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 :)