A few favourite finds...
Introducing ~ As Roses Bloom (PART 2)

More from AQC...

For those of you who couldn't get there, I thought I'd share a few happy snaps from my time at AQC last week.

As you know, I spent the week with Marilyn and Ann-Marie from The Patchwork Teahouse. I had a wonderful 4 days with them, meeting stitching ladies from far and wide. The stand was brimming with fabric, patchwork and other goodies. I feel very fortunate to have been invited along and am thrilled to have been able to showcase my designs at AQC for the very first time. (You can see a few little snippets of my "As Roses Blooms" quilt below. I have a little quilting left to finish, before I do the big reveal!!)

The Patchwork Teahouse AQC 

Marilyn was also displaying this gorgeous design by Leanne Knell of Petals and Patches. Leanne has used Summertime Friends by Lynette Anderson for this beautiful quilt. She has named it "Summer Rain". Click on the photo for a closer look at the beautiful stitchery! I especially love all the brollies in the border! Did you see Leanne at the Homespun stand? I whisked her away for just a moment, so I could take this photo to introduce her to you.

Leanne Knell Petals and Patches
Libby Richardson of Artsmart Craft Cottage was at AQC too. She was demonstrating fabric painting at the Blue Willow Cottage stand and holding daily fabric painting workshops. AQC also saw the launch of her single bed quilt design "Snuggle Bugs"! There were 2 versions to be seen. The quilt on the left shows the Blue Willow Cottage version (and Libby with Rhonda and Chrissy from Blue Willow Cottage). On the right you can see the centre panel of the original "Snuggle Bugs" as created by Libby. It lives at The Patchwork Teahouse. Kits are available for both versions. 

Snuggle Bugs AQC

I also had the chance to meet these gorgeous ladies, Jackie and Carmel from Blueberries,Wyong NSW. I've been following Blueberries on facebook for a little while now and was happy to have had the chance to say hello in person. I think I fell in love with just about every piece of fabric they brought to AQC! It's awfully difficult to resist such temptation. 

Blueberries AQC
I'm looking forward to next year's AQC already!

Until next time,

Melissa  x

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