It has been a whirlwind week this week, starting out with presentations to two guilds and a class. On Monday, we drove to Chapel Hill to present my Decisions Decisions program to the Durham Orange Quilt Guild. They are a large guild, with a full house that night, plus a couple of dozen attending on Zoom. This presentation was three years in the making! I was originally contracted in 2019 to do the program in 2020. We all know what happened that year. Then we postponed a year, and that too had to be canceled. Finally, we had a date we could do this year. These ladies were so welcoming and engaged with the program, and it was a pleasure to be in front of a real audience again.
After the meeting, I had a chance to talk to several members who had questions and wanted to see my quilts up close. This is such fun, getting to chat with quilters.
Driving to Wilmington the next day, we met friends at Elijah’s for an early dinner. We planned a 2-hour meal as we haven’t seen them in a long time. We visited this restaurant on our Outer Banks vacation, see my post HERE for photos of the waterfront. I do love oysters, and this time got the Rockefeller Oysters with hollandaise. Yum!
We treated ourselves to dessert, too. My Sweet Babboo and I shared this chocolate cake.
Then, we set up at the venue for Quilters by the Sea in Wilmington. Thank goodness for My Sweet Babboo and his knowledge of technology who saved the day when my slides wouldn’t come up in order!
The meeting began with a presentation of a Quilt of Valor. Kirsta Meadows from Jacksonville, NC came up to present the quilt to Worth Parker, USMC.
Then it was my turn, and I presented Well Loved Quilt Repair.
I don’t have repaired quilts to show, but I brought a trunk show of my designs because we have to see quilts, don’t we? This is my Sakura Tsuki quilt.
The class the next day was booked for my To The Nines pattern, available in my Etsy store.
Bright and early Wednesday, quilters set up their machines and got ready to sew.
We had an enjoyable morning, as they learned some speed piecing techniques, how to make no-waste flying geese, and had fun sewing. They were so nice to bring in lunch for the group and invite me and my husband to stay and eat before we had to start for home.
Several members joined our Facebook group, Friends of From My Carolina Home, and posted pictures of their completed tops. They had such great color combinations! Many were working on these blocks in red, white, and blue for more Quilts of Valor. They did get one top completely assembled, and they have blocks for two more.
So, I am busy today and tomorrow with the quilt show, and I’ll show you some of that soon. What are you working on this week?
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