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.
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.
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.
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.