Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair – Day One Giveaway

Let’s do this!!! Welcome to the first day of the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair! It’s time to make it rain, glitter of course! I can see the manic crowd outside about to stampede through the front doors any minute! Bring. It. On.

To celebrate my first quilt exhibition, let’s do a giveaway! I’ll pick out a rainbow fat quarter bundle from my Magic Suitcase that I brought with me to the show! The giveaway will run through Monday, July 14, AEST. Just leave a comment to enter, and leave a second comment if you are coming to the show and tell me what day! Easy, cheesy, peasy!
Oh, and you probably saw on Instagram (follow me at: molli_sparkles), but I am now a cover boy! I made the cover and page seven (almost page three, damn!) of the Sydney Central newspaper. Woohoo! See you soon!

181 Responses

  1. Jenny says:

    I'm in — what a booth, holy cow! Have a blast!

  2. I'm sure after the show Page 6 will be all yours! Wish I was coming to the show. hayleymstephens at gmail dot com

  3. If I was not amgazillion miles from the show…I would be there to share the excitement and be part of the glitterati!

  4. Amanda says:

    Oh your booth looks just stunning!!! If the stars align I will be there on Saturday afternoon to have a look see at your beautiful quilts!!

  5. Auntie Pami says:

    Can't come. 🙁 but I would love some close ups…

  6. Your booth is awesome! Wish I could see it in person! Good luck with everything!

  7. charlotte says:

    Love your booth. I am there with you in spirit. Go Glitter 'em!!

  8. The O's says:

    I'm in! I'd love a special suitcase rainbow. I will see you Thursday my dear! Sending a few friends your way today too from my LQG – Carole and Sue 😉

  9. Hope you have a great time and get to talk to lots of quilty groovy people…

  10. Will see you on Saturday! I'm bringing my Mum, so it will be super special! Jen

  11. You will no doubt make like Tinkerbell and spread glitter all over that fair.

  12. Stunning booth, as if we would expect anything less!

  13. Michele T says:

    Looks awesome!!! I love the contents of your magical suitcase!!!! It sounds like it will be a blast!!

  14. Michele T says:

    Can I wish that I was going to the show??? Tomorrow I am travelling with my family to Europe for a dream tour and afterwards we will visit my French relatives, some whom I've not seen in 40 years!!! Eeeek! I am so excited!!!

  15. Rachel Booth says:

    Looks like fun! Wish I could attend! 🙂

  16. Peaches1003 says:

    Congrats on your success! It never rains, does it?

  17. Peaches1003 says:

    I'll be there Saturday. I'll come say hello if I'm not too shy

  18. Leigh Anne says:

    The booth looks great! Big D is a spectacular focal point 🙂

  19. It's all so exciting! Your booth looks like my kinda place – just one wee omission and that is the very comfortable couch and the champers! (OK that's two). Have a blast. Loads of love xxxx

  20. Woo hoo! Very exciting! Congrats!

  21. Nicole says:

    I wish I was close enough to get that one piece of glitter stuck to me (you know, the one you can't get rid of no matter how hard you try?)

    Congrats on all of it!

  22. mc says:

    Wish you were coming to nz!

  23. Your booth looks great! Best of luck with the show!

  24. Kacey says:

    Happy exhibiting! Thanks for the chance for a piece of the magic suitcase!

  25. Renee says:

    That suitcase looks pretty awesome! Wish I could go to the show, but alas I am half a world away.

  26. Covergirl needs to bring out a new rainbow colour range in your honour – would love that bundle thank you 🙂 Hope you have fun glitter bombing everyone!

  27. Allison C says:

    I wish I could, but that darn big ocean is keeping me from going. Post lots of pics and congrats on the paper article!!!

  28. Karin says:

    Looks fabulous! Enjoy your show!

  29. Jess Burns says:

    Congrats on making the front page 🙂

  30. shayne says:

    Holy Sprinkles! Congrats!

  31. Sheryl says:

    Wow! You have really been getting some crazy press lately. Enjoy your time at the show!

  32. Yay! Your booth looks amazing! I hope you have so much fun and meet tons of wonderful people! And congrats on the front page appearance!

  33. Congrats on making the cover!

  34. Make it rain! Hope you're having a blast, just wish Miami wasn't so far away 🙁

  35. chaoscorner says:

    Trying again! Have just come to your site via sewmccool – will enjoy looking around it l later when I have a little more time. However I will certainly be making sure I find your exhibition at the Show, hopefully on Friday, just have to find my way to the new exhibition site. Always great to see these quilts in person. Good luck at the Show.

