Luckily as I had pre ordered tickets my Mum and I got in fairly quickly, but for those who had to buy a ticket there was a very long queue.
I took quite a few hurried photo's, so these are the less blurred pictures.
I hope the artist's will not mind me sharing their beautiful work as I don't have all their names.
This is The Ground Zero quilt by Lois Jarvis, it places the pictures of 621 individuals who perished at the world trade center.You can read more about this artists work here http://www.loisjarvisquilts.com/GZQ/gzq.html
A face in Patch work.
This is a sea of bonnets each one hand embroidered with the name and date of the women who were sent away to Australia from the UK on the convict ships.
In some cases they only committed petty crimes, such as stealing bread.
A demonstration area
There was also lots of tempting stalls, so I did buy a few silk fibers and a book on European Quilts!
After all the excitement of the show it was back to my own work and I completed my "Thread Life" painting.