Friday, April 29, 2011

Long Time Between Posts

It has been a long time since I posted as my Husband and I drove to Melbourne so that I could see my "Featheration" quilt hanging at the Australain Quilt Convention (AQC) with the 'best of the best'.

Only five quilts from each state are chosen to represent their state at this show.  There were other exhibits on show as well but I didn't linger long after I had seen my quilt.

The vendor mall was small compared to Houston.  I suppose every vendor mall will be small after that one!

We enjoyed spending extended time with family and friends even Hijacked a Donkey so that it could meet a gorilla.

So if my son ever realises it is missing he may know where to start looking.
 My daughter knows which bed it spent the most time on and  it is happy to be spending time there again!

Almost 5000km in 12 days but well worth the drive.
Got to spend  my daughter's  birthday with her and Easter with my grandson.  Was great to be able to wander the paddocks with him, always on the look out for snakes though.

He enjoys being outdoors and the cows on the other side of the fence fascinate him, as do the birds he constantly chases.

Now it is back to work, to complete a lot of quilts for customers who are hanging them in the Gatton In May 2011 show.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Over the River quilt

I entered the embroidered quilt of my posts from March in our Local Royal(Agricultural) Show.  When I went for a visit to the show today I found out that the quilt had won First Place in its category and also Champion of the Patchwork Section.  My total prize money for the quilt was the same amount as the entry to the show!!!!

But it now goes on to  EKKA in August which is the State wide Quilts Across Queensland Exhibition. I just might try to finish a couple of more quilts to put in other categories in Ekka too. 

I don't make the quilts to put in a show.  I make them for me, then enter them in a show for others to see.
One of these years I may make a quilt purely for the show circuit, but that sounds like a lot of hard work to me.