Balloon Fiesta Challenge

I recently taught at the New Mexico Quilters’ Association in Albuquerque. The big buzz at their meeting was the upcoming Balloon Fiesta, an annual event that takes place for nine days in early October in Albuquerque. The guild runs a booth at this event, where they sell tickets for their raffle quilt and have a variety of balloon themed quilted items for sale. It is their major fund raiser for the year. They had a balloon themed challenge and these delightful quilts were the entries. Members voted on their favorite at the meeting, hence the quilts just have numbers on them and the makers were not identified. I don’t know which one won, but I thought they were all pretty creative. The winning quilt received a prize. All the quilts were donated for sale at the upcoming Balloon Fiesta to benefit the guild. They were whimsical and fun.

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  1. Number 2, “Festival of Balloons” by Linda V of NMQA, won Viewer’s Choice. It might be difficult to see all of the embellishments on that quilt. Number 5, “Adventure Awaits” by Kathy M, came in 2nd, and Number 6 “A Quilter’s Dream” by Laura B was 3rd. All of these beautiful quilts sold at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta to support our programs and guild. Thanks for featuring them, Maggie!

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