Monday, 30 August 2010

Textile Weekend in Palmy

Palmy has had a busy textiles weekend. Rose City Quilters had their 2-yearly show, we had a great Fabricabrac and the SIX show at Taylor Jensen.

Because I haven't been going to Rose City Quilters lots of the quilts were new to me and I really enjoyed the show. I loved this quilt made by Tricia Sanders. It didn't photograph all that well which is a shame. It was made with a waterfall of curtain fabrics, and other curtain fabric leftovers. The textures were very effective.

I bought some great bargains at Fabricabrac. Some lovely silks "just because" and some retro fabrics both for projects that are still just in my mind.

The SIX show at Taylor Jensen was fabulous. Six very talented textile artists each made thirty 6x12 inch quilts. These look stunning displayed in the gallery. This exhibit runs for a few weeks so I will be going back to have another look at this. If only every weekend could be like this.

I got very motivated by all these lovely things to look at and I come home and finished sewing a small top - a baby quilt for a colleague, which now needs quilting.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

What a neglected little blog

No reason, all sorts of reasons, computer problems... but here I am.

Next weekend this is happening in Palmy and I'm going be there shopping:About a month ago Altrusa held a similar sale and I bought a giant bag full of old wooden cotton reels for less than $5. I now have a vase full sitting in the lounge and they look great. I love the names that the thread colours have - dark lovebird, festive orange, frost green, reseda, magenta.
I'm hoping to find exciting bargains at this sale too.

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