Friday, 30 April 2010

AQC Melbourne 2010

AQC 2010
You'll love what you see at AQC

That's the Show's promise in their advertising and it certainly is true.  If you like Quilting, then make it a promise to yourself to visit the AQC either this weekend or mark it on your calendar for a definite MUST SEE next year.
You really will LOVE what you see.  In fact, so MUCH to see that you can't just make it a one day visit.

The Royal Exhibition Building at Carlton Gardens, Melbourne is the setting for this once-a-year event that attracts quilters and textile artists from around Australia and from other countries too. It’s a great day out – see the Quilt Show, have a bite to eat in the Café and wander around the stands of beautiful fabrics, books, laces, threads, gadgets and machines. Be inspired and enjoy the magnificent work of talented people from around the world.
Shop with more than 100 retailers from around Australia, New Zealand and Japan, including US.
Punch with Judy is on Stand 126.
Now, this Show is different to other shows for sure.  Here's a photo of our Stand so as you may see that we all have smaller stands, no fascia, only 2m deep stands, no high walls at the rear - this is why we can't possibly bring ALL our usual goodies?  If you've never visited the AQC, these images will help you understand why I always urge that if you want something specific brought to the show, just ask and we'll oblige with special orders.  Note the beautiful interior structure of this historic building behind our stand.  Isn't it magnificent?
Here's a photo of the ceiling we're working beneath.
Another photo of ONE of the aisles of stands with one of the many displays in the foreground, taken before the opening of the show, hence no visitors in view. There are three such hallways of stands. Note the balcony surrounding!
Our special Guest from USA is Sandra Chandler from Just Curves who is one of the International Tutors selected by the organizers conducting full day Workshops.  Thursday and Friday were enjoyed by enthusiastic students in her classes, photos to follow in my next blog.

When we first started doing the show circuit, the original Stitches & Craft Shows were held in this glorious building, then it was closed for renovations and had several outside features added to the grounds including Melbourne's Museum. Completely restored, again it's second to none in our country and we feel honoured to be here. Two more days of the show to go and we are sooooo tired at night as the days are full on with excited and happy visitors.
There's even a busload of my own "locals" visiting on Saturday whom I'm sure will give us a big Hurrah as many may have never seen our stand at a show before.  Hope to see you there too!

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