On Sunday John and I went to the Sydney Quilt Show at Darling Harbour. The quilts on display were sensational and the Best of Show was won by a local quilter Merilyn Pearce. I was lucky enough to attend a machine quilting class with her when I first started quilting.
Some of my favourite quilt shops weren't there this year, so I didn't buy everything on my list but found enough to keep me happy for a while.
The best part of Sunday was meeting Ruth Buchanan - she was taking lots of photos of the quilts for the NSW Quilters Guild - recognised her red Converse sneakers that she had blogged about a few weeks ago. Was wonderful to chat with such a great designer - Ruth won an award for her quilt "100 Glimpses: Fact and Fiction". Many of Ruth's quilts feature in AP&Q and she is a regular contributor to Country Threads.
Last week the odometer on our Tarago turned over 400,000 kms - the time is coming for us to look at replacing the car but it's difficult to part with a car that has been such a huge part of our everyday life.