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Festival of Quilts 2012 (2)

You can’t start quilting soon enough, and while you’re at it, you might as well enter the competition at the Festival of Quilts. This years theme was: Diamonds, and this is what they did with it:

Bente, Tess, Emma, Lois and Rachel entered the competition for 9-11 year olds. Marle entered the competition for 5-8 year olds and she got a Highly Commended on her quilt. Well done, Marle!

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So, what do you get is you take five girls (ages 9-11), some sewing machines, fabric, fusible web, thread, batting, embellishments and a bit of time? Now before you answer, the girls have little or nog experience with the sewing machine or any sewing activity for that matter. Too hard for you? Well here’s the answer:

They all had a lot of fun working on their quilts and so did I. Maybe the thing they enjoyed most was working with the big Janome 7700 sewing machine. Guess what’s on their wishlist…

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