  36. Kristy says:

    Oh, if I wasn't on the other side of the world, I'd come visit you. Best of luck on being your fabulous self and showing the world how it's done.

  37. cakegirl says:

    That suitcase looks so appealing! Thanks for sharing with others

  38. What a great suitcase full of goodies – great stash builder pieces.

  39. Kathy Davis says:

    Love the suitcase and the shoes! Hope you send to the US.

  40. amy says:

    Oooh, great setup!! This looks fantastic!

  41. I'd love to hop over from Wellington NZ for the show, but can't this year. Maybe next time?

  42. Vicki H says:

    Now that's a suitcase I would love to have.

  43. I wish I could be at the quilt show, but alas, I live in North Dakota, USA. Would love to win your lovely little bundle though.

  44. deb3891 says:

    Yaaay on making the cover. You will know you have TOTALLY arrived when you make centerfold! Baaahahaha.

  45. Meg says:

    Wish I was coming to the show! Any chance you'll do Brissy next? Love the D!

  46. Throwing sparkles in the air, hope they land in your booth!

  47. Patti K says:

    Booth looks fantastic. You are READY! And a cover shot, too……musta been the luck in those green cons!

  48. Jill says:

    Ohhhh…I *wish* I could see your fabulous booth in person! And your fabulous self too, of course!

  49. Pam says:

    Congratulations looks like this is a awesome fair to be at

  50. Frau Hiltrud says:

    Molli, i wish you so much fun on your quilt fair. Enjoy every single moment of it! Unfortunately i won't make it. The journey from Germany is a little far… But nevertheless, i am there in spirit.

  51. Vera says:

    Your booth is giant! What a great idea to bright your suitcase as well 🙂 and you even have your sewing machine set up! whoa! Enjoy!

  52. Anita says:

    Ok how cool is it that you're a cover girl 🙂 thanks for sharing the love!

  53. Iris says:

    Chapeau, chapeau, well done!! And enjoy

  54. Salley says:

    Thanks for the hug Molli!

  55. Salley says:

    …and stalking you every day!

  56. Debbie says:

    Congratulations on making the cover. The fabrics look delicious. Thanks for the chance to win.

  57. sofen says:

    You are just so cool! Good luck with the fair!

    jachelno at gmail dot com

  58. pennydog says:

    Wow you get around! In a good way of course.

  59. Siobhán says:

    Congratulations on your exhibit! I only wish I could see it in person.

  60. Tina Short says:

    I have been a follower for a while now, I love your style. Watched you on breakfast tv all the way from Northumberland, UK.
    Really love the big D.
    Hope you have fun at the show.

  61. Sooli says:

    Hope you had a fantabulous day! and don't aim for page 6, Molli is a page 3 girl or no page at all I think! Perhaps they could use your calendar shot!

  62. memmens says:

    Have a superbly wonderful time. Fat chance of me making a visit from the UK but I'm with you in glittery spirit!

  63. Tracey says:

    I visited your stand today( Wednesday) and it was wonderful. A great and varied display of your work, hope to see you there next year!

  64. Wendy says:

    Unfortunately Sydney is a bit too far away for me to make it… it's about 24hours by plane… wish I was though! Not sure of the significance of page 6? We have topless models in some tabloid papers, but they're page 3…

  65. Congratulations on your 1st show and being in the newspaper. Love the shading and colors of your quilts in the display.
    Always loved rainbow fabric, be wonderful to win some. Good luck! 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

  66. Jen Barnard says:

    Your booth looks amazing, congratulations on the newspaper article.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

  67. Risë says:

    Looks great! I would love to be there but it is just too far to travel.

  68. Carrie P. says:

    looks like fun. thanks for the chance.

  69. PK Sews says:

    I love the color in your booth! Thanks for the great giveaway and congratulations on all your artsy endeavors!

  70. lindaroo says:

    Have fun! How I wish I could see you and the magic suitcase at the show!

  71. Rona says:

    I'm so excited. I'll be there on Friday, coming from Auckland via Brisbane for the ballet last weekend and Townsville. What a way to round off my holiday.

  72. ~Diana says:

    The *Rock Star* of the quilt world! July 15 is my birthday, so a rainbow fat quarter bundle (with your autograph, of course) would be tres fabu! 🙂

  73. aus_chick says:

    I went to one of those in Hobart when I was a kid, and loved it! I'm sure this one will be amazing!

