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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday's Treasures,International Women's Day and Colour Swap Parcel Received.


I hope your Tuesday is moving along nicely. Today's Treasure I want to share with you involves the Centenary of International Women's Day here in West Australia. There are many celebrations around the state today plus 100 women were inducted into the hall of fame. You can check out the site about the Centenary celebrations here.

Our local library joined in and the staff created a  stunning quilting display. There were many quilts some just tops at the moment but all just so lovely. I took a few photo's to share with you. Some of the quilts didn't show up as bright as they were in real life. Lots of lights on in the library today plus with all the windows it dulled them a bit.

Doesn't this make you just want to sit down and read a book.

I loved this quilt, lots of floral material with little flowers embroidered around the edge.

Lovely hand quilting. Someone had patience to do all this.

This display was in the office upstairs. Lots of inspiration.

This sewing caddy is stunning.

I liked this one, unfortunately it doesn't show the true colours, it is much brighter purple and yellow. I love that this quilt is relatively simple. I guess it is just getting the colour balance correct.

I loved this one, it wasn't a huge quilt. Lots of yo-yo's were made for this.

This one had lots of hand embroidery done on it. This is another quilt that is actually brighter.

The final one. Lots of quilts to Treasure on this the Centenary of International Women's Day.

Make sure you check out what Treasure's people are showing today at Melody's blog.

Colour Swap Parcel
Another thing I want to share with you today is that my parcel I sent to my Colour Swap partner Vanessa arrived yesterday. You can check out her reaction to her parcel on her blog.

Now Vanessa chose Blue for her colour. Here is her parcel already to go. Wrapped in Blue ribbon and paper.

We had to include a Fat Quarter, I chose a soft blue with birds on it. Some thread and some blue food. I put  in some Berry Blue Jelly and a Freddo Frog. I couldn't let the parcel go without some Blue Ric-Rac.

 After reading Vanessa's blog I discovered she loves gardening so I embroidered this.It is a design from the "Garden Grannies" Signature Series Volume 24 from Cactus Punch. This design took 81 minutes to stitch out.

The design was appliqued onto a journal cover I made.

Inside I made a embroidered tag, which is attached by some Blue Ric-Rac.

Now we were supposed to only add one Blue item but I couldn't resist making this little Teacup Mat for Vanessa. These designs are from Debbie Mumm Bernina Card Number 124.

Thank you for being my swap partner Vanessa.

Happy days.
Bev C


BubzRugz said...

I loved visiting the quilt display with you.... thanks.
Great swap items....

Anonymous said...

what a lovely display of quilts and what a lovely swap parcel,well done.

Christine M said...

I would never of thought of sending jelly! My parcel arrived from Pat today and Jan has received what I sent her. When I get a chance I'll put it up in my blog. Hugs, Christine

Anita said...

Hi Bev, I haven't been to the library yet, but by your photo's they've done a great job displaying them. Thanks for sharing.

Melody said...

Thanks for everything you shared today. The gifts you sent were very inventive and I love the gardening journal.
What a fabulous way to celebrate International Women's day.

Shiree said...

what lovely gifts you sent to Vanessa bev, well done, I am sure she is revelling in her goodies.
what a fantastic idea, having a quilt exhibition at the local library, great idea!... and a perfect place.

Maria said...

Thank you for taking me with you to the quilt show.

Great BLUE things you received in your parcel.

Terriaw said...

I saw on the news that it is International Womens Day but I have no idea what that means. I love it when local libraries serve as galleries to showcase handcrafted work. What a treasure to get to see such a variety of work with these quilts! Love your blues parcel too - so fun.

KAYLEE said...

Beautiful quilts Bev, thankyou for sharing. Cheers Kaylee

Farm Girl said...

Your machine embroidery is beautiful, makes a lovely gift. What a stunning display at the library, I really love the yoyo one, but they are all lovely aren't they.

Cheryll said...

OMG..Bev..please be my partner next time...lol... your gifts were beautiful!

Anonymous said...

My heart goes skippety skip at the display they had in the office - isn't that adorable. Love the garden notebook and tag and your packages are very blue!

Happy day to you Bev x

Mylene said...

Thanks for sharing all the pics...what a beautiful display!
Such a great parcel you sent out for your partner.

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hello. Lovely quilts! blessings,Kathleen

Sue said...

Delightful "Chantelle", I feel like I went along with you to see all those yummy quilts.
How fabbo are all those blue goodies too.
I'm quilting at Avalon early July, maybe we could catch up again.

Val said...

Just looking around at the Tuesday Treasures. The quilts on display look amazing. I really liked the sewing caddy. Your swap garden journal is lovely. The book mark is cute.

Simone de Klerk said...

I recognize the cup on the last picture (o: