Tuesday, 3 April 2018

AQC - Australasian Quilt Convention

Tomorrow I fly to Melbourne for the Australasian Quilt Convention.

I've enrolled in two classes:

Friday - Ballet with Kaffe Fassett by Willyne Hammerstein.   Yes, I already know how to make this quilt, but I really want to meet Willyne and see her quilts in person.  I also want to study her hand piecing technique so I can eventually move away from English Paper Piecing.

Saturday - Jolly Jumpers with Gillian Travis.  I've admired Gillian's work since I saw photos of her Jolly Jumpers quilt at the UK Festival of Quilts a few years ago.  I even own a copy of her Nordic Journeys in Stitch book, but it's always easier to start something new with a teacher on hand.

I'm looking forward to seeing all the quilts on display, including the Best of QuiltCon. There might even be time for some shopping at the show too.

I'll be at the gala dinner on Saturday night, so if you're there, and see me looking lost, please say "Hello".


Katie said...

Sounds like fun. Have a great time!! I'm looking forward to pictures. :-)

terry sharp said...

Have a wonderful time. I always look forward to your colourful pictures

Sue said...

I wish I was going now Wendy, but I opted for Sydney instead. :-( Should have done both! You need to google INKLINGO and look on her site. She, Linda has permission from Willyne to sell the pattern the Inklingo way, which is printing on the back of the fabric and hand piecing without you having to do the drawing. No templates needed. Its an excellent system!
Enjoy your trip!