|f.l.t.r: Karin, Me, Iessie and Angie (Karin's daughter)|
We only got back to our lodge after 11 pm dead tired but then next morning we were up early to experience the convention. Clever this time, we contracted a taxi driver to take us to and from wherever we needed to be, so a lot of stress relief doing it this way. I didn't take too many photos inside as one can never be too sure whether it is allowed or not. I could unfortunately not take any photos of the quilts but heck these were stunningly beautiful and I thought a good mix of techniques to suit everybody's taste. The best part of any festival and this convention is meeting up with old friends and seeing familiar faces.
After shopping as if we don't have shops in Bloemfontein Karin and I had time to explore the rest of Emperor's Palace which somewhere over the weekend was called Caesars Palace and Gallagher Estate!! The bottom line being, we were not in Bloemfontein!
From my point of view our very first International Quilt Convention was well executed and done in a professional manner. The people who did courses enjoyed it thoroughly and I enjoyed the vendors and variety. I have so many new toys to play with! A huge thank you to Angie who took over the driving back home. Karin and I vowed that in future contact with Johannesburg will be done via the post unless Angie can come along and chauffeur us through the city traffic.