Getting last week organised

That Bus Trip

So that bus trip.

I bought very little in the way of fabric, just 2 small purchases but we stopped at a farm shop and I bought lots of vegetables.

We first went to the quilt exhibition in Beaudesert.


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This town sits just below the tablelands (The Scenic Rim) and is a hub for the farming communities that surround it.  The quilts were packed in and the following are the ones that caught my attention.

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The quilts were so "packed in" that it was difficult to see some of them and the one I liked the most was tucked away in the corner of the hall.

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It included hand and machine quilting, which was done on a domestic sewing machine, (not a long arm commercial machine) and the piecing was perfect.

There were some commercial vendors there and all were small businesses.  So small that all the sales were 'cash only', no-one had an EFTPOS machine!  There were some great 2nd hand fabric dealers and I found a range of fabrics called "Federation Fairies" that was new to me.  No one had a business card so I am hunting down this range on-line.  So much we take for granted, like business cards and point of sale machines.

From here we headed to Boonah, another small country town.

to be continued.


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Queenie Patch

Those are BEAUTIFUL quilts of very high craftsmanship.
Shopping is not as easy as it used to be. Now you need electricity and/or devices to pay. It was simpler when we only had 'good old notes and coins'.


A wonderful and inspiring show, all the same, I think!

Carolyn Foley

There was a lot that could have been improved but I did enjoy my day.

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