Friday, 19 June 2015

Captain Poprocks visits the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair 2015

Hello everyone! 

This is going to be a post high in photos but low on text, as I am quite tired after our excursion this morning to the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair! You can click on any of the photos to enlarge :) Apologies in advance for some odd angles; I was in the wheelchair today and manoeuvring around was quite difficult! 


The venue was lovely - the relatively new Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island. 



We tried out the knitting machine with the Machine Knitters Guild...


And saw some gorgeous embroidery at the Embroidery Guild...




And made some friends at the Doll Maker's Guild!


There were huge displays from the big sewing machine companies.




And we got to have a play with a free quilting machine.


I particularly wanted to see the 50 Years of Flower Power display put together by Prudence Mapstone. You can read all about the project on Prudence's project blog! I recognised quite a few names on the list of contributors, and was very excited to see one of Zooty Owl's Starflower Mandalas :) 







Next stop was the quilt exhibition. Wow. WOW! 














I really loved the signs around the exhibition asking us not to touch the quilts or eat/drink around them. They could have just put shouty signs up, but instead they were beautifully pieced, embroidered and quilted. This one was my favourite! 


Overall we had such a good time - in 3.5 hours we saw barely a third of what was on display! I absolutely recommend going to have a look if you're in Sydney this weekend :) 

15 comments :

  1. Living vicariously through your trip. Thanks so much for sharing your story. They look seriously AWESOME. Hopefully next year I can go with you! xoxox

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  2. WOW! Love all the pictures! Some serious eye candy. And of course I love the Captain.

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    1. It really was a bit of a sensory overload! So many amazing things to see :D

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  3. Every year those art quilts get more intricate and spectacular. What an eyeful! Magnificent.
    Usually there are signs there asking not to photograph the quilts either so you are lucky to be able to photograph these. I must get to the show when it comes to Adelaide - already I want to take a closer look at the quilts you have shared. Thank you for the sneak peek! :-)

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    1. There were a few quilts that we weren't allowed to photograph, and they were marked. Of course I asked permission from the exhibitors and stalls before taking photos :) You should definitely go and see it!!!

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  4. It sounds amazing, some fantastic creations there. The flower power display is really Wow!!

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    1. It was even more gorgeous in real life than the pictures can convey!

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  5. Just... wow!! It looks like an incredible place to visit, lucky you! I wish they'd do something like that where I live, but nope, so... I'll enjoy your pictures, and envy you a bit! ; )
    Wish you a lovely weekend! xx

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    1. Thank you Valentina! I hope you have a lovely weekend too :)

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  6. Looks fantastic! So much to see.

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  7. Wow indeed! I especially LOVE the the bookshelf quilt, that is so clever :)

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    1. I'm so tempted to try and make one of those using our bookshelves as inspiration!

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  8. These quilts are beautiful, but I do wish you had taken time to list the maker of each piece, so that proper credit could be given for such artistry and craftsmanship!

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