Wednesday, September 28, 2016

.... the Carnival is over.....

The main focus of the carnival is the flowers and gardens, but there are other great activities that happen and last Tuesday was spent with lovely friends visiting some of my favourite ones..

A new one to me is a quilt show that features a guest quilt artist, this year was Val Benson, someone I had not met before this year but she is well known in the area for her work, which is varied and beautifully made...


This exhibition is held at a lovely old homestead Queenslander, now housed at one of the local girls boarding school and kept for events such as this....


I was thrilled to see this pretty hexagon quilt at the entrance....


Val had let me play with it earlier in the year.... I wanted to highlight the pattern so I went around the hexagons... some with feathers, and others in a web kind of look...


... and edged the border with informal feathers....


Another quilt I did for her was this wedding ring quilt pattern...


... great fun to do designs in the plain spaces and loops in the  curved piecing blocks....



The school is on the top of the range and we went over the road to a park to look at the lovely view... as you can see it was a beautiful spring day...


... after all that eye candy we needed our Devonshire teas.....


this favourite tea room annual visit is always decorated with fun aprons and tea towels.... and legs...


.. inside the hall is the teapot extravaganza... so many different tea pots, big and small, classy and crass, silver, porcelain, tin .... all sorts and of course beautiful tea cups and saucers...


... we then went over to the Toowoomba Quilters quilt show... I didn't take many pics here but this is an overall picture of the hall....  of course there are much visited Traders as well and a lovely time of chatting, viewing, shopping and more tea....


So much work for this two weeks of carnival and so much buzz in the city.  I love it.  Great show Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers... see you next year...

Righto, Gotto Go....

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilting :) what a fantastic day out

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  2. Thank you for taking us along with you, Fiona......one of these days I will get there!

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  3. How beautiful! What a treat to see your beautiful work on display also. Definitely must negotiate with the travel agent next year lol!

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  4. Hi my lovely friend,wow your FMQ is amazing and sets those lovely quilts of beautifully,well done Fiona.
    Lol love those legs with the aprons,lol are they yours.
    Good to see you having fun with the girls,hi Christine.and thankyou for showing us those gorgeous quilts,so much eye candy.xx

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  5. Fabulous quilting and it was a great fun day out for you all.

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  6. Looks like it was a wonderful day, stunning quilting too xcx

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  7. Lovely displays and so nice to see your fmq on display!

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  8. Wow Fiona, how wonderful for you to see your quilting on display as part of the quilts... well done!
    They both look like they were great events... love the aprons & teacups

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  9. Thanks Fiona for sharing all the gorgeous eye candies. Love the work you did on that hexagon quilt. Divine!! The aprons with the legs made me laugh. ;^)

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  10. Hello Fiona,

    Congratulations, your quilting is stunning. So much inspiration at that quilt show and display. My oh my can you imagine what those teacups and teapots have heard!

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  11. Wow - you sure know how to have a good time! Your quilting is beautiful. How nice to be able to see the quilts displayed.

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  12. Your quilting is fabulous. Love the teacup, teapots & aprons displays. Hugs,xx

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  13. Beautiful quilts and quilting, and a beautiful place to be, as well as the tea room.

    Debbie

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  14. Lovely to see your beautiful quilting on display. You are becoming very sought after for your work!

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  15. Fantastic quilting on the hexagon quilt! What a great day out and I love the tea cup display. xx

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  16. Lots of lovely quilts to see, looks like a fun day. Especially love the teapots!

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  17. What a fun trip. Thanks for sharing it with us. Gorgeous quilts.

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  18. Thanks for sharing - esp the close ups of your gorgeous quilting...must make time for it ...one year.

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  19. How fun and what a great day - LOVE the quilting you did on Val's quilts, you are so impressive!!!

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  20. A great time by the looks of it......

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  21. Lots of lovely things to look at, the tea cup and pot collection looks amazing!Your quilting on those two quilts is fantastic Fiona.

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  22. You do beautiful work Fiona. I have just come from Michelle's blog and seen more of your handiwork.
    And you have time to socialise , share devonshire teas and visit quilt shows.
    I am sure that you enjoy every minute of these activities. Better than medication!

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  23. How awesome to see your quilting work hanging there Fiona!! The carnival sounds like a graet time - and very inspiring too :-)

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  24. What a gorgeous place to be! So exciting to see your quilting there at the carnival! I'd love to have seen all the teapots - I adore teapots! xx

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