Saturday, April 30, 2011


Down Patchwork Lane from Penrith has a wonderful selection of modern fabrics for sale. Their display of fresh looking quilts look great hanging behind their stall. Mother and daughter team, Gail and Tamara work very well together and their enthusiasm for patchwork is evident.

Pictured are four very happy and obliging Year 11 Hospitality students. Being able to work in the Show Cafe is a wonderful opportunity and experience for the girls. The best devonshire teas in Springwood! Congratulations girls.

This group of visitors were shopping till they dropped. Home Patch from Bathurst always has interesting items for sale. Hope the stock lasts tomorrow.


Saturday started with a drizzle of rain that soon turned to a down pour. Even bad weather won't keep a quilter from a show. Visitors were lined up before 9.00am to make a day of it, and those who attended certainly had no complaints. The show cafe is located in the foyer and the aroma of fresh coffee seemd to draw the early ones to indulge before viewing the quilts.

As the day wore on the sun came out and the crowd grew. The committee of the Springwood Community Quilt Show couldn't have been happier with todays result. The pictorial raffle quilt had to be seen in the flesh for some people to believe what Faulconbridge quilt artist, Petal Davies had done. Petal has a stall at the show and is always ready for a chat and happy to explain her techniques. Drop by and say hello.

The viewers choice of their favourite quilt on Friday turned out to be the same on Saturday. I won't spoil any surprises with a photo just yet. You will have to wait till Sunday around 3.00pm when the winner is announced. When marking your 'viewers choice award' nomination form, take time to write a comment. These slips are counted at the end of each day and all forms are given to the owners of the quilts, whether it is one nomination or one hundred. It makes interesting reading for the maker of the quilt what others think and why they voted for their quilt.

Tomorrow is the last day for the 2011 Quilt Show. Being Sunday we open at 10.00am till 4.00pm. With morning and afternoon teas, lunch and the announcement of the viewers choice awards together with the raffle quilt draw, it is a day not to be missed.

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