The Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair

My visit to Sydney just happened to coincide with the Craft & Quilt Fair… and I was so excited to visit! I was only in town for the last day, which also happened to be my sister-in-law’s birthday (busy, busy!), so I could only stay for a couple hours. I wish I could have stayed longer!

The show was divided into three areas: the shopping bit, the quilt exhibition and the guild display area. In the shopping area, I immediately fell in love with this booth selling batik cottons in all of the shades of the rainbow:

rainbow batik fabric
rainbow fabric collection

Check out this amazing fat quarter I bought:

batik fabric freshstitches

Swoon! It’s perfect for all of the english paper piecing I’ve been doing. (have you checked my Instagram feed? Lots of EPP awesomeness, there!)

It was hard to not buy it all!

There was oodles of great needlework on display. There was a tribute to 50 years of flower power… a display full of knitted and crocheted flowers by Prudence Mapstone.

flower power by prudence mapstone

And each guild had great work on display. I don’t do much embroidery, but the embroidery guild’s display made me want to do more!

embroidery guild display

The quilt exhibition allowed photography for personal use only (not for internet posting), so I couldn’t take any photos to show you. But let me tell you, my jaw was on the ground staring at all of the amazing quilt work! So inspiring!

I just love that you can make such beautiful things with little pieces of scrap fabric!

3 replies on “The Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair

  • Paula

    I was jealous before when you said you were going to Australia but now you show me these absolutely beautiful colors..I’m REALLY jealous j/k Hope you’re having a much needed restful time and i CANNOT wait for July 20th..need to sign-up for the Kit Club..

  • Alec Smith

    How magical. I was visiting Port Townsend Washington and found myself in the middle of an amazing crafts fair. It makes you realize what a small world it is.

  • Theresa

    What pretty fabric and such willpower to only come out with one piece. Sounds like a perfect day: craft show and family birthday.

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