We had a fantastic time over the three days of the show and saw many people we had met before and many new ones. One of the joys of doing a show like this is when I can set up an area for visitors to have a try at Paper Quilting. They can experience just what fun and how simple it is to create something really beautiful from everyday materials – paper, glue and a simple zigzag stitch. Sunday was a very busy day with a real production line and a queue of people waiting for a try.
A couple of weeks ago Bill and I drove to Melbourne to take
part in the inaugural Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo in Melbourne. It was held
in the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens which is now a
world heritage site. (can you believe that it was almost demolished!)
|Paper Quilt Creations booth in the Royal Exhibition Builing Carlton|
An added bonus was that we were staying in Carlton. Little did I know when I booked that it was just one street away from famous Lygon Street where there would have to over a hundred restaurants, bars and cafes with tables set up on the street under colourful awnings. D.O.C was incredible – the pasta, the Italian wine, the beautiful window display of massive cheeses. And Brunetti for Breakfast – all those pastries, bread and coffee. We’ll be back in April for Australasian Quilt Convention so better go on a diet till then!
|Teaching the next generation of crafters|
|Busy demonstrating Paper Quilting|
|Showing Hoott and Hootee|
|The beautiful dome at the Royal Exhibition Building|
|Exterior of the Royal Exhibition Builing|