One of the Australian Quilt Markets, the wholesale events for patchwork & textile retailers, is held in Sydney in June and I have always set up an Aurifil exhibit at this event.
This year there was an added bonus for us, as the wholesale Quilt Market was held on the last two days of the retail Quilt & Craft show.
Usually the two events are at least a week apart, so it is not possible for me to stay to see the Sydney Quilt Show but this year ….. yipee … the dates coincided.
They were held at venues about two kilometres away from each other but, on Friday, I had four hours free before I had to set up my stand for the wholesale show at Circular Quay so I spent that time looking at the quilt show at Darling Harbour.
One of the many quilts that caught my eye was a “Seven Sisters” quilt designed by Catherine Butterworth.
Catherine loves beautiful fussy cut piecing and her “Seven Sisters” quilt was stunning.
In her own words, Catherine likes to get just the “right look” to finish her quilts.
The sashing was the perfect trim for the fussy cut blocks, and of course the tiny detailed quilting was all stitched with Aurifil Cotton Mako’ 50.
I was thrilled to catch up with Catherine during the day so that I could ask her permission to show photos of her quilt here.
I recognised several other quiltmaker names as being Aurifil users but, under the Exhibition guide lines, I need their permission before I can show you photos, so watch this space.
After spending the morning at the quilt show I had a quick whip around the market hall to catch up with some of the designers, and managed a brief chat with Carol from Cherry Pie Designs & Marg from Marg Low Designs.
and Marg Low was promoting her new book.
It has been a satisfying trip to Sydney this year, with the bonus of a quilt exhibition to feed my textile obsession and inspire me to start a new project.