Sunday, October 23, 2011

Brisbane Quilt Show

Well, what a day we had a the Queensland Quilt Show. My friends (Sandra and Margret) and I caught the train down to Brissy very early in the morning, and got to the Convention Center about a half an hour after it opened. After a quick pit stop and coffee we headed for the quilt display, 3hrs later still looking at all the beautiful quilts,  it was time for lunch break. We then took off into the retail therapy area and blew and few bob (spent lots of money). I had to get some rulers and parts for the longarm, so that was my budget gone. Mind you I did buy a little fabric also.   I found some fabric that has skulls and roses on it, so nice and so unusual. 

Margret was after monkey fabric for her soon to be grandson's quilt and Sandra bought fabric, a book and threads.  We had to recharge at about 4pm for another coffee before a final dash around the stalls before leaving.

We headed out to South Bank and went for a walk on the boardwalk while waiting for Mr J to drive down from the Coast. We had arranged to have dinner at Ahmets a Turkish Restaurant. The food is delicious.

To finish the evening we had ice cream while strolling the pathways in the park before driving back home.   What a great day. 

I hope you all had a great weekend,



  1. Sounds fabulous Cath... what a lovely day... love those hats too:)

    Have a great week...
    Jenny R x

  2. Glad you enjoyed the quilt show - there were some stunning ones there - we could have passed in the crowd,I was on duty for Qld Quilters most of the day.

  3. Hello - I am a newcomer to your blog, and just subscribed via RSS feed so I won't miss new posts. :)

    May I ask about the pretty turquoise top you are wearing in the first photo? I would love to make something similar for myself, if there is a pattern available somewhere.



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