And they were put to good use....maybe we might have to hire these at home for our show!!
Now I am very conscious of not putting photos on the internet without the permission of the quilt makers so here are two special quilters who I am sure would be pleased - I just happened to be in the right place at the right time to meet them and get a picture!
Young Harry Lyons - the winner of the 9-11 year category and what a spectacular quilt!
He was so proud but not sure if he was sure about my accent!
And his sister - Helen Lyons who won the 12 - 16 yr category.
And to think we will be visiting these buildings in a few weeks -
WOW is all I could say to her effort!
And the Best of Show - unbelievable!
Made by Kumiko Frydl / USA.
A miniature Mariner's compass with 128 points!!! It was truly breath taking
And look what I found in the show! The one above from Jeanette Orr, UK
and the one below Maggy Giorgetti, Luxembourg which was
chosen as the best quilt of that country and it was all needle-turned!
I do hope the quilt makers do not mind that I have shared these pictures
And after being very nervous about teaching over here I have discovered that quilters are exactly the same across the world. I have shared time with quilters from Scotland, England, Denmark, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Ireland! So one more day of teaching and then our real holiday begins - stay tuned. (And love and hugs to all our friends and family that we miss)