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 5 - The photos in this gallery were taken on June 17, 2008.  See photos of DK and Young Lee signing a block on our Star Quilt.  To see photos of other days, click on the desired GALLERY SELECTION BELOW. 

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Lovely young girl poses in her pretty native dress.

Cheryl directs a family to our booth to get children's handprints.

Ailsa McKenzie of Waimate, New Zealand, is the fellowship's secretary and newsletter editor.

Ailsa signs up visitors for the free raffle.

Cheryl posts the winning raffle ticket number every hour.

Kids handprints from around the world.

Another beautiful and colorful dress.

President DK Lee's wife Young signs a block on one of our quilts. The block was made in her honor by Mary Pinson.

What an honor to have Young visit our booth and sign the block.

Fellowship Member Mary Pinson is Young's aide.

DK himself visits the booth and signs a block!!!!

This is the block made by Mary Pinson and signed by both Young and DK Lee.

Ailsa asks a fellow Kiwi to draw a winning raffle ticket.

Cheryl shows off some of the bid cards and bid sheets used for the silent auction.

Our member Susan Wallber-Ring in the high bidder on this beautiful knitted afghan.

Susan goes to the Rotary Foundation Booth to make her donation to PolioPlus.

The crocheted afghan went to the high bidder from Florida who bought in for her dad. Bonnie made a matching pillow case to pack the afghan in.

This family from Modesto CA, USA, comes by to let their girls make handprints.

This little one's handprint will be on a quilt going to England next year!

She was quite the Star herself!

DK Lee's family is introduced during the Plenary Session.

2009-2010 RI President John Kenny and June from Scotland.

ON TO BIRMINGHAM!