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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Quilts at the Art Gallery

Today I spent a brilliant day here..
at the Queensland Art Gallery to view the quilts from the collection of the Victorian and Albert Museum and loans from other UK museums and the Rajah Quilt from the collection of the National Gallery in Canberra.
Photography was not permitted so a postcard was bought to give you a little taste.
In one of the other viewing rooms is a wonderful exhibition by well known Aussie Designer Ruth Stoneley who will always have a special place in my heart. The exhibition is the work of her son. It was lovely to see.
I was in great company with my stitching friends, Jackie, Lorel, Sandra, Anne and yours truly. Gaye had left for her train in this piccie.

Here we are waiting patiently for our "Patchwork Plate" for lunch.
The plate...
I was very good and had mineral water.....driving later you see!
We all agreed it felt really special to be a stitcher and be joined by that invisible thread to all these amazing stitchers and quilters. I was also very fortunate and delighted to run into an old friend of mine who now has the wonderful job of conducting tours around our beautiful gallery....loved seeing you Trish (and she is a fellow blogger).
I went with some early "birthday cash" and so I thought what better than to remember a special day out with friends than with this gorgeous book.
Ohhh! It is so beautiful. Many hours of pouring over these photos and reading are in store here. All in all a simply wonderful day. If you live in the Brisbane area and haven't been, treat yourself. You will not be sorry.
Lastly I just have to share this beautiful photo of my son and his children....I love it and want it in my journal.
Blessings Michelle xxx


  1. lucky you going to the exhibition and in good company too. Looks like you had a ball.
    Beautiful pic of your son and his babies.

  2. what a wonderful day you had Michelle,and love that pic of your son and his children,i tell you what your little GS would make a terrific model,he is a natural.xx

  3. I would love to see the Rajah quilt. Just the history of it is amazing. Sounds like you all had a lovely day. Gorgeous photo of your son and grandchildren.

  4. Oh you lucky girl! I'd love to see that exhibition.
    What a gorgeous photo, I think you should have it framed as well.

  5. I'm looking forward to getting the the exhibition - I did the Ruth Stonely one and listened to Adam Stonely talk about growing up with his mum. What a gorgeous photo Michelle.

  6. Lucky you, I would love to see that exhibition! That's a lovely family photo.

  7. Glad you enjoyed it..(I was sure you would!)

  8. Sounds like a lovely gallery to visit with friends . Really beautiful photo of your son and his children :-)

  9. Sounds like you had a perfect day...making memories with friends while going back in history with quilts...a wonderful day indeed!! A beautiful photo of your son and grandones...a beautiful family. Happy stitching! hugs from Michigan

  10. Wow, sounds like a wonderful day. Three gorgeous boys together is so lovely to see.

  11. What a way to spend the day with friends. We have the Texas Quilt Museum about an hour from us. Hubby has been asking if I want to go. I just might have to take him up on it. What a beautiful family you have my dear.

  12. Gorgeous photo of the family Michelle.

    I really want to see that exhibition and hope its coming my way at some point. Sounds like you had a lovely day!

  13. Beautiful family photo Michelle. Looks like a wonderful day out. Thanks for the stitcheries. Hugs....

  14. It was such fun to run into you there Michelle, and I'm glad you had a great day with your group of stitchers. I'll have to try that lunch myself one day soon!
    PS Thanks for joining my Blog.

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  16. That must be a wonderful exhibition. Glad you were able to see it. And catch up with friends.
    Love the family pic, too!

  17. what fun.... I am going in a couple of weeks with the bus trip.... so looking forward to it...
    lovely picture of your son and childrens....

  18. So glad you got to go... it is definitely worth it isn't it? I just love the quilts and could pour over them for hours and hours.
    Just adore that photo of your son and his boys. xx

  19. What a wonderful day Michelle, and a wonderful exhibition. I was very lucky to receive a magnet and fabric from a swap friend who attended. She too said how wonderful it was


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