Don't you love finding treasures. On a trip to Brisbane one day Majella and I made a quick detour to a little antique shop off the Ipswich Motor Way. Dear husband took me there out of the blue one day on our way to Brisbane. Anyway back to the story. Wandering around admiring all the beautiful bits and bobs we came across this darling little cupboard covered in cobwebs and dust. It was calling out to be taken home, so looking at each other we declare - I'm sure we could use it for something. So in the boot it landed,
away from husbands eyes where I have to admit it stayed for some time. Then one day we were standing in the shop, re-arranging and suddenly we say together "a little cupboard would be perfect here". Brain fizz - out to the car I race. As it turned out, and I am sure that you will agree , it is the perfect little home for our jelly rolls. So next time when something calls you - there is a reason, even if you don't know it at the time.
On Tuesday evening Majella and I hopped in the car and zoomed off to Ipswich, on our way to join the Friends of the Ipswich Art Gallery and Australian Quilt Historian Dr Annette Gero for an evening of quilt identification and discussion. Our apologies if you came to the shop and found it closed early, but we couldn't resist this wonderful opportunity. Dr Gero was totally engaging and I am sure that all of the ladies,
including us could have listened to the quilts' wonderful stories all evening.
Imagine our excitement when we walked in the doorway to see Aunty Green's Coverlet staring straight back at us. We were in awe. It truly is the most amazing quilt and we were a little amazed when Dr Gero informed us that it is the first time Aunty Green's coverlet has been on display to the general public. If you haven't made time to go and view the antique quilts from "The Fabric of Society" you should. We will definately be making a return trip to be further inspired by the women before us.
Thanks for reading.........lisa