  74. KelseyMW says:

    Congrats! LOVE the rainbow stash!

  75. Sherry VF says:

    Congratulations! I love the blue Mickey Mouse quilt. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  76. Looks like fun! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

  77. What a difference a year makes! They make movies about people like you that rise up the ranks so quickly! Lucky to be able to say I "knew" you before you were famous 🙂 a Congratulations, well deserved and hard earnt xo

  78. Laurelle says:

    Love your booth it's huge! Have a great time 🙂 Wish I could visit but bit too far from Melbourne . Will keep my eye on your instagam for photos. 🙂

  79. Janie says:

    I want that suitcase!!!! Your booth looks amazing. Good luck to you!

  80. Gill says:

    What fun !

  81. Mollie, you must be so proud of your accomplishments over such a short period of time, and deservedly so. If I were your grandma, I'd be popping my buttons with pride! Your Festival space would grab anyone's attention because is's so bright, so colorful, so Sparkly! Enjoy yourself and take lots of pictures so you can share them with all of us who are not on Instagram. Hugs

  82. Emily C says:

    Congratulations! I would love to come, but Australia is a bit far for my budget this year. The mickey quilt is awesome and looks very time consuming. What size are those blocks? 2 inch?

  83. Congrats on making the paper!!! Looks like you will have alot of fun in the next few days:)

  84. Your booth looks fab!!! Hope you have a blast and I can only imagine what's next in line for Mr. Cover Model 🙂

  85. First time here- can't believe I never saw your blog before! I believe Mr. Sparkles and my husband might be sharing a brain- love those quotes! Congrats and enjoy the quilt fair!!!!

  86. Regina says:

    Molli, shake that Magic Suitcase around and send me some fat quarters actually touched by the famous Molli Sparkles! Your booth is, is, is Sparkly!

  87. Mokki says:

    That's a great booth. Congratulations on making the cover too. What a fun time for you. Enjoy it! I won't be coming but if you ever do a show in the uk that would be great :)!

  88. P Bybee says:

    Ah! I am loving the magical red suitcase filled with fat quarters! 🙂

  89. Emily says:

    Congrats on your article! I just adore that Mickey quilt. Have fun at the show!

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  91. Natalie F says:

    Congratulations! I won't be at the show but it sounds like fun.

  92. Have fun at the show! I will not be there unless someone surprises me with a plane ticket!

  93. Cathy says:

    So excited for you! It will be fantastic, of course.

  94. Thanks for the giveaway! I wish you all the best at the show.

  95. Mary Ihla says:

    Would love to come and see your booth, but it's a bit too far for a weekend jaunt since I'm in Minnesota USA.

  96. Kathy says:

    Your booth looks awesome!! How exciting for you! Sure would love to win something from your magic suitcase!

  97. So fun! I love being included in all these adventures you are on through your blog! Spread the quilting word!

  98. I saw you on TV the other day! what a star!

  99. Brooklyn says:

    What beautiful fabric! I'd love to win! Congrats on your success!

  100. Susie says:

    The set up is stunning. Looks fabulous. Have a great time. Would live to be there but am in Melbourne.

  101. Elmosmate says:

    I usually make the trip to Sydney from Wellington, NZ but couldn't make it this year. Have fun!

  102. Jo says:

    Congrats on the newspaper article! The booth looks just wonderful! Newspaper, telly, teaching, quilt shows,travel, when on earth do you find time to breath? Enjoy every minute of these things that are coming your way bask in the joy of it, because you and your amazing personality and creativity deserve every moment of it!

  103. Jan Barnett says:

    You make a marvelous Cover Boy! Won't be able to make the show, but my man and I will be visiting Sydney in September. Looking forward to it…

  104. Sarah J. says:

    Wish I could make it but it's a long way from Northern California. Have fun!!

  105. cedacanthus says:

    Your booth looks good, good luck at the show!

  106. Gina says:

    Love the look of your booth. I imagined a big sparkly throne for you to sit on though. Have lots of fun, enjoy every minute. Thankyou for bringing the fun back into quilting.

  107. It's nice to see all your quilts displayed together in one place. Have fun at the show!!

  108. Looks fabulous!! One day I *will* get to walk thru for real lol
    Thanks for the chance to enter 🙂

  109. Bethany says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would LOVE to win! 🙂

  110. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for the generous giveaway!

  111. Julie says:

    Have a great time – are they going to bring you to NZ? Thanks for the chance.

