LateRooms.com - Discover gorgeous textiles at the Australasian Quilt Convention
March 09, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsTextiles and patterned fabrics are set to be the centrepieces of the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne.
Artists from all over the country are preparing for the event, which takes place from April 14th - 17th 2011 at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens.
Organisers state the annual gathering is the biggest of its kind in the country and attracts people from around the globe.
Visitors can expect to see beautiful quilts displaying the techniques and intricacies of the workmanship, as well as the artists' interpretation of the 2011 Seven Deadly Sins theme.
One article will be crowned Best of Show and the winner will be given the National Quilt Award. The title will be announced at the Gala Dinner on Saturday April 16th.
People feeling inspired can participate in classes to learn the art of quilting. Tutors hail from Australia, the US, UK and New Zealand and sessions are held every day during the gathering.
Single day tickets for the Australasian Quilt Convention cost AU$15 and discounts are available for children and concessions. Those hoping to try out the lessons can buy packages that grant entry to classes, the Gala Dinner and welcome cocktail party, as well as collector's badges and food tokens.
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