Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gold Coast Quilters Exhibition

On Tuesday morning l was to rise earlier than normal, and drive my car to the Toowoomba Quilters Club Rooms by 7.00am. You can not be late or the bus will leave with out you, is the catch call.  After parking the car for the day l mingled with the other ladies attending the trip to the Gold Coast. The bus arrived on time and all embarked for the days outing. Can you imagine 36 ladies all rugged up with beanies, gloves and jackets as it has been a wee bit cold of late. it truly was a sight.
We stopped along the way beside the Brisbane river in Redcliffe near the railway station, for morning tea about 90 minutes into the trip with a much needed stretch of the legs. The weather had changed and was quite warm. Which is normal once you have left the Range.   Then back onto the bus and arrived about another 90 minutes later, at the Art centre on the Gold Coast.  Lovely new building with loads of parking right next to the Gold Coast Council Building where we viewed the Quilts made by the ladies from the Gold Coast Quilters Group. I'm always in awe of people's exceptional talents and patience. The quilts displayed all hold there own special uniqueness and was very difficult to choose only one for the viewers choice.I purchased my share of raffle tickets and once again embarked on to the next stage of our journey. The Quilt shops and of course lunch at a local bakery.  mmmmm delicious. The orders had been phoned through to the bakery so they would be ready when we descended upon the small shop.

 We were supplied with afternoon tea at the shabby sheik quilt shop, Patchwork Dreaming fresh scones, strawberry jam with cream of course. Loved this funky lampshade. Very sixties/seventies.  

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