  112. A little too far for me, but with you in spirit! They won't know what hit them…

  113. Thanks for the giveaway entry. Please forgive if I accidentally post this twice. 😉

  114. Sue Moore says:

    TV, newspaper , guest quilter….. Wow! What's next? Congrats! Sorry I can't make it to the show. Have a great time.

  115. Elaine says:

    Mine mine mine mine mine. Messygoat wants these. Yes. Feel free to fill up the envelope with glitter because Imma hafta have my tonsils out in two weeks and the sparkles might make for some fun hallucinations when that package gets here. I'm just saying.

  116. Oh I'd be so happy to win! And if I lived anywhere near your side of the world (hello from Dallas, Texas), I'd be there in a second!

    I'm on wordpress, so my email is

  117. furie1 says:

    Me! Me! ME! Pick me!!!!! Oh, I so wish I could go. But Texas is a bit far away! Have fun at the show.

  118. Am L says:

    Have fun this week! You know I cannot make it, but sending a hug via Amy (mummahump) on Sunday. 💜

  119. Molli, you are SEW FAMOUS! Rock on (:

  120. Alesha Klein says:

    Your booth looks great! Have a wonderful time and thank you for sharing the giveaway with us. Nice fabric collection.

  121. Amelia Verne says:

    Your suitcase looks like mine after I travel!
    Raverne at

  122. Magic bags are awesome – and so sparkly!! Congrats on your show and all the press coverage you are getting 🙂

  123. Fran says:

    Hope you – and your fabulous hat – are having a great time!

  124. Amanda J says:

    I'm very envious of your Magic Suitcase! *Swoon* all those colours, all those fabrics! Well done on your first quilt exhibition – your booth looks fantastic!

  125. Fran says:

    Your booth looks amazing! I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time, wish I could visit. Saw your spot on the Today show – you were so brilliant, well done!

  126. Jean MN says:

    In love with your suitcase! Love following you here and on Instagram! Living in the US, I'll be among the missing at your booth… Ah well I hope you have a fab time.

  127. Congratulations!!!! I wish I could go, but I'm on the other side of the ocean!!! I'm with you in spirit and through IG!

  128. Steph Blair says:

    I wish I were coming to the quilt show, but I'm in the UK so, sadly, no chance. Enjoy 😀

  129. Wow!!! Your fabrics look fantastic, please, please, please pick me.

  130. I'm going to the craft tomorrow – yeah

  131. crossquilt says:

    I saw that fabulous bundle on Instagram. It's so vibrant and gorgeous! Have a great weekend at the show.

    Crystoll at aol dot com

  132. Dianne W says:

    I saw that gorgeous fabric on Instagram, love it. Fingers crossed I win.

  133. Dianne W says:

    I came to the show today and was lucky enough to meet you and talk about your quilts – thanks for the tips, meeting you was the highlight of the show for me! I was telling hubby all about you and your quilts tonight and his reaction was "What! A bloke who makes quilts?" I told him he would love you and you were just the kind of guy he would love to have over for dinner. His answer – "So when's he coming?" Any time

    • Oh Dianne! What a wonderful invitation! LOL! I am always hungry so I could definitely take you up on your offer. 🙂 You're a no-reply blogger, so I can't email you back, so I hope you see this!

  134. Marti Taylor says:

    Congrats on another amazing feature. I can't attend the show but I hope you are having an amazing time!

  135. Lisa Marie says:

    When the booth photo was taken it was probably the last time when it was not packed full of fans! Beautiful!

  136. Trisha says:

    Love that bundle!!

  137. AMM says:

    I wish I could whiz up to Sydney and see the glittery magic but sadly not this year. I would love a bundle out of the magic suitcase – thanks for the chance to win.

  138. Meig Heyburn says:

    So excited for you and your coverboy status! Keep on rockin', Sparkles! 🙂

  139. Paul Burega says:

    Great job on making quilting popular with the public! Loved your TV interview. Wish I could visit Australia to see the show and stop by! Maybe next time.

  140. Congrats on all of the good things happening for you lately!

  141. Congratulations!! What an awesome achievement. Good luck on the quilt show, I WISH I could be there! And your booth looks amazing.


  142. Tiffany says:

    Wahoo! Congratulations! Have so much fun!

  143. It looks like a blast! Wish I was in the same hemisphere to come to the show!

  144. Afquilt says:

    Wow, so many colors in that suitcase!

  145. Mara says:

    I WISH, I could go to the show, you will do awesome and I just love that traveling suitcase, yummy, yummy rainbow of color. Your booth looks great.

