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Festival 2009

Well here we are again with another Festival over and done with. Boy was it warm and boy was it busy.
I thought I'd share a few photos of our exhibition to give you a flavour of what we did. I did forget to take a photo of the cakes before we sold most of them - so sorry about that (I can promise they tasted great).
The photo above shows 2 quilts made from Jelly Rolls and the other is one made from batiks (a favourite of one of our members).
The brown one is one of mine and the one to the right is made by one of our members for her nephew.
Here are our entries for the Margaret Every Challenge at the Bramble Patch. All contain the fabric provided by the Bramble Patch - none of them look anything like the others.

A slightly brighter one by me (purple and yellow) it's quilt as you go.To the left here are our scrappy Irish Chain samples. You can see how different the colours we chose look.
And yet more by our members.
And more - plus one (in the centre) made by children at a local school.
And a few more...
Phew....
See you all soon.

Comments

Looks like it was wonderful...sorry I missed it.
Lynda said…
You did well to display all those lovely quilts. (I'm not creeping, but your purple and yellow one was stunning!)

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