The beautiful Melbourne Exhibition Building underwent a cinderella transformation yesterday as the quilts went up, the exhibitors stands were decorated and the classrooms were prepared for today.
Even so, by the time I arrived the merchant hall was well on the way to being well dressed.
Orange fluouro vests were the standard dress for people, but the walls were looking much more appealing.
I love the way each exhibitor has stamped their own store personality on their display
Yesterday was a rumble of trolleys, and ripping of boxes, as stock was unpacked and displayed but for the next four days the hall will be a buzz of excited chatter as visitors discover amazing treasures of “must have” items.
I can’t wait to see the transformation.
Make sure you visit the Aurifil retailers to take home some thread treasures for yourself:
Stand 43 Cherry Pie
Stand 45 Elm Grove Patchwork
Stand 21 Fifi’s Fabricology
Stand 181 Millrose Cottage Quilting & Gallery
Stand 44 Miss Sampson’s Drapery
Stand 23 Needles & Pins
Stand 58 Somerset Patchwork & Quilting
Stand 55 The Quilted Crow
Each retailer has chosen the threads that are particular to the fabrics, designs & techniques that they are featuring at the show so you may wish to visit each one to build your collection of Aurifil.
Happy Treasure Hunting!