Monday, 2 April 2012

Essendon Quilt show

I received an email form Elyte (tea fabric and other things) to let me know that there was a quilt show on at Essendon Quilters, as it was in my neck of the woods I thought I would try to pop over to have a look. I thought it would be a good idea to pass this info on to some other bloggy friends too so Melody and Tracey were up for it too. I organised to meet Melody and Tracey but didn't get a chance to let Elyte know which day we were going. While walking around I thought I recognised Elyte (it is handy to post your picture on your blog, I now concede) while having a cuppa Melody encouraged me check if it was Elyte, I am glad I did as it was her, thank goodness I wasn't a stalker. It was fantastic to finally meet Elyte as we have been visiting each other's blog for ages. Elyte was with three lovely friends and it was great to meet them too as they were all so friendly and visit my blog too.
Tracey had some friends there too, Annette from Jindi's cottage and Rosie (no blog).
We made a day of it and laughed and chatted like old friends. It really made my day! (I have pinched this photo from Melody's blog)
L-R Tracey, Annette, Melody, Me, Elyte

Thanks girls for the blog meet!
I also got to meet Irene Blanck who designs some gorgeous quilts with beautiful needleturn applique. I work with Irene's sil and she has spoken about her quilting design and classes often. Irene was just so warm and friendly she quickly said we should take a photo together and send it to her sil with the message 'my new bff'. I know Sandra would crack up with this. We had a great laugh!
Irene has a new pattern coming out soon with needleturn and hexagons-it is going to be hard to resist. I may learn needleturn yet.
Oh by the way the quilts were lovely and I was so good I didn't even buy one piece of fabric! I put all my pennies in the raffle boxes but sadly didn't win. Melody won two lovely books in the raffle and she was very happy!
Last night I dreamt about the Mrs Billings coverlet quilt that we saw there yesterday.......
It's just amazing!!
Keep Dreaming....
cheers
Marina

ps someone has asked about the Yo Yo Christmas trees but as they are a no reply comment here is the link ...http://kiwiatheart-leonie.blogspot.com.au/p/yo-yo-christmas-tree-tutorial.html

Has anyone been getting comments with people asking you to send them the pattern for whatever project they have commented on? I don't think the above request was one of them but I have had a few requests from overseas bloggers and they are no reply bloggers with blogs that have never had posts on them?



15 comments:

Melody said...

Thank you so much for inviting me along. Even though we have only met twice I feel like I have known you forever. Hope we catch up again soon. Hugs

shez said...

oh your last comment was interesting marina,no i havent but i will keep my eye open.Glad to see that you all had a great time at the quilt show.xx

The Patch Craft said...

Are you dreaming of the same quilt tazzie quilts is making, if it is its beautiful lots of work.

Teresa said...

So glad you all got to meet up together and have a lovely day. Things are just meant to be some days!!! Yeah, a photo on your blog is a good idea (I remember the first time I met you ha ha!!!) I haven't had any requests for patterns ... sounds a bit dodgy though.. Great post Marina xx

Fiona said...

Aaaaaah... I would have loved to spend the day with you girls.... so fun to meet up.... no I haven't had requests for patterns - silly to ask especially if you are not contactable! Thanks for the link to the Christmas tree one though..
Hugz

Irene Blanck said...

It was great meeting you Marina - and what a coincidence that we did! I've had a quick look through your blog and it looks absolutely lovely. I see that you are making hexagons - do you do it with glue? If not, i need to come give you a quick lesson - it is SOOOOo easy and fast with glue! Hope to catch up with you again some time.

Lib said...

Sounds like a lot of fun was had, Marina. It is lovely to meet with friends, even if they are usually virtual!

Mistea said...

It certainly was a great day. Nice to have the company of like minded people to admire others handiwork.
Thanks for the invite.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like the perfect day...

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great to catch up with blogging friends and a quilt show thrown in. Lovely photo.

Karen said...

A perfectly lovely day with the girls!

Maria said...

How nice to have met up with blogging friends. Looks like you enjoyed your time together.

Sheila said...

How wonderful you girls all met up at the quilt show , I am sure it was a fun day :-)

Kay said...

Thank you for the link to the yo yo trees. I wasn't really asking for a pattern, just a general idea as they are something I hadn't seen before. It was the term yo yo that threw me, as in England we call them suffolk puffs.

I don't have a blog of my own but do like to look at other people's for inspiration. This is the first time I have asked for suggestions/instructions on how to do something as I can usually get a good idea of it myself from photos. Thank you for your help.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Hi Marina. Had a fabulous day at the quilt show on Sunday - I'm more than a little behind in my blog hopping *sigh* - and it was great to met you, such fun!