The first The Beauty and the Beast Quilt was presented to the celebrities at the first B&B fan convention, Tunnelcon I. Ron Kolsow subsequently accepted it on behalf of the crew and returned it for international tour.... This quilt was made with the help (fabric, etc.) from fans all over the world, and has been professionally appraised
THIS DEDICATION IS WRITTEN ON THE BACK OF THE QUILT.
Beauty and the Beast Quilt.
Once upon a time in the city of New York and
south, east and west of this magical city, there appeared on a major
most wondrous and romantic modern day fairy tale. Now this fairy tale
and positively affected its viewers sometimes known as fans- that they
to express their gratitude to the creators of this tale. An idea was
expression of thanks as unique and timeless as the tale itself, a
quilt dedicated to those who had illuminated words with such insight
so as to transform them into the essential elements of what it is to be
A call went out and followers from worlds far and near, from the USA
Canada, from England, Belgium, Turkey, West Germany and South Africa -
responded with bits and pieces of woven memories. As creators had
truths with words embellished with gesture, art, light, and music, the
fashioned theirs with the fabrics of their lives - a favourite
pair of jeans, a wedding dress, the blanket in which they had wrapped
babies, a dress given in memory of a friend who had died - All were
together with a thread called Love. Long before the first thousand or
first hundred stitches had been sewn, these fans discovered something
wonderful! They found that friendships, hearts, dreams, and memories
somehow been stitched in, right along with the fabric.
Sally Newman. 1990