Our first stop was at my favourite quilt shop Threadbear Patchwork & Quilting in Castlemaine.
They specialise in reproduction quilts of the 1800s and have many original designs from that era that are unique to their shop.
Here's me below smiling after I purchased my goodies....
I could not help myself so I purchased the pattern called Gardenhurst...
They had the sample made up in the shop.
Gorgeous corner in the store...
More of the patterns they offer..
We then went to Bendigo Art Gallery to view The White Wedding Dress exhibition. The dresses which came from the Victoria & Albert Museum ranged in styles from romantic to glamorous to extravagant.
After that we travelled to another couple of quilt shops, each very different in styles of fabrics.
I had never been to Honeysuckle Stained Glass & Patchwork . They had some amazing stained glass which enhanced their patchwork merchandise.
Their stock caters for all tastes.
And finally here is my friend Susan. She makes beautiful quilts, loves reproductions fabrics like me and maybe one day she may share some photos of her work on this blog.