Thursday, 15 December 2016

Passing it forward

When we did a house exchange in Adelaide, Australia, very kind and sociable neighbours "adopted" us and through them we got to meet more people, to walk in the bush and learn about flora and fauna and to experience the wonderful produce market to the full and altogether have a much more immersive and enjoyable time than otherwise. On venturing out on the first day I was thrilled to discover in the  row of neighbourhood shops a spacious and well stocked quilt shop. (There was also a very nice secondhand book shop). The Quilt Shop ran little evening events to socialise with other quilters, see new projects and learn about additions to the shop wares. Dian accompanied me to these and this was her introduction to quilting and she has gone on to quilt for herself and meet up with sewing friends. A lover of all things quintessentially English she is a Liberty fan and this Christmas sent me pictures of the beautiful Liberties quilt she has made for her mother which, with permission,  I show here.

What a beautiful quilt with well chosen colours.

1 comment:

Julie Fukuda said...

That is a lovely quilt. I love your travel tale. What a great way to build a quilting community.