Friday, 8 April 2011

A Visit to Ballan Quilt Show...

I've been out with the bubonic plague of colds....cough, cough, sneeze...it appears to be finally beating a retreat after close on two weeks...a LOT of time sitting on the couch watching mindless TV mindlessly...couldn't even sew...five stitches and exhaustion would set in...such a waste of perfectly good sewing time *sigh*...so to catch up on a recent quilty expedition...

Warning!!...it's a looonnnngggg post, lots of photos...I can wait while you get a cuppa if you like...*pictures edited into a Smilebox slideshow

Sunday week ago, before I knew I was sick and thought I was just tired (how wrong can a person be)...Jindi & I boarded Larry for a Day Out to the lovely town of Ballan and their annual Quilt Show...always worth the trip...while Jindi minded Larry I met Mistea and after starting the show experience with important stuff...scones and coffee, yum...we went inside for some inspiration...


The show's theme was Summer Daze...displays of summer activities like this picnic were set out amongst the quilts...I really liked the quilts being displayed behind low rope fences...no white glove attendants...a much more pleasant experience as a visitor.

Beautiful quilts to admire...The talents of the Ballan members extend beyond quilts to a plethora of crafty endeavours...dolls, bears, embroidered items, felted items, crocheted blankets and more...a wonderful display...
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The inside walls of the hall were lined with shops for browsing pleasure...caught up with the lovely Merrilyn from Theadneedle for some Daylesford Craft Experience lead-up excitement...and a little of Merrilyn's fabric collection did come home with me, he he he...all this exercise and activity required more coffee before a walk around the town...Jindi came along too..and a picnic in the park of yummy fish and chips for tea...

A good way to spend a Sunday...

Happy Stitching...
The brain neurons apparently still aren't firing on all cylinders....I forgot to hit publish!  Sheesh!!!!

7 comments:

shez said...

what a lovely show of quilts and Damn i missed the Ballan quilt show i only found out it was on after it had finished

Grethe said...

Oh,so many lovely quilts to get inspired by,must have been a super show!
Glad your`re on the mend:-)

Chookyblue...... said...

thanks for all the show and tell.........

BubzRugz said...

I love quilt shows... always so inspiring....
Hugz

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

Sorry you haven't felt well. I am sure Jindi took great care of you. The show looked fun. I have never been to a big quilt show before.

Melody said...

Thanks so much for posting these photos and showing this fabulous work

Grethe said...

Yes,lovely way to spend Sundays,
quilting is such a nice hobby! And
an award is waiting for you on my blog:-)