Monday, 30 July 2012

Sydney Quilt Show

Back in June we visited the Sydney Quilt Show. We go to this show as it is great to see stalls we don't see in Melbourne and fantastic quilts. It is a whole day show for some! Sorry we can't show you any photo's from the show but.........
We did go on an adventure on the Friday. We got up at 4.15am to catch our flight, we don't call that morning, rather middle of the night.
When we arrived in Sydney we were armed with our Google Maps printout and set off for what was meant to be an easy walk to an Antique Shop. Google maps lies!
When we arrived at the shop we were not disapointed in the treasures we found.

This lovely pile of Antique quilts were in really great condition. All were beautifully hand quilted. We don't go to many Antique shops that sell quilts so we were quite happy. Sadly none of these treasures came home with us this trip so they are still waiting for new homes.
Our next find was this gorgeous sampler.
And this one too
This one is a bit hidden
And this was high (they really should provide ladders for us naughty photographers) so had to zoom in.
Sadly none of these came home either, not in our budget. but maybe they will wait for us till next years Sydney trip.............

                                                                       Lisa & Lou

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Quilt and Craft Show, Melbourne

We are so excited by our latest quilt being at the Quilt & Craft Show in Melbourne this week.
Corliss from Threadbear at Catlemaine had our Unknown Quilts on display.

And had the pattern and fabric starter packs on sale too.
These can be purchased online or from the store. Corliss's shop has an abundance of fantastic civil war reproduction fabrics as well as other beautiful fabrics. Well worth a day trip to Castlemaine.

                             Lisa & Lou

Welcome to our blog

Welcome to our blog. 
Max & Louse Pattern Co was started as a way of funding our fabric  addiction collection and our interstate travelling. 

We have been friends for years sewing, laughing and eating together through the joys of quilting.
We have six  children between us, a farm load of animals and two supportive husbands.
We have soooooo many ideas so we figure we can create for the next 100 years!

Lisa has been teaching at Lilly Patches for quite a few years and Lou started last year.
June has been a wonderful support to us and was one of the first shops to welcome us with children in tow so many years ago.

Our blog will be our quilting journey.  We won't bore you with the mundane parts of life, like the horrible "W" word.  We will endeavor to post twice a week with what we are working on, what our students are working on and trips we take. 
We hope you enjoy it.

Lisa & Lou