Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Australian Quilt Market

Kristy, Cameron and I have just had a fabulous (but exhausting) day at the AQM in Melbourne. This is one of our big trade shows. We travelled down last night which was an epic in itself arriving at the hotel at 1am having been booked on a 7:45 flight out of Sydney. Delays cancellations and more delays. Cameron, fortunately took it best of the three of us an fell asleep during takeoff.

We caught up with Sue and Jim of Patchwork with Busy Fingers this morning at breakfast and went in with them to the show. Here is a picture of Sue and I at her stand with the Willowberry Winter BOM at the back and dress it up on the right

I had seen pictures of her latest projects but it was wonderful to see first hand Sue's new quilt Marshmallow Dreams and all the delicious accompaniments.

We saw the CUTEST train play mat I have ever seen. This is put out by RJR. We have been swamped by the response. It will be out in February but if you want to express your interest - please let us know!


What do you think? We will have it in February. I just loved it and if you know train obsessed children you will as well!
We had a wonderful time browsing the patterns. Here is Melanie and Rosalie (of Melly and Me and Rosalie Quinlan designs) with their latest patterns.

1 comment:

mellyandrosie said...

It was so nice to meet you and thanks so much for the lovely photos here - good to see we look OK! Hee-hee =]