Tuesday, May 26, 2009

NQT - last report

Back home and it feels good. I have had a wonderful time at NQT in Gøteborg. Of course there has been moments when I have been soooooooo tired, but I have got so much vitamin Q during these NQT days.

Thursday morning we hung up our Norwegian exhibition .

Friday morning NQT was declared opened in a lovely way. All the scandinavian flags were tied on together by two men. A very nice symbolic event.

I have met some blogfriends. I knew Mary Ann was coming and she had brought her friend ?? (I can't remember her name and blog). I also met a lot of other blogging friends. It was so fun when someone came up to me and asked if I was Abyquilt :) When so many quilters get together like this you always meet old friends and you make new friends. I guess that is the main reason going to such a big event.

Saturday brought lovely sunny weather and I was so lucky to have some hours free to do what I wanted for myself. And I met Hanne and Bente. Together we went for a walk at Haga (the old part of Gøteborg).

So many lovely shops and out doors restaurants. Just enjoying the sun, the atmosphere and some time with my good friends.

Saturday evening there was a dinner for 664 quilters. Imagine so many quilters chatting, laughing and talking about all their shoppings during the day. The dinner was tasteful, the show and tell (which we could not take photos from) showed a lot of big wonderful quilts. You can see more photos from the dinner here.

And then there was shopping!!!!

The shopping area was very small and narrow with a lot of shops. When the shoppingarea opened it was too crowded for me to go there. I guess all the ladies wanted to check out all the goodies at the same time. But later in the evening it was possible to go shopping and sunday it was very easy to find the goodies I wanted.

One of the shops was Quilt My Design from Denmark. One of my favorite shops at NQT. They had such lovely kits and patterns designed by Linett herself.

One of the Norwegianshops was Quiltegården. And this is Siw and Sølvi, a little bit tired but still smiling after three hectic days.

Another Norwegian shop was Quilteliv. She had brought a lot of patterns and kits for wonderful bags and I think she sold almost all of them. I did not buy anything from her this time, but that's because her shop is only one hour driving from where I live. I will visit her shop instead.

Trine and Anne Kjersti from Lappemakeriet was also still smiling after three hectic days.

And this is what I bought. Not much, but I am sooooo pleased with my treasures. I look forward to start on several things. Just two things that was on my list that was sold out before I was able to get them, linen DMC thread (which I look forward to try on stitchery) and Yli Silkthread (which I love to use when I do needleturn). But that's life, someone got those goodies before me :)
Even though it has been hectic, crowded and little sleeping, it has been some wonderful days together with good friends. And I will for sure go to the next NQT which is going to be in Aalborg, Denmark in 2012. I will already now start saving money for this trip.
While having my hours to guard the norwegian exhibition I had some time to stitch. And it was fun doing this because a lot of other quilters came to watch me and learn how to do stitchery.

And then there was time to go home. The taxidriver got a little worried when he discovered 8 women with a lot of suitcases, bags and purses. But we managed to put all 8 ladies with bagage into the car. I'm happy the airport was not that far away from the hotel.

With this I will end my report from the NQT.
I hope you have enjoyed the trip as much as I have.

Now it's back to normal days

and I will enjoy my newly bough treasures.

A big hug to all of you that I have met at NQT in Gøteborg.

It has been so nice to meet you all.

Saying for today:

Truly great friends are hard to find,

difficult to leave,

and impossible to forget....


jette said...

Dejligt at se alle billederne og læse om din tur til NQT. På billedet af damerne fra Lappemakeriet er også to danske damer, som er medlem af vores lokale quiltegruppe og som jeg kender meget godt. Det var da morsomt!


Stina Blomgren said...

Då kanske vi ses i Danmark 2012!!! :o) Härliga bilder...
och hoppa att dina vitamin Q smittar av sig på mig!! :o)

Sølvis blog said...

Takk for alle bilder du har delt med oss underveis, og for koelig rapport i denne posten.

siv hege said...

Wish I was there. Aalborg is a beautiful town, I will start saving money too :)

Vicki W said...

Thanks for sharing all of the great photos from the show!

Lappestua said...

Kjempeflott av deg å dele så mange flotte bilder med oss som ikke var på NQT. Tusen takk!

Joy said...

Oh I loved the show, it was almost like being there lol .... thanks so much for all the fabulous piccies!!!
Joy :o)

Sherri said...

Thanks so much for all of the wonderful posts about this show. There were so many lovely quilts!

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey May Britt! Thanks so much for sharing your quilty adventures with us - the photos have been fabulous! And your goodies look yummy too - can't wait to see what you do with them - welcome home! Bear Hugs! KRIS

rosane.mortensen said...

Hello May Britt , it was really very nice to meet you . I'll tell all my brasilian friends about the messages, don't worry. Hugs from Denmark.

annemariesquilt said...

Tusen takk for flott quilteutstilling i Gøteborg. Jeg har kost meg masse, det var også koselig å hilse på deg. Jeg har lagt ut en link til din side slik at de kan se bildene fra Gøteborg. Jeg håper det er Ok for deg...

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

Tak for dejlige billeder ! Linettes butik er ogsaa en af mine favoritter, og jeg kan se at du har koebt sykittet til den lille sygrejstaske. Mit ligger og venter paa at jeg kommer igang :-)

Merete said...

Takk for masse flotte bilder og rapporter, lurer på om jeg har vært på samme sted som deg:-) Tror du må hatt egen tid i butikken, for det var litt mere mennesker der når jeg var innom;-)

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sharing all the pictures.

Chookyblue...... said...

thanks for sharing so many pics from the NQT.......looks like you had a wonderful time.......

Tina said...

Takk for sist :-). Du har tatt så mange flotte bilder fra NQT at jeg ikke tok meg tid til å legge inn mine. Jeg bare lenket til din blogg :-). Ha ei fin Pinse :-)

Mary Ann said...

Hi May Britt! Wonderful to meet you "in person" at the NQT in Göteborg!
Thanks for sharing all your great pics, as well! I also have some that I'll post...it sure was a motivating weekend!
All the best!

Christine said...

I have just read all your NQT posts. Thanks for sharing .. looks like a wonderful event.

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