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Thread: How many Aussies on this board - and other questions.

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    Junior Member Caer Urfa's Avatar
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    We seem to be getting more and more Aussies on board. How many from different states do we have? I see there are a few from Ipswich. I was born and grew up there but have been a Brisbanite for the last 55 years.

    Another question - for the Victorians. I will be in Melbourne in a month's time. Are there any quilt shops I should be visiting. As I will be staying in Docklands I need to be able to reach them by public transport.

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    i need some special places to visit in tassie in may--i can give you info on adelaide

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    Another Aussie here...living on the Gold Coast but originally from South Australia..the South East :)

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    I'm from Canberra if you ever come this way.

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    I live 100 klms east of Perth WA

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    Hi Caer Urfa, I am in Melbourne. There are a few good shops near town.
    http://www.designerstitch.com.au/fabric-shops/vic.html
    Most of these are near public transport.
    http://www.designerstitch.com.au/fabric-shops/vic.html
    This shop is fabulous - and they hold regular workshops.
    Also go to Brunswick St, Rose St Markets, Abbotsford Convent Shirt and Skirt Markets!
    http://www.harvesttextiles.com.au/home.html
    And there is a place that does hand dyed embroidery cottons - will try to find it for you.
    PM me if you want a shopping companion. . . .
    and also, there is the
    http://melbournemodernquiltguild.com/
    if you want to sit and sew, or post a request for sources, or check out what is already posted there.
    Cheers
    Rainy
    PS There is a get together planned for this saturday in Melbourne - the 16th of April.
    I will be at the Shrine on Anzac Day, which is in the city.

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    Junior Member Caer Urfa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainy Day
    Hi Caer Urfa, I am in Melbourne. There are a few good shops near town.
    http://www.designerstitch.com.au/fabric-shops/vic.html
    Most of these are near public transport.
    http://www.designerstitch.com.au/fabric-shops/vic.html
    This shop is fabulous - and they hold regular workshops.
    Also go to Brunswick St, Rose St Markets, Abbotsford Convent Shirt and Skirt Markets!
    http://www.harvesttextiles.com.au/home.html
    And there is a place that does hand dyed embroidery cottons - will try to find it for you.
    PM me if you want a shopping companion. . . .
    and also, there is the
    http://melbournemodernquiltguild.com/
    if you want to sit and sew, or post a request for sources, or check out what is already posted there.
    Cheers
    Rainy
    PS There is a get together planned for this saturday in Melbourne - the 16th of April.
    I will be at the Shrine on Anzac Day, which is in the city.
    Thanks, that is great information. I will be in Melbourne from 8 to 14 May. Could have timed it better and included the craft fair but I did a bit of damage to the bank balance here at the Brisbane one a couple of weeks ago. I'll see how I go, might take you up on the shopping buddy.

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    Junior Member Caer Urfa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by woody
    I'm from Canberra if you ever come this way.
    I've always wanted to go to Floriade and have been thinking of trying for it this year so could be there yet.

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    Sydney here! There are a couple great quilt stores around my area for anybody visiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caer Urfa
    Quote Originally Posted by woody
    I'm from Canberra if you ever come this way.
    I've always wanted to go to Floriade and have been thinking of trying for it this year so could be there yet.
    That would be fun! :D I went last year with one of the quilting board members from the States, it would be fun to do it again.

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    I'm from SA, live in Blakeview which is north of Adelaide between Elizabeth and Gawler. We have a spare bed if anyone wants to visit!!!

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    Hi I'm from Wodonga on the NSW/VIC boarder, I live in Vic and work in NSW, I probably count as two states!!!
    What sort a things would you like to see/do in Melbourne, Cheap/good priced fabric, Inspiration, interesting shops, I have my favorites so let us know then we can send you in the right direction.

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    Look at http://amitiegirl.blogspot.com/ The shop is amitiť Textiles 281 Centre Road, Bentleigh
    Victoria 3204

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemma
    i need some special places to visit in tassie in may--i can give you info on adelaide
    Tasmania here. When in May are you coming to Tas jemma, would be happy to tell you places to see

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    http://www.amitie.com.au/a/home
    is on a train line - bit of a trek tho. There is one in Carlton, will post it when I remember it.

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    I am in NSW at Ulladulla.
    My brother lives in Melbourne so I hope to see some shops next time I visit.

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    I'm not one, but I do have one. I've also had 2 queensland heelers, does that count??? Hee Hee. I hope you visit your beautiful country in the near future :-D :-D :-D :-D

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    Hi I live in Melbourne and we just had a get together today with some of the ladies on the board. Perhaps we could orgainise another get together and we could all meet up again if you are interested.

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