Friday, May 11, 2018

Guild Program

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the Nine Patchers Quilt Guild located in Elizabethtown, KY. I gave a trunk show and lecture about where I’ve been and where I am now in my quilting journey. Public speaking used to scare me SO much. I would have “stomach issues,” shake, feel dizzy, and have dry mouth so bad that my upper lip would stick to my front teeth. I have given this lecture to several guilds now, and I must say that I am FINALLY getting a bit more comfortable doing it. (I NEVER thought I would.)

(The Nine Patchers Quilt Guild is having a Silent Auction and Quilters Attic on Saturday, May 19th, 2018, from noon to 5 pm at the Pritchard Center located at 404 Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown, KY. The live auction will begin at 3. You can check out some of the items to be auctioned here.)

Here are a few picture from my talk.
 I have no idea what I was talking about in this picture. Evidently I wanted to draw attention to my right.
 Here, I was talking about making a VERY miniature quilt. (I’m holding it!)
This quilt was the first one I had made that got into any show. It was in the very first “In Full Bloom Exhibit.” (That quilt has traveled more than I have.)

My new friend, Beth, welcomed me into her home to spend the night before the talk. (Thanks, Beth, for taking pictures and letting me use them in this post.) I had such a nice time, met some new people, and (hopefully) inspired some of the guild members to take a small step outside their comfort zone.

9 comments:

D Cresanto Quilting said...

Yup..... got to love those pics.. where you wonder "What was I doing". Love you and glad your more comfortable... now might be the time to have you come back and speak at PUPs!!

Robin Stewart said...

Great to hear you are more comfortable although I think you are always good at it!! Love your stuff!

Ronda K. said...

YAY for being more comfortable!!!!!! I'm sure a great time was had by all AND I'm sure lots of quilters went home VERY inspired! The pics are fantastic!:O)

Lee Wimmert said...

You are very inspiring and so glad you are spreading inspiration!

Lisa Greenbow said...

I am so glad you are getting used to public speaking. You have so much to offer to the public especially the quilters and people interested in quilting. Bravo.

Dee Ann Wylam said...

I am SO proud of you Beth - for the fantastic quilting journey AND for the public speaking journey! Way to go!

Susan Nixon said...

What fun, Beth! I'm so glad you had these pictures to share. It sounds like a wonderful experience for you and for the ladies in the guild. =)

Beth@IHaveANotion.com said...

Beth!!! thanks for plugging the Auction.... You are a great speaker! Warm and Natural. Welcome to come back anytime! Your are Goldie approved!

Dana Kroeger said...

After all your years in front of students in classrooms, I would never had thought you'd be nervous in front of fellow quilters. But, all things new tend to do that to us. I'm sure you're a "natural" with you talks! Hope to hear one sometime!