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 2 - The photos in this gallery were taken on June 15, 2008, This was the day for the Opening Ceremony of the Convention.  To see photos of other days, click on the desired GALLERY SELECTION BELOW. 

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Sherrin Palmater and husband Bob from Canada worked in the booth. Sherrin proudly shows her block.

Kathy Flamson and her hubby pose with the afghan that Kathy helped make.

This is the pyramid of books collected by Rotarians all over the world for the World's largest Book Project.

Here is the Birmingham Bound booth.

Our member Jean Cadwallader holds up her block which was fashioned into a beautiful pillow.

Our booth as very colorful adorned with all the Rotary Stars.

Bid sheets keep track of the donations for PolioPlus.

Mairy Guthelben and her husband point out her quilt block. Mairy spent double shifts helping out in the booth.

Helaine Campbell and PDG Bruce show off their block and also worked in the booth.

Ione made a block and brought her family by to see it.

There were so many people in the beautiful dress of their countries.

Past RI President Frank Devlyn talks to Rotarians about his series of books.

More beautiful dresses.

Lots of shopping from vendors in the House of Friendship.

President-elect D.K. Lee and his wife Young.