I first found out about the event when we passed through Northhampton about 8 years ago and again we were too early for it but being inthe area this time made a point of going.
From the Banksia Dale Farm where we were looking after the animals, to Northhampton it is about 100 klms, so we left fairly early but made a couple of stops on the way to get some gas and I needed some stuff from Spotlight. We also stopped at a rest area about 15 klms out for a cuppa.
When we drove through the town looking for a place to park we were blown away by all the quilts that were hanging off various buildings. We were lucky to find a park next to the supermarket which was also across the road from a lovely park.
We walked down the street to just past the Tourist Bureau and then Lynn continued to the bottom pub where there was a display of vintage cars. I then walked back up the street stopping at more places on the way. Lynn eventually caught up wiht me and then we checked out the display of sewing machines before getting some lovely hamburgers and eating them in the park.
It was a lovely warm day but rather windy which made it tricky to take pictures of some of the outdoor displays.
Apart from the quilts hanging in the street the local quilters had set up displays and stalls in 2 of the halls. There were also a number of stalls in parks around the place. There were also 2 displays of related stuff. A display of lace in one place and a display of tapestry in a church which consisted of all the kneeling pads being covered in lovely tapestry.
|My favourite quilt|
|quilts hanging in the street|
|The local Convent with a double storey quilt display|
|the blocks in this quilt are created by weaving pieces of material|
|Even the blokes got roped in !!!|
|A couple of quilts that caught my eye|
|Quilts hanging from the top verandah of the pub|
|A pattern I would reallllly like to make|