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desertmountainbear desertmountainbear
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desertmountainbear desertmountainbear
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desertmountainbear desertmountainbear
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desertmountainbear desertmountainbear
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desertmountainbear desertmountainbear
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230205_10150595648260018_667225017_18258802_1333965_n.jpgAnd one more picture.  this is our table at dinner one night.  First row Michelle Lamb, Alison McKee and her mom Sue. Second row Charlene Draeger, Jamie, a collector from Maryland, my niece Jill.  Third Row, John and Linda Hearn, and me.
The reason for this convention was to introduce bear and doll collecting to a new generation.  I invited my niece Jill to help me out at the show.  She is 22.  She never had an interest in teddy bears.  She left with three.  She is saving her money now, she says to buy one of Michelle Lamb's bears.  She is coming to Arizona to help me out with the show in March.  I would say that the Quinlans certainly did their job.

boohbears Booh Bears
Glendale, Arizona
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WOW!  Awesome pictures, Joanne!  Thank you so much for sharing.  You all look so happy and how wonderful your Niece is hooked on bears now!! 
Hugs,
Janice

Sherroy Sarchie
Tasmania
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What a great show. Wish I was there  bear_grin

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:clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  Thanks so much for taking and sharing the fantastic photos, Joanne!  Wow - tons of talent represented in that Philadelphia gathering!

suejennings TeddyBuys
Kent
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Such an incredible amount of talent!  It really is humbling to see the wonderful work that was on show.  Thank you so much for posting the photos.  bear_original  bear_original

Conni Germany
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:clap:
Thank you so much for the photos.

doodlebears Doodlebears
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Thank you so much for these great photos. I know just how much effort it takes to go around taking pictures at a show.
I can see some wonderful creations that I'd love to adopt.

Hugs, Jane.  bear_flower  bear_flower  bear_flower

desertmountainbear desertmountainbear
Bloomsburg, PA
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You are welcome!

All Bear All Bear by Paula Carter
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Fab report and such a treat to see all those wonderful American bears ... and I spotted our very own Katherine Hallam too!!!!!

desertmountainbear desertmountainbear
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All Bear wrote:

Fab report and such a treat to see all those wonderful American bears ... and I spotted our very own Katherine Hallam too!!!!!

Yes Katherine was there.  And what a wonderful fun person she is.  I really enjoyed her company during the weekend.  It was so nice to meet and get to know the friends I have only known online.   She should have been in that final picture.  She was at our table too.  She had stepped out.  Sorry Katherine.

Gully Posts: 35

What wonderful photos. Can anyone tell me who made the bear in the flying jacket in the third batch of photos and if he is available to buy?

lovenshire Love and Cuddle Nursery
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I love the big grey elephant from China Cubbord.  Thank you so much for the pictures.  I so would love to go to a Teddy show but being disabled I just can't manage it!  Ireally appreciate your report!

desertmountainbear desertmountainbear
Bloomsburg, PA
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Gully wrote:

What wonderful photos. Can anyone tell me who made the bear in the flying jacket in the third batch of photos and if he is available to buy?

That is Michelle Lamb's table  Aren't her bears fantastic.  If you can believe it they are even more beautiful in the fur than her pictures. He was her competition bear and won a Beverly Port award the first night.  I would contact her directly.

Boogaloo Bears Boogaloo Bears
united kingdom
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Wow, I think I have fallen in love with all of the bears in the photos  bear_grin

Hugs

LIsa x

binglebears bingle bears
Upstate, NY
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Wonderful photos, Joanne!!! :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

susana fung hong kong
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great pic, thank you for sharing :clap: , Joanne and your niece, Jill.

DENBY30 DENBY BEARS
EDISON, NEW JERSEY
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bear_wub Thanx for sharing all those wonderfull pics, the bears were amazing.  I was going to try and make it but with the price of gas just could not.  Then I would not have been able to buy a bear either.  Maybe next time.  The bears are so overwhelming.  Such talent only the eyes can behold.
Hugs Pat bear_flower

Yvonne Bebbin Bears
Buckinghamshire
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Fabulous photo's Joanne...what a treat...so much talent!!!! :clap:

...thank you so much for posting!!!  bear_flower


Hugs Yvonne

peterbear Boechout, Antwerp
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Thanks for the lovely photos, Joanne; it always such a pleasure to see all these gorgeous creatures (bears and people  bear_laugh );
but at the same time it always hurts a bit : I SO WISH I HAD BEEN THERE!  bear_grin

I am glad you all had such a good time.

Hugs,  :hug:

Peter & the bears

New Avenue Crew New Avenue Crew by Debora Hoffmann
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Joanne, thank you so very, very much for sharing these photos of the show! Gosh, I wish I had been there! I haven't been to a show since 2002. bear_sad So glad to hear that your niece is now enamored of bears. They really are special, and to see all the lovely creative work on display--wow! bear_smile

rowarrior The Littlest Thistle
Glasgow
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Thanks for sharing all those photos, I'm drooling now, and not just 'cos it's dinner time  bear_laugh

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