Kingfisher Bayou, Louisianna, USA, July 13, 2007 - A quilt blew off a quilt frame causing a bystander to fall into the swamp at the Spanish Moss Hanging Gardens Quilt Show. A wind gust caused the quilt to fall on Phoebe Leblanc. The 83 year old great-grandmother and quilt enthusiast became entangled in the quilt. One unnamed witness stated that she saw Leblanc "flailing her arms and twirling blindly in circles." During the melee she lost her balance and fell into the shallow swampy waters of Spanish Moss Hanging Gardens where the 2007 Quilting In The Swamp show was being held.
Upon hearing the comotion, Marlin Muckitup, a quick-thinking security
guard found a long stick thinking it would help to assist Leblanc to
safety. "It didn't work", said Muckitup, "I finally had to get in the
swamp to help her. Muckitup received much praise for his heroic efforts.
A spokesperson for the gardens said Mrs. Leblanc got "sopping wet" but managed to throw the quilt free to safety before falling into the swamp.
Miss Gota Nozup, quilt show chairperson said, "She flung the quilt away just as she fell off the boardwalk. Thank goodness the quilt did not get wet!" This seemed to be the general consensus heard by of most of the attendees.
"I've never been attacked by a quilt before," scowled Leblanc, "I thought this would be a safe thing to do today. It's a quilt show for #*&@*!!!" The quilt show continues through Sunday and the organizers have promised to "secure the quilts so that this sort of thing will not happen again."
How many of the quilts do you recognize in the photo? Who posted these quilts? We need titles and screen names from the quilt profiles of the quilts shown here. The first member to identify four of the six will win a yard of Ricky Tims' hand-dyed fabric. - Enjoy the hunt. Put your guesses in the comments section of this blog (along with any other comments).
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