Monday, 23 August 2010

FOQ- Hearts and Roses.

Christina Henri from Tasmania had an idea some to get bonnets made to represent the 25,566 women that were sent out to Australia on the convict boats. She was at the FOQ with some of her bonnets that have been made. She was selling patterns and kits in her endeavour to reach her target by 2012 when she is hoping the bonnets will be blessed in St. Paul's Cathedral, London. This bonnet was on the wall leading to the display, isn't it wonderful!

There are over four and a half thousand bonnets here (one of them is mine, all the English bonnets were put on the floor at the front). The sea of bonnets was very moving and thought provoking. June (above) a member of EAST and our E.G helped with setting up the display and manning the stall. It was through June that our EG Branch made some bonnets. After the show, we met up with June at our hotel for an evening meal and a chance for a good natter.

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