Another hot day, so I headed to the Monbulk Quilt Show in the Dandenong Ranges. It is a great community event with a market outside including a very tempting CFA Sausage Sizzle.
The show is organised by a group centred around Mrs Martin’s Quilt Shop with all proceeds going to the Monbulk CFA. There was a wide variety of quilts on show, lots based on block of the month and other kits. Most were made for family members or just because.
This simple but striking blue and white quilt Anne and Carole’s Weekend Quilt is from a pattern by Maybeth Oxenrider.
I’ve chosen some of the many animals to be found featured or hiding in corners to give you a taste of the show. Perhaps because it is so close to 1 March, there are plenty of rabbits.
After leaving Monbulk I drove along the winding roads over and down the mountain, past many gardens, nurseries and tea rooms. Again I resisted all temptation and instead enjoyed the cool serenity of the tall trees and ferns as I drove steadily on and did not stop until I reached Bayswater.
There a small sign among the yarn bombed trees pointed me in the right direction. The 43rd Knox Art Show included a afternoon tea, a small quilt display and a few shops.
And it was here that I finally gave in and bought delicious freshly cooked scones and some equally delicious threads from new ranges by Cottage Garden Threads from the lovely Marilyn of Patchwork Teahouse.
You probably worked it out, the typography range are named using the NATO Phonetic Alphabet.