Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Friday Showcase....

Last Friday I headed to Sydney on the train with my friend Jan to attend the Friday Showcase at the NSW Quilters Guild.
Who was the guest quilter I hear you ask ???
It was ME !!!!
Suitcases packed full of my creations, Jan and I chatted all the way to the big smoke. I haven't been on a train for about 13 years. It was a good experience and I would definitely do it again.
Once we arrived in Sydney I was really glad to have Jan with me. I was totally turned around and had no clue where I was. I followed along and we emerged onto Pitt St. I do love the city....
A good number of ladies came to see my showcase of quilts. I was really nervous to speak at first but once I got started you couldn't stop me. In case you don't know, I like to chat a little ...lol
I spent the next one and a half hours talking about my quilting journey, including all my ups and downs. It was quite therapeutic... Lots of questions were asked and everyone was very interested in my quilts and different techniques.
You will notice in the photos below that I not only love to talk but I also talk with my hands a lot...lol

I got to meet lots of new people and I caught up with the lovely Chris Jurd who had some very nice things to say about me over on her blog.
After the showcase we headed over to the Queen Victoria Building (with suitcases in tow) for lunch....it was YUM ! and felt a bit posh for this country girl.
I had the best day. Thanks Jan for convincing me to do the showcase. I feel like it's opened up a whole new world to me....
Happy Quilting
Leanne xo