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Thursday, September 27, 2018

For The Love of The Olde...and Quilts Part One

Yesterday I spent the day with my friend FIONA of BUBZRUGZ in her home town. Their annual celebration of the "Carnival of Flowers" in Toowoomba  also includes other interesting events.....including QUILTS! The top of my list was to visit well known Queensland quilter Robyn Ginn's home to see her wonderful quilts and listen to her impart her process and the stories behind some of her quilts. I warn....MANY PHOTOS!
The entrance to Robyns home.
We were told photos and touching was allowed! How cool was that. There were lots of quaint collections tucked away in every corner.....we loved this table behind the front door. Beautiful cross stitch....embroidery!

Look at how tiny these flying geese are....Fiona doing scale duty! Just thinking about how gave me a headache.
Loved this album of stitching and memories also in the entry.
Beautiful bed quilts all with Robyns wonderful needleturn and hand quilting adorning them.....

Wall quilts.....we loved these poppies....gorgeous!
The detail on this one was beautiful. The flower petals are a linen type fabric.

Fiona admiring this gorgeous reproduction quilt with Robyns twist.
There were quilts that draped....

Kept rocking horses warm.
This quilt was just stunning...sorry there was so much light some photos are not great.
We were amazed at these little hollyhock centres which were tiny log cabin blocks. Once again Fiona's little finger acts as scale guide.....incredible!
Robyns quilts are full of amazing embroidery and details that delight and surprise. Her process is very organic and evolve as she proceeds. She says she doesn't often plan any of her quilts out in entirety.

Some lovely displays....

I adored this beautiful Toymaker....
And Crazy patchwork quilt as well as this quilt of silks.

And some beautiful flowers to thrill us some more....
There was so much so see it was simply amazing. Very inspiring! Makes you proud to be a quilter and to share it with a friend.....wonderful!
Next we were off to the Royal Bulls Head Inn out at Drayton but I shall do Part 2 for that. If you are still with me thank you lol!
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx


  1. How lovely. I went there several years ago. Might of been of her previous house. Was a great day, lots of lovely quilts. I am sure she has made several more since then.

  2. Wow. What a wonderful display. How lovely that you could see it together!

  3. there is so much to see there and just so much detail in her quilts.... was lovely looking at them with you...

  4. Wow Everything about your day must have been wonderful

  5. The quilts are just exquisite…..

  6. Thank you Michelle for the tour - amazing! xx

  7. What an amazing place and so many beautiful quilts!! Lovely to share it with Fiona and thenks for sharing with us too. Love the flowers too.


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