Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Wyndham Patchworkers Quilt - In

It was a beautiful sunny, spring day last Saturday as I drove to Werribee to be guest speaker at the Wyndham Patchworkers Quilt-In. The event was a great success and the organisers should be congratulated. The venue was only two years old and it was booked out with 150 people attending. Disappointingly, some people had to be turned away as they had not booked in ahead of time. I have been to many Quilt Ins and gatherings but never to one that was booked out before.

Some of the attendees

We all received a tote bag with a magazine, zippered fabric pouch and a eucalyptus washing liquid sample.

Tote bag

Crazy Quilts were the theme of the event and they had a 16" x 16" challenge, I forgot to take photos of them, but they'd done a great job. The room was decorated with quilts and morning and afternoon tea was provided and they had a raffle with over 30 prizes. Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time.

There were shops in attendance and of course I made a purchase.


My talk went very well, because it was a crazy patchwork theme I brought most of my Crazy Quilts to show as well as the quilts in my Coral Reef series.

I had run out of business cards and so had just ordered some cards from Moo Cards for the first time.
I only ordered 50 to start with to see how they turned out and they came in this lovely little holder.

Moo Business cards
 You could have 5 different pictures on the back with my website and email details on the front.

Moo Cards

I chose 4 different coral reef scenes and 1 contemporary design.

They were very popular and I only have 16 left so I'll have to order some more. The most popular one was the one on the left with the Clown Fish and the 2nd most popular one was the contemporary quilt on the right. I found that very interesting.

That was my last speaking event for the year and with all the quilt shows over, I have the time free to make some more quilts and I am getting excited about having time to myself at last. It's been a busy year.

Bye for now,


jude's page said...

Looks like a great day and time for yourself sounds just wonderful, so enjoy!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Jude,
It's such a lovely free feeling to have some spare time!

Robbie said...

I'm sure folks were delighted with your lecture and seeing your wonderful work. I've got cards from Moo too. I have the mini's and love them. They are quite small but you can have pic of your work on one side and name/email/etc. on the back. They have a great little case as well and fit in a little purse tray. Don't remember how I got that! But I love it too!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Robbie, I was very happy with the quality of the Moo cards, the square size is new. I will certainly order them again