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Monday, September 30, 2013

Toowoomba Quilt Show and Carnival

This past week I have been staying with Penny in the beautiful Queensland city of Toowoomba.  The primary purpose of my visit was to attend the Toowoomba quilt show, and lend Penny a hand on her stand.  I was invited to be the Guest Artist for the exhibition, so that was the icing on the cake.  I got to sit around and quilt and talk to people all day.
I was surrounded by my quilts and did mini workshop/demos on hand quilting and applique.
The Toowoomba quilters put on a great exhibition, and these are some of their community quilts.
Sheila is the head of the organising committee, and did a fabulous job.  She was there every day for 7 days, plus the set and take down day.  Lots of hard work.  She also played great music - songs I remember - like the "Mama and the Papas".  Great Job!

You can see more photos of the exhibition on their Blog

I love poppies.  My grandfather use to grow them. Fond memories

As well as the quilt show, it was Carnival time.  I did escape from the quit show and visit some of the wonderful gardens.

One of the highlights of my visit was meeting the lovely and talented Robyn Ginn.  I have long admired her work, but never had the chance to talk with her.  Robyn is a member of the Toowoomba quilters, and was at the exo nearly every day.  She also had a private exhibition at a heritage building on the edge of town.

These are just a snippet of the quilts she has made.  Visit her website and you will see many more.  I came home all inspired to get cracking on a new project.  I just have to finish the quilting on one for the Adelaide Quilt show by the end of October.

Next time I go to Toowoomba it will probably be to teach!  I was approached by a couple of local shops owners, and guilds about teaching.  So, once I catch up at home, will start talking to these people about the future arrangements.  Very exciting!

1 comment:

  1. Looks as though you had a wonderful time in Toowoomba, and how nice to have some teaching work coming up too in the future! A wonderful post Wendy, and I also loved the garden/flower photos too, gorgeous!!!!!