Saturday, January 16, 2010

Alamo Heritage Quilt Guild San Antonio, TX

Alamo Heritage Quilt Guild San Antonio, TX 
 This last Thursday night, I was honored to present a lecture about my work at the Alamo Heritage Quilt Guild. I had a great time. This guild is rather small, but oh so friendly. I felt so relaxed and welcomed there. It was wonderful! The first photo is of me with Dea Heller. She is the 2nd Vice President and my main contact person. She was a delight and it turns out that she has won numerous prizes with her quilts and also does presentations to guilds! She was kind enough to call before I left Austin and give me directions around the numerous road closures from construction! Very helpful! Next, Joyce Boyd and myself. She is the President of the guild. She is warm and humorous and a delight! I gave a one hour lecture and trunk show, punctuated with lightning strikes, thunder, and rain from outside. A lot of people came despite the bad weather. Thank you!! I brought about 15 quilts. Included in these photos are Little Cities (also here), Synchronized Swimming, and Doors Across Austin. And, the trunk show portion could not have been a success without all the volunteers who held up my quilts and walked them around the room so that everyone could see them. This is a difficult job because the quilts get heavy, and if you are the one holding it up, you don't get to look at the front side! Be sure to check out the fingers holding the quilts at the top and the legs underneath! Last a photo of my slide projector. Makes great pictures, eh?? No, really, it's turned off for this photo, and the actual quilt is being shown by a volunteer! At some point, I would love to get a new laptop and digital projector and skip the slides all together!


Brandi said...

Ooh, wish I could have been a fly on the wall for that one. My favorite thing ever is show and tell...gorgeous quilts!!

Connie Hudson said...

Dea was a big help to me when I was first starting out in the longarm business. She is a true treasure and that brain has more stuff filed away than anyone I know.

kathy york said...

That doesn't surprise me at all about Dea. She is a true gem!