"Roses from the Heart" is an organisation involve in making these bonnets for each female convict in Australia. If you have convict ancestor/s and would like to make one you can get in touch with Christina Henri at http://www.christinahenri.com.au/ Christina will provide you a bonnet pattern and you can have fun making and embellishing to personalize it. I picked a copy of the pattern at the show and I will make one too.
A group of us from the Civil War Bride Quilt blog. From left is Lizzie, Deb, Nat (me), Ronnie (no blog) and Kali. Everyone brought their show and tell except me. Sorry ladies. I really enjoyed meeting them all and we were chatted like old friends. Bron took a lot of good photos for us, thanks Bron.Honey and Lemon soon.
I fell in love with this gorgeous quilt "Oriental Dreaming" by Chris McIndoe and Sharon Parkinson from SA. You must click to see the quilting details and the appliqué panels on either side of the circle.
The overview of the hall where the quilts are hung. By chance the quilt hanging on the right is a crazy quilt made by Ronnie, the lady on our table. I met Ronnie 5 years ago when we first moved to Melbourne. I remembered Ronnie working on this quilt and I remembered it ever since. I'm so glad to have met up with Ronnie again today.
I'm so glad to see this quilt, Stars and Sprigs by Kim McLean in person. I first saw Janet working on it on her blog recently, and I fell in love with it again this time. It's such a beautiful quilt. I hope the pattern will be come available soon.
We had a really good day today. Hope you enjoy seeing my photos.