Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The Schoolhouse Quilter's Exhibition
If you were in Brookfield this past weekend, you may have been lucky enough to pop into the Schoolhouse Quilter's Exhibition, which was set in the beautiful Brookfield Hall (a very pretty heritage listed building and the perfect place to hold an exhibition).
One of our very talented BrisStyle members, Robyn of Hot Fudge, was one of those taking part in the exhibition, which was a roaring success, with a gorgeous display of bright sunny weather to grace the weekend, and an even more gorgeous display inside the Brookfield Hall, which was a kaleidascope of quilting colour!
The crowds on Saturday morning were very large and kept the girls in the sales room quite busy - so much so that Robyn didn't even have the chance to stop to take some photos. However, to give you an idea of the loveliness on offer, Robyn sold many many of these sweet little booties.
And is now very busy restocking her Etsy shop after seriously depleting her stock of wonderful children's clothing and accessories.
The exhibition was enjoyed by all who came and most people took advantage of the refreshments room or sitting outside under the marquee, renewing their strength with cups of coffee and tea and enjoying lovely sandwiches and home baked slices.
For the first time, this year the Schoolhouse Quilters invited the local primary schools to participate in a competition to make a quilt using the theme of fire prevention (as the proceeds from the charity raffle quilt this year went to the local bushfire brigade.
As Robyn herself puts it, "frankly, we were gobsmacked when the entries poured in from little children in Grade Three - 7 and 8 years of age - and this was their first attempt at making a quilt. My hat goes off to those dedicated school teachers who guided their pupils in such a way that the enthusiasm oozes out of the finished products".
Overall, the event was a huge success. And by the sounds of it, there is now a whole new generation appreciating the craft of quilting! Well done Robyn, and thanks for sharing the experience with us :)