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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Braidwood Quilt Event...Annual Airing of the Quilts...Braidwood, New South Wales

Last weekend we were passing through Braidwood and were lucky enough to view Airing of The Quilts an annual Quilt Event in Braidwood...

The entire town is classified by the National Trust and Braidwood is the first complete town to be listed on the NSW State Heritage Register. Braidwood also boasts the fact that it still retains most of the Georgian town plan, one of the last left in Australia. The rural life and charm of the town is carried on against many fine examples of 19th century architecture.




Many quilts were on display hanging from the balconies in the village...
enjoy these pics of the quilts!!!

Double Irish Chain...



Where are the Belisho Beacons...




One of the fine old buildings in the street...


Vintage quilts outside 'Braidwood Times'...

Looking front on to the Braidwood Times building...

Even the footpath outside is old timber pieces...

Cute cottage garden...

We thought we'd wander over to this quiet little corner across the road...

and hanging over the railing was this gorgeous Christmas Quilt!!!

The lady on the stall...whose name is Kitty...offered to hold it up for JoJo...
turns out that she has a holdiday house in our area and offered to call in sometime when she is down this way!!! 

One of the borders!!!
I just love this quilt!!!

She was such a kind lady she offered JoJo a Shortbread Christmas tree and a Candy Cane which just thrilled her to bits!!!
Thank you so much Kitty...it's lovely to meet you!!!
We had a wonderful time viewing the quilts...strolling through the town and look forward to perhaps going there next year!!!

Braidwood was so inspiring to visit..I'm keen to get quilting!!!

21 comments:

Kath said...

That was an amazing archair tour, I loved it all. That Christmas quilt is just a work of art, but I confess to having a soft spot for the hexie one :-D

Fer said...

What a lovely diversion!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING DEAREST! Or rather, good day for you? Oh, I need my international clock next to me!!It looks like such a fun event and THAT FIRST BLUE QUILT IS GORGEOUS!

Have a peaceful and lovely day, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OOOO A HAZELNUT MACAROON? Wow. Life offers so many delights to our senses! And you like my horses? I want a white horse. That is only a dream though!!!

HAPPY SUNDAY DEAR ONE! Anita

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow..wow..wow!! each one is amzaing and unique..how beautiful!! Very cool!Thanks for sharing this magic..they are all wonderfully creative!
victoria~

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love the building, so pretty! The quilt is just gorgeous!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Kristin XO

Chookyblue...... said...

wow thanks for sharing..........looks great.........

Maree: said...

I've always wanted to go to the Airing of the Quilts but it's too far away...The Quilts look Fabulous don't they....
cheers

Jeni said...

hi Dzintra
how beautiful ...when i was a little girl we stayed weekends at Braidwood & Magers Creek ...what a great weekend you all had

Notjustnat said...

Lucky you! I would like to visit it one day. What lovely quilts - XOXO Nat

Margaret said...

So many designs and so many beautiful colours, you certainly had a lovely day. Thanks for the journey the photos were splendid.

Terry said...

Thankyou for the visit to Braidwood and the Quilts.

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Thank you for the tour of Braidwood and the quilts. Love the old buildings and pavements.
I loved the Christmas quilt too.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Susan: My Food Obsession said...

These Quilts are beautiful! There are some really talented people out there. I look forward to learning how to sow and making my own quilt one day.

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

They are all so beautiful D. And with that glorious sunshine and those bare toes I see a perfect day.
Keep us up to date on your quilting with a little sunshine and sand to remind us that Spring is just around the corner... a very snowy corner that is.
Susan x

A Quilter Awakens said...

Lovely pictures! Karmen

RitaGri said...

Segas ir brīnišķīgas!
Un Ziemassvētku noskaņa arī jūsu pusē!
Sveicieni no baltās Latvijas!
Rita

Micki said...

What incredible eye candy! I love the Christmas quilt...It is stunning!
Micki

Carla said...

HI Dzintra, What a tour. Incredible quilts, I love how they hang them over the balconies. The Italians do a similiar thing with their best tablecloth during the religious festivals. Carla

aussiequilter said...

what a great visit you had! I just love these old towns and all the wee surprises you find. cheers Teri

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Oh how gorgeous Dzintra! That town is divine! I love visiting towns like that. Displaying the quilts like that is a true airing in every sense. I think my favorite one is the Christmas one! How fun! I bet Jojo was in heaven!
xxxVicki

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