But before I complain, I want to tell you what a wonderful time Becky and I had at the quilting trade expo in Sydney on the weekend. As expected, Saffron Craig's stand was delightful (sorry for the poor picture quality) - lots of inspiring quilts, clothes, bags and softies as well as a new fabric range coming out soon!
Becky, Saffron and me
Saffron was so kind to show my quilts and give out order forms for my patterns (I almost look legit with those little business cards don't I?). She not only has amazing talent for fabric design, but is just the loveliest person to be around!
Becky and I bought a couple of things, but mostly just browsed around discovering what was new in the way of fabric in Australia. At the next booth along - "Be Be Bold" had this gorgeous mini quilt. I had to buy a little bundle of these textured japanese fabrics- not my usual style, but couldn't go past it nevertheless. I've never made a mini quilt before.
And aren't these owls just the cutest?
Have you seen Kellie Wolfsohn's (of "Don't Look Now") quilts? Here is her new one - Peak Hour. Her quilting is just amazing in real life. Wow!
Just look at this bundle of Far Far Away 2 loveliness. I was so excited to see it I just had to snap a pic...
And when I discovered that Laurie Wisbrun's tufted tweets were coming to Australia I nearly squealed (well I actually did - rather embarrassingly).
Now for my gripe. Why is it that these fabrics wont be available for purchase in Australia until August, when it's been and gone in many American fabric stores? I want to support my local fabric shops, but why should we have to wait for so long (and pay so much more)? Sorry local peeps, I couldn't wait - I got a little bit from Kerri at Sew Deerly Loved. If you hurry I think she has a couple of bundles left, otherwise August it is...