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Love my family and my faith .. love being "Biccy" to our grandchildren, love being creative ... embroidery, needlework, patchwork, quilting .....love the beach and sand between my toes ... love to read ... love where we live on the South Coast of New South Wales .... love exploring the great outdoors .... travel and tropical islands ..... recently retired and looking forward to finishing all my UFO's .......

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Sydney Quilt Show and Welcome Home

Firstly we are all very excited to welcome home our son Elliott from overseas deployment .... the last six months have been difficult for his wife and children and the rest of his family .... and him .... so it was lovely to welcome him home at the end of last week .... here he is with Malia and Jonah (the chef) .....


I managed to sneak away to Sydney for a day to the Sydney Quilt & Craft Show at Darling Harbour where I met up with Sylvia, Paddy, Adrienne and Jan from Canberra .... we had a lovely day wandering and appreciating and admiring the beautiful quilts .... and its always nice to catch up with Anni Downs on her stall which was beautiful ....



I loved seeing her "Where We Love Is Home" quilt in real life on the wall ... I'm working away on mine at the moment ....


Another quilt which I have taken on is Natalie Bird's new quilt called "Willowbrook Market Garden" and it was great to see that quilt on the wall on Natalie's stand also ....  I will be having a busy quilting year I think !!


The quilts were great and this display by Prudence Mapstone and her students was a crochet delight !




I loved the Quilt NSW Raffle Quilt .... beautifully put together by a group of ladies following the passing away of another ..... that's what its all about ..... a quilting journey .... and friendships ....



Amazing work on this quilt by Jenny Bowker ....


And love really does make the world go round as depicted in this great quilt by Sarah Fielke ..




It was lovely to meet up with Susan Reinhard again .... we met years ago through Chookyblue and I have followed her on Thimblestitch (Instagram) for a long time and am always totally blown away by her beautiful work ... it was lovely to see this quilt win a prize ....



Wendy Williams also won a prize for this quilt "Making Arrangements" .... always love Wendy's quilts ....



Another beautiful Wendy Williams quilt ....



And Susan again won a prize for her miniature quilt "Red Ringlets" .... her hand quilting is just beautiful ....



These were but a few of my favourite quilts on display .... it is always inspiring and always makes me think outside the square and outside my comfort zone sometimes ..... a lovely day out with a bit of retail therapy too !!!

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