The 2013 Australasian Quilt Convention is on this weekend, here in Melbourne.
I was sure to roster myself appropriately to allow an all day, unhurried vist.
I met with Andrea and Rose, along with bumping into numerous family friends, quilting acquaintances, Hi Norma! … and chatting with lots of vendors, quilters, and artists. It was a day for nurturing the soul.
I managed to clear out the book store of all the Karen McTavish books, and plan on gaining loads of inspiration for upcoming projects from these three beauties. A Moda charm pack and sweet roll from the gorgeous Lynda at Patchwork Promises, and a Flying Geese ruler from Punch with Judy evened out the spoils!
I caught the lecture on all things thread, by the lovely Todd Purcell from SuperiorThreads. As a team, he and his wife have come down under to educate us. I totally clicked when he did his little tension demonstration with two paper plates and piece of cord …. Thanks a million Todd. I will not be fearful of tension again!!
Then there were the quilts. Helen Godden won the blue ribbon in the AQC Challenge: Free. Her quilt of three horses is majestic, and the free motion quilting has to be seen to be believed!
Here are some of the other beautiful quilts on display at AQC this weekend.