Category Archives: Markets & Exhibitions

Want to WIN some fabulous fabrics from Quilt Market?

Posted under A day in my lifeBlogCompetitions & GiveawaysMarkets & ExhibitionsUncategorized on 2017-10-21 07:08:36

I am soooooooooooo excited! In less than a week I am off to Quilt Market in Houston. After the huge storms they had there earlier in the year we were reassured by QuiltsInc that Quilt Market would go ahead as planned and that we would be very welcome in the city as it rebounds from the devastating floods. It’s always exciting to go to market, but when you know that your tourist dollars will support the city too – who can say no? Certainly not me! 🙂

Quilt Market Houston 2017


Quilt Market is amazing for me because get to see the new ranges that the fabrics designers are bringing to market and I can stock up on gorgeous fabrics to make my Funky Friends samples (that I take to the next market!)

Last market I got some beautiful fabrics and I am going to show you a sneak peek of some of the Toys I will be taking to market myself!

First up is a bright funky range from Valerie Wells called Lucy and Ollie. The instant I saw it I knew it would be brilliant for my Raff Giraffe sewing pattern. I think ALL the colours look AMAZING!

  I can’t pick a favourite!

Raff giraffe sewing pattern sewn in Valorie Wells fabric


At the Robert Kaufman booth I discovered that the Kona Cotton Solid Color of the year 2017 was Flamingo!

Oooh, I know the perfect toy pattern for that!

Kona Cotton Solid Color of the Year 2017


Look how good my Fleur Flamingo toy pattern turned out in Kona Flamingo mixed with some beautiful batik fabric also from Robert Kaufman!

Flamingo toy pattern in Kona Cotton colour of the year 2017


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Come see me at the Intocraft Live Show this week!

Posted under A day in my lifeBlogMarkets & Exhibitions on 2017-03-22 10:44:32

Woohoo! It’s Show Time again here in Brisbane… and look who is in the Intocraft Live Show guide – my NEW Patch Pussy Cat Pattern that I design for Tula Pink’s release of her Tabby Road fabric range.





WHAT: Intocraft Live

WHEN: Wednesday 23 – Sunday 26 March 2017

TIME: 10am – 4pm daily

WHERE: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Glenelg & Merivale Streets, Southbank, Brisbane, Australia!


Show Time is fun for me because I get a chance to get out with my Funky Friends and meet people face to face.

 * You can find me

at Stand F24


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Come and see me at the Brisbane Stitches & Craft Show!

Posted under A day in my lifeBlogMarkets & Exhibitions on 2016-09-29 07:19:29

I’m madly preparing and packing patterns, toy kits and all my softies for the Brisbane Craft & Quilt Fair


Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair 2016

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Funky Friends Factory is coming to AMERICA!!!

Posted under A day in my lifeBlogFFF NewsMarkets & ExhibitionsNEW Softie Patterns on 2015-05-05 22:03:16

I’m so excited because I am going have a booth at the International Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis this year!!!!

International Quilt Market Minneapolis

I have to admit I am also getting a bit nervous about going to America…

It’s such a BIG STEP for me, besides the cost and logistics of getting myself and my Funky Friends half way around the world, the time-frame is making me feel like I have bitten off more than I can chew? BUT …. I guess – you just have to go for it or you get nowhere? 😀

So to celebrate the occasion, I couldn’t resist designing my first

AMERICAN toy pattern ~

Bill the Bald Eagle!

Bald Eagle sewing patternn
The Bald Eagle Pattern is available as an INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF pattern so you can get it right now, download it right NOW and start sewing! : )

You will be able to sew the Bald Eagle real quick too because I have made a detailed photo tutorial to show you how easy it is to sew your own bald eagle toy!
Bald Eagle photo tutorial

I can’t believe I am actually going to be in the USA!

I am still pinching myself!


If any of you are going to be at Quilt Market, I thought I had better let you know where I’ll be so you can come and say g’day to me. I will be at booth 237.

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A fun Melbourne weekend for the Australian Quilt Market!

Posted under A day in my lifeBlogMarkets & Exhibitions on 2014-11-26 06:25:31

Last year I set up the, a collective of Australian designers so we could band together and get to the the Australian Quilt Market in Melbourne. This year I was joined by Michelle Long of Lemon Jellie Stitches.

Pauline McArthur, Michelle Long - Australian Sewing Patterns

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