Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Redlands Quilt Extravaganza 2013

The Redland Quilt Extravaganza was held last weekend and we were lucky enough to be invited to be vendors again. I thought that I would do a real quick overview, sorry for the bad iPhone photos. Also I didn't get a chance to photograph any of the quilts as I couldn't leave the stand for too long.
We decided to trial having bolts of fabric and cutting on the stand which is something we haven't done since we could fit all of our fabrics in one car :) It seemed to work out well, we are hoping to do something similar at the upcoming Craft and Quilt Fair in October.
Market display setup isn't really my forte but hopefully it didn't look too bad. The big sellers of the weekend were the Quilting News Fabric (sold out), Ladies Diary Fashion Plates (sold out) and the Sew Retro Montage and Notions fabrics (still available).  The transportation bunting kits, sample hanging around the table, was also popular.
The Quilt Extravaganza is a community event so there are always displays from a number of the craft guilds including Queensland Quilters, Australian Sewing Guild, Embroiderers Guild and the Lacemakers Guild.
Here is the quilt that I didn't win in the raffle *sigh*. Maybe next time :)
Here is a pic of the one other quilt that I photographed at the Redlands Quilt Extravaganza, for some reason it kept grabbing my attention :) It was sewn up by a lady in her 80s and if you look really close at the bottom right panel you can see a piece of Black Echino Spider and Web Lace from Kokka.
Our favourite vendor is JoyPatch, Joy is the loveliest person you could ever meet and has been our neighbour for the last two Quilt Extravaganza's. Sunday morning was a bit quiet so I decided to try my hand at English paper piecing. I had been watching Joy working on her pieces over the weekend and she was kind enough to give me a quick lesson.
This is as far as I got, I have no idea what to do with it now. I'm open to suggestion?
There were a few other vendors including Wayne Achilles Wood Turning, he specialises in hand turning sewing and craft accessories which were pretty nifty. CherraBella Buttons who hand-makes very cute porcelain buttons, I was extremely jealous of her black and pink display stand. Bayside Stitchcraft and Melanie Screech Hand Craft were also present, sorry my photos were blurry of these two.
The Quilt Extravaganza is moving to a bi-yearly event so hopefully we will see everyone again in 2015.
- Ky

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