Russia, my visit to Quilt Fest in Moscow...
Classes and Quilts in Russia...

Moscow, day two....

 Oh, look...its me....

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 This is Sonia, one of the lovely girls talking to ladies about my deisgns and selling my patterns and buttons here at the show.

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 This is Julia who has been kindly picking me up each morning and escorting me safely to the Quilt Festival in Moscow.

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 Julia takes me on the metro each morning, we change trains at one of the oldest stations in the centre of the city. These wonderful brass statues line the walkways, this one shows a man with his dog, can you see how shiny the dogs nose is?? Everyone touches the dogs nose to bring them luck (of course I did too).

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Julia has limited English so I am not sure why everyone stroke the rooster but he seems very popular as he is so shiny...maybe he brings money!

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 After the metro ride we walk a little distance and I love this cute little house perched on top of another building! The mural on the wall behind sets the scene so nicely.

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 There are lots of lovely quilts here on display that have been made by groups of children, the quality of work is good and its so nice to see that young people are wanting to be creative and for this we have to aplaud the patient teachers who are guiding them. This quilt is my favourite.

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This one has a Japanese feel to it. 

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 Here I am with grandma, mum and daughter standing in front of a quilt that they helped to coordinate.

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These two lovely young ladies have made blocks for one of the quilts on display, the bag I am looking at was made by the young lady in the centre.

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 More of the childrens quilt entries, the Olympic one is also one of my favourites. 

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 Here I am with one of the lovely teachers standing proudly in front of one of the quilts, this one is all of clothing some I think are traditional, I really like the blocks with the warm footwear, very creative.

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 Can you see the buttons that have been stitched to form a collar on this dress, brilliant idea.

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 Time for dinner, we went to a wonderful famous resturant called Pushkin. These rolls/pastries are filled with various things, mushroom, fish, lamb, cabbage etc. I chose the mushroom one and it was delicious.

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 I chose beef stroganof for my main but this fish dish was so decorative I had to take a photo...pastry back for the boat and fish front complete with sail, the mashed potato was piped on one side to look like ocean waves! Apparently it tasted as good as it looked.

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 back with more later

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