Monday, April 20, 2015

AQC

Boy I have had a busy weekend...feel the need to lounge about in bed this morning!! But the Bellarine Quilt group sewing day is on today so I had better get organised for that. Saturday night hubby and I went off the the Gateway Hotel to see the McClymont Sisters....hubby under sufferance I might add!!! I loved the music but found it VERY loud....my ears were ringing for the rest of the night...hubby disappeared off to the pokies, mostly to get a seat as he cannot stand for over an hour but partly to avoid the music...actually he said it sounded better in the pokie room, so maybe we should have just gone there!!!!
Yesterday I was up early and at The Geelong South train station at 7.45...no trains this weekend so got on the bus...was in the city by 9.10 and up at the Exhibition buildings by 9.30. The weather was a little better by then...was 6 deg C when I left home and there was heavy rain on and off.
love this building. ..

and the gardens....

some blue sky is coming...
Some of the beautiful quilts on display...

Love this one, hand stitched and spray painted...

......hexies!!!! And a beautiful bee....in the True Blue display....


...loved this little blue wren....

and this quilt....

made from this book.......

look at the cute dogs here....amazing quilting too....

...part of the wonderful ANZAC display....
I got to meet the wonderful Molli Sparkles..he is an amazing quilter from Sydeny, who organised the hash tag blocks..you can read about his appeal here...he and a large team of volunteers have made over 14 quilts for the families affected by the Sydney siege....he is in talks with the NSW govt about presentation  of the quilts and a positive memorial being out together with photos of the quilts and the cards and letters left at the site...he is a wonderful positive person...I came away from our brief meetup feeling very happy!! I had been 'sparkled'!! 

this was the Bernina workshop area....here for $5.00 you could make a laundry bag for Aussie Hero Quilts...Bernina then added another $5 for each one made....they have been amazing supportive of Aussie Hero Quilts at this show...

....here are Jan-Maree...founder of Aussie Hero's, and her side kick Caroline ...

..got distracted by the inside of the building....

need to practise the art of a selfie...Lol!!...Jan-Maree and me!

Caroline....and yours truly....

this was the machine Bernina donated for the raffle...a one off design...the lady who won it was over the moon....


Mr Bernina.....Gary or Greg...I can't remember his name now and Jan-Maree drawing the raffle....I had a great day really enjoyed talking to people about Aussie hero's...met lots of lovely quilters and non quilters and caught up with the wonderful Elyte, Ann, Annie and Robyn....you never know who you are going to see at a quilt show!!
Happy sewing!



9 comments:

Fiona said...

what a wonderful day..... that building is amazing too....
Hugz

Jo said...

Glad you had a great day. I liked the alphabet quilt too....

shez said...

Hi Sue Thankyou for sharing the pics of those beautiful quilts and love all your pics,what a shame the music was so loud,don't know why they have to have it so loud really,lol.xxx

Kim said...

It was great to see you yesterday weren't the quilts amazing.

O'faigh said...

Hi Sue, I missed the AQC this year. Thank you for the pics, glad you enjoyed your weekend. Regards, Lyn

Leeanne said...

What an amazing place! Lovely quilts. The Poppy Bernina is awesome.

Moose-ings said...

Full-on weekend! Weren't the quilts wonderful? I was thinking of you when I saw the Aussie Heroes quilts.

Helen said...

Lots of lovely pics Great place can't help but enjoy the atmosphere and all the gorgeous quilts. I did manage to sneak in Thursday but didn't bump into any of the SSOS group :)

marina said...

looks like a fun filled action packed day!
great that you caught up with the girls.