Definitely a first in Des Moines and (maybe the world!), a flash mob of quilters from near and far gathered for a mass show-and-tell on the steps of Hyvee Hall during the AQS Des Moines Quilt Show & Contest today.
Executive show director Bonnie Browning led the charge of about 175 volunteer quilt flashers as they made their way outside from the convention center entry hall.
Row by row on cue from Bonnie’s whistle, participants stepped forward to hold up their quilts as traffic came to a halt and a local media helicopter whirred overhead.
Laughter, smiles, and singing were observed and appreciated by passersby.
Quilters unite! Des Moines today, perhaps Times Square tomorrow, and Tokyo next week!
Submitted by Christine N. Brown, Editor-in-Chief, American Quilter Magazine