I have been in Wellington again for a few days for a great workshop with members of the Wellington Guild. I was fortunate enough to be taken to Minerva Bookshop in Cuba St Wellington and I was so glad as I had missed it by about one block on my first visit.
Unfortunately the owner Anne Scott wasn't there as I would have liked to have met her. She is also the founder of NZ Quilter which is a great magazine. However Clare Smith - who's work I have always admired was in there browsing so I was introduced to her and we had a nice chat.
The store is great with hundreds of textile related titles - many of which I hadn't seen before to browse which was great. Also some really interesting magazines which I had heard about but haven't seen like Selvage and 3Fold. Wellington textile artists are really lucky to have access to such a great store.
Some great textile bits and pieces too.
Also on in the store there was an exhibition called Illumination – which was a NANZQ challenge and there were some really creative and inspiring quilts on display. I think the exhibition is about to finish so it can go to the Quilt & Craft Fair next week i Hamilton so watch out for it if you are going. I will be there on Thursday just visiting too.
Grabbed some crispy and tasty fish from across the road and headed back to class and I really look forward to seeing some of the finished quilts very soon.