2008 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION -
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA
The Rotarian Fellowship of Quilters and Fiber Artists had a fellowship booth in the House of Friendship to display their projects and let convention goers from around the world learn more about what we do.  This year the Rotary International staff made an exception and allowed our fellowship to hold a silent auction for several (two quilts and 3 afghans) which were made collectively by the majority of our members.  The auction netted $3,000.00 US which was donated to the PolioPlus Challenge Campaign.  Twenty new members signed up for the fellowship and hundreds of pieces of literature were disseminated.  Children attending the convention were invited to come by the booth and make a painted handprint on a plain white fabric square which will be used to make children's quilts for our next project.

GALLERY 1 - The photos in this gallery were taken on June 14, 2008, the opening day of the House of Friendship to see photos of other days, click on the desired GALLERY SELECTION BELOW.

GALLERY 2                     GALLERY 3                   GALLERY 4                        GALLERY 5

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Opening Day Ribbon Cutting for the House of Friendship.

View of the Staples Center where the convention was held.

Ailsa McKenzie of New Zealand points to the quilt block she made.

Mary Beth Seiser made a panel for this afghan.

Corner display has a sample of a quilt made for Wrap-a-Smile for Rotaplast patients.

Marlene and Hal Harsin displayed their Banner Quilt. This was quite a popular item for convention goers.

Cheryl talks about our fellowship to some of the hundreds of visitors attracted to the booth.

This was one of the quilts made by members of the fellowship and assembled by Phyllis Giersch.

Linda and Jim Campbell take their photo with the block that Linda made.

Pam White of Canada finds her block on the quilt.

Marnee Alexander signs her name to her block.

Pam and Marnee take their photo with one of the Star Quilts.