QE7- Quilters Escape – Down the mountain

After a few weeks hiatus, here is the remainder of the posts about my recent Quilters Escape to the Blue Mountains, in New South Wales Australia. So far we have fone from Yass to Cowra, Bathurst, blackheath and Katoomba….next stop is the Norman Lindsay Gallery….

I found the gallery surprisingly interesting. Yes I am a bit of a philistine when it comes to art and I’ve never particularly liked anything but the magic pudding that I have encountered from Norman Lindsay. What surprised me was that he had also done water colours and block prints as well as writing novels (which I have it on good authority are quite good) and building model ships. And, have to say it was nice to see acknowledgement of Norman’s wife Rose in the gallery as well. Apparrently, Rose was the powerhouse of the printing business and that Lindsay made model boats too. I do have to say that I love the magic pudding story, it is a wonderful book for sharing with children and adults so I had to get a photo of that too.

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We had afternoon tea at the gallery which had great scones. Here’s a photo as proof for sconequest who hasn’t been here yet…

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After a surprisingly insightful time at the gallery we were off to Post Office Patchwork at Glenbrook. This is a great store, with good service and it’s owner recently won first place and people’s choice in category at the Houston quilt show. Way to go!

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We finally made it to the hotel where I had drinks with the quilters and dinner with friends – the Akira teppankaki restaurant was very nice. Off for a snooze in preparation for a winding homeward journey tomorrow.

Bert

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About bertcollections

I began quilting, with the help of some friends, in 2005, and have been quilting ever since. In that time, I’ve completed several projects in a variety of styles and colour combinations. My approach to quilting generally doesn’t involve using a particular pattern. I tend to have a concept I want to bring to life, or find a fabric on sale somewhere that looks like it could be turned into something fun. As the photos in the 'Introductions' post show, my quilts cross a range of styles, but generally use some strong colours and shapes.
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