Last Day at Sydney Wholesale Quilt Expo.

4 Jun

DSCF0045Hi Everyone,

Well, this is what a wholesale quilt market looks like, this is just a small area and what a great variety of stands there were. Kevin and I have been very impressed and whilst it would be very difficult to make a comparison with the Houston market, which is vast, we feel this has enabled us to network with companies in this part of Australasia, and let’s be honest the freight from here to New Zealand is more economic that from USA.

DSCF0055Pictured above is Nikki, we have just packed in our bags some of the scrummy ceramic buttons we have bought from her stall, Christmas Trees, Hearts and Stars, along with some super patterns which we are going to be using in classes as well as 2 super gadgets, one for holding your scissors and the other for your glasses, but more about those in the next post, and below are more pictures of Nikki’s very attractive stand.

DSCF0052DSCF0054Finally, I have also posted the pictures of the aisle where our agents had their stands, we have just heard from Cheryl at Sawmillers that there are 6 boxes of fabric waiting for us to unpack and we know these are from these agents, you can see how hard these people work, taking orders and showing the retailers the latest in fabrics available.

DSCF0049DSCF0047Just as I am signing off I have also put pictures of some of the quilts that have been on display, and I am looking forward to seeing you when you come and visit  Sawmillers and Stonestead, Kevin has packed the fabric we are bringing back with us and we are hoping that we shan’t have to pay too much in excess baggage, so until next time,

Happy Quilting.



6 Responses to “Last Day at Sydney Wholesale Quilt Expo.”

  1. julz 4 June, 2009 at 10:27 am #

    Hi Yvonne & Kevin – great to hear that you are having a wonderful time and bringing back lots of goodies for us to ooh and aah over and tempt us to PURCHASE 🙂
    Looking forward to seeing you at club on Saturday Yvonne and hearing more about your trip.
    Hugs Jxox

    • Yvonne Matthews 4 June, 2009 at 10:45 am #

      Hi Julie
      Lovely to hear from you & pleased you have enjoyed hearing about the trip, some beautiful fabrics & lots of other interesting stuff, I am looking forward to seeing you on Saturday
      Yvonne & Kevin

    • Yvonne Matthews 4 June, 2009 at 10:24 pm #

      Hi Dianne,
      Forgot to say we also have some ‘Christmas Capers’ buttons on order, as well as new range of threads, including variegated & accent.
      See you in class tomorrow

  2. Di Barnden 4 June, 2009 at 8:52 pm #

    HI there
    ooh ooh oohh
    cannot wait to see the new goodies – I love the buttons already…looking forward to catching up…..

  3. Denniele 7 June, 2009 at 1:27 am #

    Hi There,

    I am envious of all the goodies you will be sharing. Dianne took good notes and share with me! Yvonne, hope both you and Kevin had a wonderful trip.


    • Yvonne Matthews 8 June, 2009 at 8:25 am #

      Hi Denniele,
      We had a great time, attending the VIP evening, meeting pattern designers and selecting fabrics, notions and buttons!! I am sure you will hear about it from Dianne, hope you had a good time at the wedding, thanks, Yvonne

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