Last week at the Craft and Quilt Show at Darling Harbour’s Convention Centre was a terrific chance for everyone to dive into crafts old and new, before the show is moved to its new location next year while the convention centre is renovated/rebuilt.
I was working with my friend Hans on his stand Know-How Sewing Essentials. Due to dad’s illness I was unable to attend as a stallholder myself, but as I have one of Hans’ Nolting machines in my shop for machine quilting I was able to lend a hand and demonstrate on the stand for the week. I always love the hive of activity of a craft show – I’ve been to so many over the years in all of my various roles that they do all blend together but each show has its own unique atmosphere – mainly due to the locals who attend – NSW feels quite frantically paced compared to a SA show but what always remains the same is the love and enthusiasm we all have for this craft of ours. And that’s really the most important thing.
I met all sorts of quilters at the show – some just starting out, some who’ve quilted for years – some who were learning at school and some who hadn’t quite decided which way they wanted to take their quilting skills.
I had a great time at the show – I always do – catching up with all of my industry friends, sneaking in a little bit of shopping (did someone say Washi tape?) and working hard to make sure that all our customers walked away happy, more knowledgeable and ready to tackle their next project.
Recovering from the show takes a few days though – my feet all the way up to my hips are not forgiving me for what I’ve put them through but after a lazy day at home with Dad yesterday am feeling much more like myself. 🙂
Still I wouldn’t change it for the world.
This week apart from scheduled classes I am working on more magazine submissions and a few of my own personal craft things as well as more updating to the website and writing more patterns.
The sale is still on until the 27th of June – simply select all of your products and proceed through the shopping cart, when prompted enter SS30 to receive 30% off everything (Excludes wadding, machine quilting and machine servicing, class fees, pre-made quilts, selected kits and gift vouchers). Postage is also not included in the discount.
I’m also up to no good – planning a few things for the shop’s 2nd birthday which will be upon us very shortly and I simply cannot believe how time has flown.
Stay warm, keep stitching and have a lovely week.