It was a bit hot and definitely smoke filled, but islanders and visitors alike turned out to celebrate the launch of the Bainbridge Creative District (BCD) at the Bridge Festival at Waterfront Park and enjoy the beautiful handcrafted quilts at the Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild Fall Festival on Winslow Green.
I headed over to the Winslow Green to check out the Tenth Annual Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild Fall Festival. These incredible quilts filled the Green and drew a large and continuous crowd of viewers. They received an amazing number of entries this year, filling all available hanging space at the Green. The “Viewer’s Choice” award was presented to Connie Everett “Coming to Seattle”, Terry Winer “Reading in Bed”, and Ann Trujillo “365 Challenge”.
If you missed the Quilt Festival, you can join them again at the Kitsap Quilters 35th Annual Quilt Show in February 2023.
Switching gears, I had a chance to speak to several organizations about their participation at the Bridge Festival, check out what they had to say:
It was great meeting Annette Roth, Community Development Manager/Community Relations for the Washington State Arts Commission. She explained that her primary role is to assist communities with the launch of their creative districts. As she noted, Bainbridge Island spent a great deal of time and energy working on their creative district certification and she was very happy to be invited and attend the official launch.
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