Highlights of the Brisbane Quilt and Craft Fair

IMG_6508What a great show! It was really wonderful to be at the Brisbane Quilt and Craft Fair the week following teaching in the Sunshine Coast and the 2 day workshop for the Queensland Quilters, because it felt like a steady stream of friends kept stopping by to say hi. Sue Duffy and Brenda Wood were a few star students in the 2 day Acrylic Inks workshop, they were so fun to paint with. They belong to a talented group of textile artists called the Reddy Arts. I know if I lived in Brisbane, I’d want to hang out and make art with them on a regular basis too.

Throughout the week I taught short workshops in the pop up classroom Cecile has in the Unique Stitching booth.Unique Stitching
So much beautiful work was produced around this table.

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It’s always fun when good friends show up in your classes too 🙂Sue Dennis and judy
Sue Dennis and me

It was great to see this project from the acrylic inks workshop just days before finished and hanging in exhibits.acrylic inks workshop
On further wondering through exhibits I came upon the dynamic duo: Ali George and Sue DennisSAQA Sue n Ali manning the Queensland Art Quilters /SAQA booth
After I suggested we get a photo together, Ali gave us a few tips on proper posing. proper posingIt took Sue and I a minute or two to get it down, lol, we look downright professional now 🙂sue ali judy

 

I was also very touched by the gifts I received at the show, they’ll be lovely reminders of my time in Australia.IMG_6507

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I want to give special thanks to Cecile Whatman of Unique Stitching for her amazing organization and planning to make this once in a life time trip possible, Cheers to you Cecile! Well done!Cecile Whatman

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and thank you Australia for making me feel so welcome and inspiring me with your beauty for years to come.Brisbane

 

5 Responses to “Highlights of the Brisbane Quilt and Craft Fair”

  1. What a great post! You are such a positive person, I think you must bring out the best in nearly everyone you meet! Your classes were great – very inspiring – and full of great information. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you! Till next time…

  2. Donna Davis says:

    Donna Davis
    It was one of the best workshops I have ever done… I learned so much and felt comfortable being a little left of centre! thank you Judy.. Have nearly finished my weird circle flowers!!!!

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