there are some more photos to share with you, just two weeks on from the exhibition, these were taken by my friend jenny bartley who said that she would love to go back and take some more and have another closer look ! I also felt the same and I'm sure many of you feel this way
the sun had shone for weeks before the exhibition weekend and of course just when we had demolished the whole show on the saturday evening the sun came out and the blue skies returned and it has been pretty much that way since. one thing you can't control is the weather. it just would have been good for all our interstate visitors had the skies been blue ! the colour in side the barn was superb !
this will be mainly pictorial, but all of these photos of all the quilts, are from students who have done classes with MSG over a period of years
this was the 'amitie textiles' popup shop
one day, years from now people, people who find these quilts will know they had an Australian connection, the kangaroo and the emu appear just when you least expect them to be there
and we couldn't resist using our scrap, recycling the pear tag cutouts as our quilt labels ! and this was a gorgeous quilt !
part of the crowd studying all the detail
it's just all about the fabric and colour
the shops were getting a workout
i loved the softness some of the corners created
here is a group listening to the wise words of Margaret !
here is jean, still smiling, having a turn in the kitchen, that is helping in the kitchen not having a turn !!!
and here am i talking with my hands to some more visitors/friends
some people, maree, have a collection of some amazing fabrics to put into her wonderful quilts and all her stitching is done by hand, yes all of it !
another crowd scene
i loved this corner
and people met people, old friends, new friends, instagram friends and blog friends and the lady with her back to us in the background looking at one of Gay's beautiful quilts is Rosemary from the UK !
as i said, it's the wonderful use of a bit of fabric
lots of discussion with the audience, MSG batteries never run low
and the boutique and other shops, cottage quiltworks and prescioustime quilts were also kept busy
here is MSG giving advice to the customers
another beautiful corner, i said before, i loved our corners !
then sadly on friday we had a period when the lights went out, there was a major problem with the electricals, but the electrician was very nice !!! and look at these great pictures by the ever vigilent jenny !
and our boys who helped did a marvelous effort, could not have done it without these old boys ! the one in the middle, jim, revived after a nice cup of tea !
the raffle quilt was still ours here and was used many times as a backdrop for a photo of all the kindred spirits that gathered on these two days !
so now the hour is late, this has been a long post, but another that i hope you all enjoy of this wonderful exhibition of 'the journey of a teacher and her students'
thanks to everyone for all the wonderful support that Marg, Jean and I were given along the way, many many hours later and soon we can annouce to you how much we can donate to 'beyondblue'
and remember if you would like a pattern of the raffle quilt called
'out of the blue' you can purchase it from the broderie etsy store