Only One Day To Go!!!
Apparently Q.U.I.L.T (Queers United In Little Towns) has caused a bit of a stir amongst the residents of sleepy Braidwood!
The owners of a Braidwood retail outlet at which we now regularly shop, told us that what appears to have started as satirical take on the actual Quilt Event, has attracted considerably more attention than anticipated! They have no idea who the group that have set it up actually are. That seems to be the general case, as there are various rumours circulating around Braidwood as to who’s behind the event. As I wrote in a previous post, on a weekend visit to Braidwood back in October, we met a very good spirited bunch of (I’d say) “50 somethings” in the pub; they claimed to be the orginising committee! Our Braidwood connection can’t work out who they are. I’m very suspicious that they are operatives from the Bungendore Quilting Ladies in an attempt to take the focus away from Braidwood’s Quilt Event, which is on the same weekend!!!!!!!
Apparently the national newspapers have been asking questions. I’m a journalist and I know that it has sparked some interest amongst my colleauges.
The latest from the Q.U.I.L.T website – http://quiltevent.wordpress.com/ reports that there will be a giant patchwork quilt of “leather and latex” suspended by manacles as part of the “Hanging of The Quilts,” the highlight of the Braidwood Quilt Event.
The whole thing is bloody funny – It would be hilarious to see a bunch of folk dressed as if they were heading to the Sydney Mardis Gras, sharing the streets with the Quilting ladies of Braidwood.
I have cut and pasted this image and caption from the site – Very Funny!!!
Pictured above, wearing a very fetching, backless quilted smoking jacket is long time Braidwood resident & QUILT patron, Air Chief Marshal Percival Mandrill-Morton (RAF) formally of the 69th Bare Arsed Bomber Squadron, who flew 27 missions over occupied Europe in bra and panties