We all (Maberley Quilters) hoped on a bus last Saturday and went to Ipswich , which is about 30 kilometres West of Brisbane. This is the original city of Queensland as Brisbane was a penal colony and settlers were not allowed in until the 1850's. It has been a mining town, Industrial centre and where the workers lived. For many years it was seen as an undesirable destination but that has all changed. It is now the most livable mid sized city in the world.
It was a great day. I spent far to much money but the shops turned out to be a treasure trove.
I was especially taken by a plaque in Queens Park in memory of Lionesses who had past away "servicing the community". The mind boggles.