I am currently serving as the program chair for the Village Squares Quilters. I’ve had a lot of fun and a few challenges along the way. It’s been more fun though making contact with the various presenters and then getting to meet them. Some of whom I’ve “known” as they were guests either on Simply Quilts or The Quilt Show or they’re local quilters that I’ve admired from afar.
Tuesday our speaker called, she’s sick there is no way she can make it. YIPES, I go from calm to Panicked in less than 5 seconds. I call the guild president, I call our next speaker, Mary Anne Ciccotelli to see if she can step in, I’m thinking of calling Jeri Riggs.
I also commented on facebook and got some great, great responses. A couple of people, including Mary Anne when I talked to her, that I should go ahead and give the lecture. My initial response was no however in taking a few moments to think it over then talking with the guild president I decided to go ahead and give my trunk show/lecture. As I started pulling quilts together…I couldn’t find 2 of them 1) Twilight in the Bronx and 2) El’s Blue Garden. A little freaking out goes a long way.
I spent a bit of time going over the notes I’d started rounding them out and filling in a few places.
In the morning I realized I’d hung the two of them in my closet…waaaaaaaaaaaaaay in the back. Sigh of relief. I printed out the notes, several copies of my most recent pattern on the Marcus Brothers website. Pulled all of the rest of my belongings together and made it on time to the board meeting.
I just checked the Rit Dye website and the Potholders – Shibori Style are up!
Overall the lecture went well once I settled in, calmed my voice down just talked about what I love, what I’m passionate about…quilting! I’m thrilled to bits that I got the first lecture under my belt. The guild members had some good questions.
I do hope my friend feels better soon and I’m truly grateful for the opportunity this presented.
I’m currently working on details to teach at a Bernina shop in early April. As soon as we’ve got all of the details worked out I’ll post it here on the site.
Don’t forget to sign up for the beginner free motion quilting class Friday December 10th @ Hartsdale Fabrics…
If you’re in the area please visit the Village Squares Quilt show at Solomon Schechter – I’ll be there all weekend and would love to see you.