Cecile and I drove 215 miles from Cairns to Townsville to set up for the Stitches and Craft show.
Much of the drive looked like this with small towns every so often and a lot of land in between.
Australia also has a thing for big road side ‘art’, it reminds me of the road side attractions that were common here in the states in the 1940’s and 50’s.
I loved sitting out by the water each day to eat my lunch and look over at this interestingly designed building at the ship yard across the river from the convention center.
So much fun and beautiful work by my students!
I also had my first taste of kangaroo! It was like very lean but very flavorful beef. Evidently it’s one of the healthiest meats you can eat because of the low fat and high nutrient value, but you have to know the right way to cook it or it will be tough. This chef knew what he was doing, it was delicious.
Townsville has a high rock that people walk and jog up that overlooks the town
with wonderful viewing spots all around the top so you can take in this spectacular view. That’s Magnetic Island in the distance.
I love this rock wall with aboriginal designs in the parking lot at the top of the rock.
Next up: a selection of work from STATE of the ART quilt 13, an exhibit from the Queensland Quilters’ 2qAq group exhibited at the Townsville Stitches and Craft show.