Here’re a few photos from the Richmond Folk Festival this past weekend! The ladies from the Richmond Quilters Guild and I had a wonderful time, and were exhausted by the end of each day. We went thru 90 pounds of rice, a 1/2 cup at a time, in the two days, at least 1500 5″ squares of fabric, a quart and a half of buttons (for the button spinners) and 400 yards+ of string. There was also a quilt quiz which had good participation. But that doesn’t begin to tell all the stories of the two days – the kids were entranced with the sewing machines, almost as much so as their parents. On Saturday we had a machine standing idle, so a dad and two mothers each took a turn sewing rice bags for their children and others. Sunday after we’d run out of fabric, one little boy lined up 1/4″ x 5″ strips that had been trimed off and tried to convince me that we could make him a bag from the scraps. He was very serious about it, but agreeably left with his mom after stating his piece. Turned out his dad sews theatre costumes.
It was a wonderful time – hopefully one folks will remember.
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