Good morning Poppy friends. It’s been a couple of really big weeks at Poppy headquarters in Melbourne. We have received MORE than 2000 poppies in the last two weeks and our total now stands at a smidge under 18,000 … up from 12,500 just two short months ago. That is an outstanding achievement.
This week will see us at the Craft and Quilt Fair at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre (Jeff’s Shed) from Thursday to Sunday. We have been allocated a lovely space for people to come and sit and have a chat and make a poppy or two … very exciting. And, as an added bonus, we expect that we will have special guest poppy designers Rosalie Quinlan and Leanne Beasley visit us at some stage during the fair.
I was lucky enough to once again be interviewed on 774 ABC radio … this time by Hilary Harper on Saturday morning … I really did enjoy having the opportunity to talk about the project and our involvement with Craft and Quilt Fair. And hopefully that will encourage a bunch of new people to come and visit and learn about us … the upshot of that interview was many thousands of views on the blog and hopefully a whole new round of participants. Exciting times ahead!
Marg and I are so excited about the many libraries that are joining 5000 Poppies … If you would like to join a group locally check with your local library to see if they are involved with the Project, and if they are not … we would be happy to have them on board of course.
We will post some pics of the Craft and Quilt Fair later in the week. In the meantime … happy poppy making.