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Modern Quilt Show Australia Weekend

MQG Show Australia

I’ve finally recovered from 3 full days of running my stall at the Australian Modern Quilt Show at Petersham Town Hall. I had the great opportunity to run my stall and it was such fun! I met some many lovely people and chatted all things crafty for 3 days, as well as being able to look at all the amazing quilts on display – feeling incredibly inspired!

Hand Dyed Mandalas

I was able to showcase my handmade mandalas which went down great – there are only a handful left and they can be found here if you want to check them out. I also had a limited range of hand dyed fabric available – it was great to talk to people about the how they had and interest or had used dyed fabric in different ways, as well as giving me lots of ideas for future quilts!

I also had the lovely Lisa Walton pop by my stall – Lisa expanded my creative journey into dyed fabric about a year an a half ago and I have come a long way since then (and attended many of her workshops)! She is such an inspiration to learn from and am looking forward to learning more from her in the future!

The quilts being displayed all looked amazing – it is so inspiring to see all the wonderful and different quilts on display and all the winners of the different quilt categories were well deserved. The Sydney Modern Quilt Guild ran an absolute amazing show and deserve a big glass of wine for all the work they did! It was a huge success 🙂

Finally, I couldn’t go to a Quilt show with other stall holders and not buy any fabric! I came way with some great goodies from a number of the other lovely vendors at the show – it was great spending 3 days with them all and hope to see them all again.   

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Lisa Walton’s Surface Design Workshop

Surface Design Workshop

I attended Lisa Walton‘s fabulous Surface Design workshop a couple of weekends ago and wanted to show off some of the lovely pieces I made. I have attended many of Lisa’s workshops (I am her groupie) and have learnt a considerable amount from her. The skills I have learnt from her have enabled me to grow considerably in my creative journey, which had lead me to opening Anna Fran Designs (mainly because I had no more room in my flat to but more fabric – disaster I know!).

The one day workshop covered a range of different techniques and we all created some beautiful 12in sample pieces. Below is a little gallery of some of the samples I made – I can’t wait to turn these into something special.

If you want to find out more about the workshop or any others Lisa runs, head over to Lisa Walton‘s website (she is also on Facebook and Instagram) and check out the latest workshops she has organised.

P.S. Lisa didn’t ask for me to write this 🙂 This is based on my own experience and opinions.