You’d think after decades of tutoring quilt classes that have had me negotiating the backways and byways of country Victoria and some of New South Wales, and the more recent actual being a resident of Central Victoria, that I’d be able to negotiate my way from point a] Castlemaine to point b]’wherever’ without getting myself lost, and that’s usually the case … unless I’m heading for somewhere in Ballarat
which was apparently laid out by a madman without the aid of a compass or sense of direction
[ and it doesn’t help when the internet instructions think one will arrive there faster by driving through a pedestrian mall ]
Thankfully my destination was the bright haven of light & colour that is Ballarat Patchwork, nearest nominated drop-off point for quilts going down to Jeff’s Shed for the Vic Quilters’ Exhibition next Thursday – Sunday.
There are apparently three quilt shops in Ballarat. This one was new to me, being in a part of the town I’ve never has reason to visit. Today was a fast ‘drop & run’ but I will definitely be having a closer look on my return visit to collect my quilt – and at least next time I’ll know where I’m headed … but I’m taking Nadie and her GPS along just in case.