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Thread: Looking for farm life quilters in Australia!

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    Looking for farm life quilters in Australia!

    My parents and my husband and I want to visit Australia within the next couple years. My parents still farm and my husband and I were both raised on farms. ...and my mom and I both quilt. 😍 We would like information about where to find off-the-beaten path agricultural things to do, possibly even a farm stay. Any information you can help us with would be appreciated. We are looking at visiting during the June or July months. And, of course, we'd like to see a kangaroo or two! Thanks!
    laura
    ~Laura

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    Oh golly wish i could remember the name of a group with Aussie quilters in it. pretty sure it was yahoo one. and one quilter was so funny. she posted here daily travails on her farm animals to keep us all laughing while quilting. We told her she should write a book!! i printed many of her stories out.
    search for yahoo forums and aussie ones. Good luck!!!!

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    The Aussies produce a great quilting magazine. I think they are still in production, I have many of the older copies.

    The bugs are supposedly huge, mosquitoes have a bad reputation there.

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    well we have some Aussie quilters on this forum. hopefully they will chime in soon.

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    I live in Far North Queensland, Australia-the tropics. Close to the Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Around our area is mainly sugar cane harvesting but an hours drive up on the Tablelands dairy farming,macadamia, coffee and tea plantations. There are farm stays as have seen them advertised. I will see what else I can find out for you although I am pretty busy with quilting projects and also off next week to Singapore but when I get back at Easter I will see what I can put together for you. There is certainly a diverse range of farming techniques up here in the Far North.

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    I suggest doing a search for "agritourism Australia". This is one of the sites....

    http://www.austfarmtourism.com

    My DIL knows a quilter in New Zealand...close but not quite....good luck on a trip of your lifetime...
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    Isn't June and July winter there?
    I love my life!

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