Material Obsession is a typical inner west suburban house that has been converted into a shop. There are 3 small rooms and a corridor which are filled from floor to ceiling with fabrics, notions, samples of work for classes, rulers ,threads, pre-cut pieces of wool felt etc and something I had not seen before, pre cut paper hexagons and other shapes in a variety of sizes...no more downloading or drawing, then, cutting out papers!!! (since then I have seen these paper shapes sold elsewhere too..)
Kathy Doughty was not in her shop as she was in the USA but Carolyn Davis was, and, kindly allowed me to take these photos. Carolyn has a fabulous quilt in the shop made of hexis with a big - leaf black and white border print that sets it all off and makes it different to other traditional hexagon quilts. She loves quilting by hand using embroidery floss, and so do I, but ,not for all quilts... maybe it's because they don't have many patterns available from their compuquilter service!!!!! Luckily, I have since been given a couple of leads of long arm quilters and will have to make up a couple of small quilts (when my machine and stash arrive) to try them out!!I can hear Irene (our Cyprus Gammil Long arm Quilter) saying.."Watch out the fussy one is in town!"...well yep Sydney...here I come!!!