  146. Julie says:

    Congrats on the cover! What a fabulous suitcase of goodies. I was also drawn to your awesome green shoes! I love fun shoes!!

  147. Kelly Wilson says:

    I would dearly love to attend – you seem like a lot of fun on your blog. Is Mr Sparkles with you to help lug home the 4 or 5 new suitcases of fabric you will be buying at the show? Congrats on the coverage.

  148. Mishi Kichi says:

    ok…i didnt go to the quilt show…as always i just shall live vicariously through you hahahahahahha

  149. Peggy says:

    Wish I could visit the show too. Looks like a lot of fun.

  150. Ali says:

    Ooh I didn't know you were a celebrity, I just thought you were awesome! I can't wait to see more pictures of your exhibition!

  151. Karrie S says:

    Congrats 🙂 It's been fun reading your blog lately. Super exciting! I'm super jealous of your magic suitcase.Thanks for sharing a bit of the love with us!

  152. Dasha says:

    I breezed in to your booth today to say hello but you were surrounded by adoring fans, so I slunk off unnoticed LOL. Would love an entry in the give away. Thanks

  153. sandra de says:

    Absolutely fab to meet you on the 9th …. a breath of fresh in the crafting arena

  154. Congrats on all your success, thanks for the inspiration, I met you, your quilts and fabulous shoes today 🙂

  155. I found your blog through your Sew Mama Sew guest post, and have loved every post you've done. You are an inspiration to others, not only to start quilting, but to become better quilters as well.

  156. Theglasdiva says:

    Your work translates beautifully in the display space. The sign of a true professional.

  157. pippirose says:

    Your quilts are just gorgeous!

  158. Susan says:

    I came here from Quite Play. I wish I could come to the show, but I am too far away. I really like the quilts shown in your booth.

  159. Pat V. says:

    You are a star! Continue to dazzle 'em!

  160. great job…i would love to come but that would be a longgggggggggggggg flight.

  161. Sarah says:

    Beautiful booth, and congratulations on making it into the paper!

  162. Di says:

    Molli, it was an absolute delight to meet your sparkly self when my friends and I arrived bright and early at the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair last Wednesday. Perhaps you recall us – three rather over-excited Di's and a Sue – lining up for our selfies? It was a perfect day – Sparkles in the morning then "sparkles" in a glass at the other end 🙂 Cheers @darlingdi

  163. Gary Butler says:

    Your display at the quilt show was amazing, and prime position too. Every time i came by you were surrounded! It would be great to get an Aussie guys quilting bee going. Great blog too…


  164. would love to win your giveaway. It would be my first quit and I it would be a jewel quilt .

  165. Alison says:

    Great booth and great spread in the paper. Page 3 pinup next time.

  166. Ang says:

    What a show! So inspired! I am stoked you recognised me & am so thankful for our chats today! I loved your talks… i hope I didn't seem like too much of a lurker around your stand today… just call me Glitterati! 😉
    Count me in for that prize! 😄 I hope I'm not a no reply blogger! (I'm signed in to my Google account.)

  167. Pinky says:

    I'd love to score this bundle (wow there are limitless puns here aren't there!)

  168. AlidaP says:

    Love your quilts!! So sad I cannot be there to see them in person 🙁

  169. Hey Congrats on being a Cover Boy…awesome! And thanks for- a great giveaway!

  170. Yaaaay so excited for you! Live it up! Get a tattoo to celebrate! (Maybe just a glittery temporary one – but still… Have fun!)

  171. I would love to be going!!! Congrats on the show.

  172. Just Sew Sue says:

    Sadly I live too far away to visit the quilt show. 🙁

  173. Katy Cameron says:

    Wish I could come and bask in your sparkly awesomeness, but alas, that day job just gets in the way… Oh yeah, and 10,500 odd miles ;o)

  174. Jessica says:

    Congrats, the booth looked awesome! I was there on Friday 😛

  175. I love that you store your fabric in a suitcase. How creative!


  176. quirkyhannah says:

    Wish I could go to the show! Congrats on your feature 🙂

  177. Charmed Life says:

    Well it is Sunday here so the show is probably finishing up-hope it was a great one for you.

  178. Jacklynn says:

    Congrats on your first quilt exhibition!! I am a new follower on Instagram so I can see all your quilty goodness. Thanks for the give away!

  179. Betsy says:

    Congratulations on your success. Gosh I wish I could go to that show too

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