Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sydney Quilt Show & "Quilts on the Downs"

I went on an adventure in July.  I headed to the Sydney Quilt Show all by myself, flying up early in the morning, catching a train to the city, then a ferry to Glebe Island, the venue for this event.  It was fantastic, the weather was perfect, I got to relax and get a bird's eye view of the beautiful Sydney Harbour.

I got to catch up with some special people......

Linda, Susan & Chooky

Jean & Cardy

Quite a Gathering!

The quilts in Sydney are quite different to what we generally see in Melbourne and I really enjoyed this Exhibition.  Here are just a few of my favourites.  

My Drayton Hall - Lorraine Wheeler

Thoughts of Yesteryear - Lorraine Haworth

Errant Geese  - Jessica Wheelahan
(I really loved this one)

In The Night Garden - Liesel Moult

Metropolis - Hunters Hill Quilters

Birds of a Feather - Trish Gibbons

Aunty Greens Coverlet - Trudy Johns

Big Birds & Friends - Maureen Teager

Enchantment - Trudy Johns

Coxcomb & Currants - Janet Treen
(bloggers that follow Janet will recognise this masterpiece)

Of course, a visit to a quilt show is not complete without some shopping.  Two Kantha quilts and a bag later ........

I came up with one bag and went home with three!

After an amazingly fantastic day, I headed back on the ferry to Darling Harbour and then onto my son's home for the weekend.

On Saturday night we went into the city and Darling Harbour to watch the fireworks display and have dinner.  This is my new favourite dessert - Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart from I'm Angus Steakhouse.

It was a great weekend away and I can't wait to do it all again next year. 

This is the flyer for the Inaugural Quilts on the Downs Quilt Show and if you are able to go, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.  Heather and her helpers have been working really hard to put it all together and I think it is going to be a huge success.

I've had a bit of help writing this post today, and it's the kind of help I could probably do without but he is nice and warm from the heat of the laptop and purring his little heart out.

Sue-Anne xxx