Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Follow up to the showing in Melbourne

Our '50 years of flower power' piece went on show once again last week, this time at the Craft & Quilt Fair in Melbourne (Victoria, Australia).

I received fabulous feedback from so many people who dropped by my stand, and I appreciated that they sought me out as, for most of the show, I was busy there, on the other side of the venue to where the artwork was hanging.  

We again received lots of lovely entries in the Flower Power comments book, and I typed them up while sitting at the airport waiting for my flight home.  They follow below, along with a few new photos taken during the show: 

Just beautiful.
Just amazing.
I am blown away.  Pat from Western Australia
50 years of flower power - I didn't think I was that old to remember.  Well done.  Fantastic.
Very bright, and pretty, and well done.
Amazing work ladies!
Brilliant colours.  Well done.
Absolutely beautiful!
Absolutely beautiful. Amazing work Ladies.
Wonderful, beautiful - so much to look at and take in.  Susan, Geelong
So many hours and so much passion in this piece.
I like it!!!!!!!
They are amazing!!

Fantastic display - great work.  JS  
Absolutely Amazing.  Congratulations.
Very, very pretty - so colourful.
I might try a smaller one.  Dot.
Wow.  So inspiring.  I just want, have to do some, it's my cup of tea. Wow, wow.
This work is SO inspiring.
What a masterpiece!!!
A wonderful example of International craft co-operation.  SM
By far the best thing at the show - GROOVY   ☮  ★ 
I absolutely love this wall hanging.  Bought the  books.  Not game yet.  Don't know where to start.  Myra
Stunning - a real pleasure to look at.   Gail
I love it!  I want one!
So colourful and varied!  Thanks to all who made parts of this lovely work of art.
Amazing crocheting, it is so Beautiful.
Fantastic.  As lovely as the red poppies for ANZAC Day!
So inspiring!  Love the bright colours.  Angela
I'm awed at the hard work all contributors put into this great project.  Thanks for providing this feast for my eyes!  Joanne
I came to the fair mainly to see this piece of ART. It is so inspiring and beautiful. I myself do freeform crochet and knitting, and I love your work. Thanks!!!
Love the bright colours and different shapes, and the thought of putting it all together!  June (from Adelaide)
Absolutely stunning - Loved it!  Ann 
Spectacular - Love it!  Di
fabulous!  inspiring!! Maree (Traralgon)

This is absolutely beautiful, inspiring; it made me smile.
Absolutely fabulous.  Very creative.  Love it
What an incredible piece of work!  Susan B, Columbus, Ohio
A lovely colourful wall hanging from such a lot of people throughout the world.
Stunning, vitrant creation - from a world of talented people.  
Lovely to see.  Tricia (from NZ) and Jennie (WA) 
Just divine - I wish I was this talented.  Caitlin
Wow!  I didn't realize it was still all out there.  Shirley (NSW)
Love your work!  CREATIVE MINDS ROCK. 
Great work guys!  
I wish I had this on my wall - inspirational.
Fantastic work.

Amazing work.
Colour in drab Melbourne - thank God!!!
Love it!
A beautiful kaleidoscope
Made a special effort to find this piece.  So colourful and vibrant, use of different techniques.  Always an old hippie at heart.  Wendy, Deans Marsh
They say if you can remember it, you weren't really there!!!
What colourful creativity - and such fun too!
Wonderful day, very enjoyable, my favourite part was the wall - bright and colourful. 

A truly spectacular display.  Indescribably beautiful.
Underbelievable ;-) 
I came especially to visit my flower and all her friends.  Thanks Prudence for the amazing opportunity to collaborate.
Came just for this, and it's everything!!
All I can say is WOW!  Sally, Tatting Guild
Incredible! A wall of happiness. Lois and Tess
Absolutely FANTASTIC.  *WOW*    Amanda from Gippsland
As above..LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.  Very smart ladies.   Colleen, Gippsland, Victoria
Very imaginative & spectacular.
Absolutely Amazing
What a great 'experiment' in love, free love.
Fabulous.  A stunning display of wonderfully talented artists.  Awesome does not cover the spectacle.
I could look at this for hours and discover little pieces of awesome that I hadn't noticed before.  Well done!  This is spectacularly colourful.  Sarah, South Gippsland
Great Creation. 
What an inspiration!  Fab! 
Absolutely Amazing  
It has inspired me to learn to Crochet!   Sue
Love the iconic references to many eras.
Absolutely amazing!  Inspiring!  Love it all!
Absolutely incredible.  Fantastic!

Absolutely Brilliant in ALL ASPECTS!
Stunningly Beautiful.
Absolutely fabulous - amazing.  Mayra
Stunning art work.  1 off
It is amazing to see the real thing; well done Prudence on a great job putting it all together.  Very proud to have had a hand in this. KM
Simply Amazing!! 
Even more amazing seeing it 'live' - Congratulations.  Susan from the Tatters' Guild
Really lovely.   Josie, Bairnsdale, Vic
Impressive team effort.  Well done.  Love it.
Bright, creative, imaginative, colour explosion.  Love the diversity coming together in one big organic piece.  WOW!!

What a brilliant display of a beautiful era.   
Love it!
Awe inspiring!  Love it Love it Love it.  Go flower power!
Just brilliant - what a beautiful celebration!
Amazingly fabulous.  Cristina
A feast for my Old Eyes.  Betty (86 years young) 
Wow.  Lots 'n lotsa flowers, very colourful, almost yellow brick road. 
I love the flowers so much.  Mio     

From our hearts and souls, we truly are inspired by the beauty of the creativity, and THANK YOU for bringing us JOY in the moment!  WE LOVE IT Marg & Maryanne ...(below) who, incidentally, are organizing another handcrafted tea cozy exhibition and sale at the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre in 2016, to aid the Australian Red Cross.  Deadline for submissions to 'Teavotion' is late January, and the exhibition runs from February 24 to March 20).  
I'm hoping to get something made for it this time; perhaps you can too

Awesome, beautiful and clever.
Absolutely fabulous.
The greens and botanists rejoice!
Such a wonderful piece; it is absolutely gorgeous, and very inspiring.
Wow!  how vibrantKeep up the good work!! xxx
Wonderful work, well done, great team effort.
"Phenomenal" and so much love - proof that without the "human" touch things like this can't be "manufactured" in a factory.  It's a must to keep this kind of love alive.
Absolutely beautiful.
Good team effort and well done.
I second that, and more!
It is a lovely piece.  The detail and handwork involved must have been enormous.  Truly amazing.  I wish that I was as patient as all of those involved in creating this work of art!
I think I might have been from the flower power years! Absolutely love it.  Appreciate all the hours of handwork.  GW
This is STUNNING!  Love it so much!  A very beautiful piece of art,  It is an art.  collaboration and brilliant Ideas!  Tiffany    

...the Melbourne event finished on Sunday, and now our collaborative wallhanging is now on its way north.  It will be on display again next week (Thursday to Sunday) at the Craft & Quilt Fair in Canberra ...and then it will continue on from there, to be displayed again the following week at the Stitches and Craft Fair in Newcastle final photo below, of shoppers at my retail stand at the C&Q Fair in Melbourne last week 



  1. Absolutely fantastic. I love creating scrumbles and make them into rugs.

  2. c'est tout simplement une merveille. un grand bravo pour la réalisation.


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