Last Thursday I went to AQC with Lyn a girlfriend who also enjoys patchwork. We had a lovely day setting out early and arriving at the beautiful Royal Exhibition Buildings in Melbourne as the doors were opening. The Royal Exhibition Buildings were built and used as the first Parliament House in Australia 1901 the building was restored to its former glory about 15 years ago and makes a lovely backdrop to the beautiful works of art that patchwork quilts are. We spent many hours wondering around the many stall admiring quilts and learning new techniques, but the 6 1/2 hrs the show is open goes very quickly and we had to take a very quick tour of the quilt exhibition......hope the organisers can arrange for longer hours. Yesterday I had a surprise phone call from stall holder telling me that I had won a competition they had run, so now I am looking forward to receiving a kit for a quilt including stitchery.