I'm glad last week is over. It was full on with a trip to Toowoomba to see the quilt show and then a couple of judging jobs later in the week. But, having said that, I wouldn't change any of it, even if it wore me out.
The Toowoomba Quilting group always has a good quilt show which they exhibit at the same time as the Carnival of Flowers and the flower gardens were just spectacular.
For some members of the group who have moved here from interstate this was their first flower and quilt shows and it was a pleasure to see their reactions.
The quilt show always has a couple of pieces from Robin Ginn, and again, her work didn't disappoint. Friend Margaret and she recognised each other from their early days of quilting.
There were a lot of beautifully made quilts but only a few that were original designs.
Robin sustained a serious back injury in her 20's which has left here unable to sit at a sewing machine so all of her quilts are completely hand stitched.
This one was inspired by a piece of furnishing fabric in which she could see the eyes of birds.
This quilt is for her grandson who was born in Japan and he suggested the Kohi fish. (Robin has a beautiful garden with many water features.)
Then there were the quilts of friends that I have seen coming together during my visits.
I bought the pattern for this one but am not sure I will make it.
to be continued.