My family were a bit shocked to see I had been inked, then they realised that Vince had a matching tattoo/stamp on his wrist they knew we were teasing them! It was in fact the stamp we got on entry to the wonderful 'Quilt's' exhibition that is on at the Art Gallery in Brisbane until September. Thankfully the 'ink' washed off easily when we got home.
I pre-ordered the book/catalogue and had really enjoyed reading the history of some of the quilts that are on display prior to our visit.
Its hard to pick a favourite but the work in this quilt 'George 111 Coverlet' was amazing.
The attention to detail in the applique was amazing and the tiny pieced circles that form the main body of the quilt were...well tiny, I was very drawn to this quilt.
I am amazed and fascinated that the historians have worked out that the scene in the centre medallion of the quilt is from of a painting by John Singleton Copley.
We were so lucky, last Sunday was a lovely sunny day and there was a suitcase rummage in the gardens around the museum where several people had their homemade goodies for sale. There were cards, knitted hats, baby boots, jewellery and many more wonderful tempting things.
The other wonderful thing I found were lots of people sat stitching, many of them for the first time. There had been a talk at 2pm and then you could borrow an embroidery hoop, help yourself to a pre drawn onto fabric design and use the thread and needles that were provided and get stitching.
These ladies were really enjoying learning something new while sitting and relaxing outside in the sunshine with a very contentented baby on a blanket at their feet :) It made me feel so proud to be part of a worldwide group of women who enjoy the sewing.
I had a quick chat with Susan, Cathy and Joan who told me that they were really enjoying themselves. What a great way to sepnd a Sunday afternoon.
If you havent been to the Quilts exhibition yet you should its more than worth the visit and who knows in a hundred years or so it could be one of your quilts that ladies are queueing up to look at. With this in mind dont forget to put your name and the date somewhere on everything you make as it will make things more interesting for future historians!