Wednesday, 25 March 2020

My Solo Exhibition

I had a wonderful three weeks at my solo exhibition in Kyabram. It was supposed to go for a month but the Corona Virus suddenly took over our lives and the gallery had to close. I was lucky to have those three weeks and the exhibition was very successful with many visitors coming from Melbourne and neighbouring towns to visit.

There was a lovely article in the local newsletter about me.

I met so many lovely ladies and some also brought their husbands along.

I finally got to meet up with Faye, one of my on-line friends from the Southern Cross Crazies.

Faye and I

There were visitors from Cobram.

Cobram ladies

Another big group from Echuca.

Echuca ladies

My friend Marion and her husband came to visit. Marion and I were room-mates when we went to Uluru in 2018.

Marion and I

The Red Hat ladies came to visit. That was such a thrill to see them arrive. I gave a talk to them and they were a very attentive audience.

The Red Hat Ladies

Last Tuesday, I taught and crazy quilting class at Catharina's Vintage Stitches. The shop is two doors down form the Kyabram Town Hall Gallery. It is a big shop with a huge variety of stock; they were also giving 10% discount to anyone who visited the show.

I remembered to take a photo at the end of the class.

My class at Catharina's Vintage Stitches

I have promised to do a two-day class in October; it will be about making a Coral Reef quilt.

So, my show is over and I drove up on Monday and packed up the exhibition. It took a half an hour to pack up and three hours to set up!

It was a wonderful experience and the Kyabram Gallery were wonderful people to work with. I stayed at the Kyabram Motor Inn when I was staying up there and it was very nice. The weather up in Kyabram is warmer than Melbourne and I loved not feeling cold.

Victorian Quilters are going to have their One Step Further exhibition up there in October and November and so I will be making the trip up there again. Hopefully all this virus worry will be over by then.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to visit, you made many happy memories for me.

Bye for now,


Robbie said...

So glad at least you had a few weeks for folks to enjoy and be inspired by your beautiful work!!! The article was also quite nice. Congrats to you! And be well!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm sad that your exhibition had to be cut short but I guess you have to look on the bright side and be happy with the time you did have. Be safe - be well!

Linda Steele said...

Thank you Robbie, it was a wonderful experience

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Magpie Mumblings, it was only a week shorter and to tell you the truth things have been changing so quickly, I haven't had time to be very disappointed. I will always remember the great experience and all the wonderful people I met.