I want to thank my guild, The Courthouse Quilters, for being my guinea pigs last night! I appreciated your patience and attention to my slide-show and trunk show! I apologize for running a bit late.
A little over a month ago the program coordinator asked me to be the guest speaker at the guild’s monthly meeting. It’s something I’ve been wanting to try my hand at, but I’ve been a little reluctant. It was great to be able to try my hand at something like this in front of friends. My journey in quilting is only 10 years old, but I was worried about rambling and getting off track so I wrote myself a script in hopes that it would keep me focused. I practiced at home several times in front of my husband hoping to keep the talk to half an hour. Although I did spend a little more time on personal history with this group than I would with others, what I did not count on was the amount of time that was spent looking at each quilt – especially, since I thought I had shown most of them off already. So I think it was closer to 45 minutes before I got to the end.
Figuring that I was going to spend about 30 minutes on my quilting journey, the plan was to spend another 30 minutes on an overview of what EQ6 software can do. Because the evening was getting late, I had to rush through that part before I lost my audience. I now know that if I want to offer a trunk show, there’s just not enough time to do both. I am grateful for the opportunity to work out some kinks in what may possibly be yet a new adventure.
If there are any NJ or eastern PA guilds out there interested in hearing one quilter’s journey, give me a shout!