anyway.

We headed off on the Friday and got there in time to check out the Powerhouse Museum (it had an ABBA exhibition...not sure if Gorgeous Girl actually knew who that was!!) and then went for a quick look through Paddy's Markets. Back to the hotel for a wee rest before heading out for dinner and a night time trip on the monorail. Then bright and early we headed off to the Myer's sale - shopped like mad women - then met up with our lovely friends to head into the quilt show. I was luck enough to pick up a free ticket from the Busy Thimbles blog - what a bonus!!

It's great to see all the wonderful creations and check out the latest things in the Crafting World. I admit I get a bit overwhelmed and usually buy very little - well, very little compared to some of the serious shoppers out there!! Here's my purchases:

Some templates to use with Jelly Rolls from Just Patchwork

Some lovely buttons using Japanese fabric from Kimono Girls.I hope to make a broach out of these.

Some Kaffe fat quarters from Fifi's Fabricology (that's a bit of a tongue twister! LOL)

At the quilt show I also got to catch up with some of the lovely ladies from my online quilting group, Patchnchat!

(On a less positive note my poor Gorgeous Girl was being bossed about by some of the women at the show, she got pushed and shoved and one even told her to get out of the way of a stall as 'I deserve to have a look more than you"!! The cheek!! And frankly some of the ladies use their handbags as lethal weapons!!)

After the quilt show we headed out for a slightly crazy dinner at China Town and then went to see Mary Poppins. It was absolutely terrific and I thought the Capitol Theatre was amazing!

We had a lovely time and would have loved to stay longer. Hopefully we'll get to go another year.

Hope you're having a great week!


  1. glad you had a good busy time in Sydney..........

    Wasn't Mary poppins wonderful........

    Some people are soo rude.......lucky Fairy Girl didn't have to deal with any of that.......did gorgeous girl find any treasures at the show........

  2. Sounds like you had a great time!