Thursday, July 24, 2008

Craft and quilt fair in Melbourne

I decided to drop by the craft and quilt show at Jeff's Shed today.
My my, what a lot of craft-lovin' people there were in that big ol' exhibition space! The fair had a strange combination of crafts and products, many of which were completely contrary to my tastes - I got the shakes walking down aisle after aisle of teddy bears, porcelain dolls, scrap-booking supplies, metallic threaded embroidery on vivid purple, green, pink and royal blue hand-dyed fabrics... I quickened my step as I passed the very creepy 'Baby Born' stand ("Beeans Reborn Nursery"), and I just couldn't relate to the Victorian egg-decorating or fantasy-decoupage exhibits...

But there were also many beautiful quilts and other works of art and design that lifted my spirits and made my heart sing, including these gorgeous quilts hand-stitched in the mid-1800s:




... and displays by two lovely Melbourne fabric stores with their delicious fabric ranges and products - Amitie and Patchwork on Central Park. Both of these were selling products from Melly and Me - their designs are fab and they always make me smile.

I'll upload more pictures here and on my Flickr site soon...

3 comments:

PIGNOUF said...

Bonjour Juddie! Votre blog est remarquable et les choix de vos billets est judicieux. je me permet de vous mettre en lien sur mon blog . Amicalement et à bientôt :)

BigCat said...

I've been umming and aahing about whether to go or not. It sounds like I shouldn't worry too much if I don't make it.

one little acorn said...

I went along too, and like you found there were lots of things that didn't interest me, I also avoided the teddy bears and porcelain dolls and I didn't even see the "Baby Born" stand - either that or I have blocked it from my memory!
But there was lots of inspirational work and people around and some of the quilts especially were pretty incredible.

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