Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Running Away from Home ...

... But only for the weekend.  Schoolhouse Quilters held their annual getaway and we were due to arrive in Toowoomba on Friday afternoon. What better way to start, however, than by attending the Textile Art Festival on Friday morning at the Brisbane Convention Centre before heading up to Toowoomba, a drive of about an hour and a half from Brisbane.

What an absolute delight this exhibition was - everything from knitted art tea cosies,

through to wonderfully creative wearable art and woollen accessories,

not to mention an incredible collection of contemporary quilts - pure bliss.

Brisbane fibre artist Prudence Mapstone had us all in awe with this incredible creation.

Then there were all the vendors with their enticing goodies.

My credit card was screaming for freedom and it was so tempting, but I was incredibly disciplined and bought only a packet of machine needles.  However, the same can't be said for some of my friends!

What a perfect way to start the weekend, and that was only the beginning ...


edward and lilly said...

Thanks for sharing these photos Robyn, Prudence's work is so amazing!

Christian Magoncia said...

man..your one of a kind designer...amazing skills eh! just folled you..add me pls..thanks

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Wow! Some really gorgeous pieces there! I especially love those tea cosies!