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 4 - The photos in this gallery were also taken on June 16, 2008.  To see photos of other days, click on the desired GALLERY SELECTION BELOW.

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Kathy, Marlene, & Bonnie

SAA Katherine gives convention information to Cheryl and Mairy.

Bonnie demonstrates her crocheting skills.

This gentleman was in charge of ringing the bell to open and close the fellowship hall.

The Fellowship of Musicians were always entertaining a crowd.

Cheryl tries to give Paul Harris a peck on the cheek.

Diana & Paul hanging out.

More fingerprints.

Cheryl meets this young lady in the restroom and asks about her headpiece.

Cheryl gets a demonstration on how to tie the scarf.

With a few magic knots here and there you get a magnificent headpiece.

It's a small world in Rotary.

Kathy and Helaine work a shift in the booth.

On Home Hospitality Night Diana and Cheryl go by limo to a party with Past RI Presidents Matt Caparas and Chuck Keller!

PDG John Alexander makes a bid on a quilt.

A high bidder!

Another handprint customer.

She chooses PINK, of course!