Thursday, February 22, 2007

What a day I've had at the AQC!!!

Today my friend Samm and I went to the Australian Quilt Convention in Melbourne. We had a great day!! We caught the train in to save the hassle of parking, grabbed our first coffee of the day and followed all of the other ladies heading in the same direction as us. First place we headed was to Dale's stand "Thread Studio". Oh, we were in heaven!! We didn't really need to go to any other stand after Dale's!! Anyway, here is some of the stuff I bought. Yes, you can Ooooh and Aaaahhh - as it's all just so luscious!!!















Then we went and had a look at all of the 250 journal quilts made by the Australian/New Zealand art quilters group. What a magnificent sight - they looked fantastic - and mine were up there too - how exciting!!!

THEN it was time to go back to Dale's stand to grab my 5 x ATC's for the Make 5, Take 5 Challenge. All of the ATC's were fabulous - here are the ones I chose!! And, guess what, one of them was made by one of my wonderful blog friends, Doreen!!! It's gorgeous!! (It's the green one).....

17 comments:

Doreen G said...

Yeh you got one Dianne I am so glad and look at all your buys oh lucky you.I'm jealous.

Purple Missus said...

What a great day out you had - all those wonderful purchases! Tell me Dianne, what are those two pieces of fibre you bought from Dale - the pink & green ones in the second photo down?

Suzanne Earley said...

What a wonderful pile of goodies!

Sue B said...

Wow what a haul! It all looks awesome - you and I could definitely shop together, I would have picked all the same stuff !

Vicki W said...

Cool Stuff! I'm going to a large regional quilt show tomorrow here in Virginia and hoping to find lots of yummy things like this to add to my own stash!

Jill said...

I have alerts from google from just over a week and have been sent rubbish and was going to unsubscribe then they sent me your wonderfull blog and your like me love colour. Were you in my group l rang some time ago, it was called Like Minded Threads, l seem to know your name but am so glad your blog has changed my alerts as it was worth waiting you to come up

Gypsy Purple said...

I can see and hear you had a lovely time!!!

Gunnels blog said...

OHHH and AHHHHHHHHH! What a lovely day! I have been to my dentist, so this was a little ohhh, and ahh here too! After that I have played and kisses my three little grandboys, and this was really OHHHHHHHH!

StegArt said...

Looks like lots of goodies there. How fun!

Emmy said...

YEs Yes some have to work and others go and have fun I am the one to work al day .
I am so glad that you hade a wonderful day love Emmy

Judy Scott said...

How absolutely yummy ~ fabulous buys, is that velvet I see, soooooo gorgeous and look at the gorgeous atcs too ~ so happy you had a wonderful day, Jude xxxx

Dotee said...

Oohhh....what a delicious day you must have had with your friend Dianne!! I am drooling over your goodies.

It must have been amazing seeing all of the quilts. And the ATC's you picked are gorgeous (how wonderful you got one from Doreen -she is so talented).

Sounds like a very special day!!

Micki said...

Wow, what a great day and all those lovely goodies, too.

ACey said...

What YUMMY threads!!!! I am in Sharon b's embroidery class right now so am feeling especially appreciative of such things. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

downunderdale said...

It was great to meet up with you Di - I expect to see all sorts of wonderful things fromt hose lovely goodies you got!

Cheers
Dale

samm said...

di
sorry i didn't write earlier - if you follow my links to my riversleigh journey you'll read why, but i have to say, i had the NICEST day on thursday. it was GREAT to reassess what you know i reassessed and i apologize for incorrectly judging someone who deserved better - i love her now! you rock and i'd love to spend more time with you. the house in bittern was full of asbestos and crawly things!!! build that studio and i'll pay to share. Love you freddy xoxo

Hannah Katarski said...

I love the ATCs! Beautiful!

I am very lucky to live in Perth and be able to go to Dale's often!!