What a day in the life of a quilter! A day I will always remember with good memories.....the day of my taping for The Quilt Show.
We headed off early to the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.
The initial set-up prior to taping.
The producer gave us some of the final details. I was so nervous, her directions went in one ear and out the other!
This nice young man hooked me up to a "mike" which immediately fell into my cleavage. I didn't know who was more embarrassed. I'm sure my heart was beating like a trip hammer!
It was fascinating watching the preparations behind the scenes for the segments. Everyone had their job from moving cameras, lights, and hanging the appropriate quilts. The staff was very organized, extremely professional, very complimentary and helpful.
I reviewed the Patchwork Math segment with Ricky Tims. Me, in the same room with Ricky Tims! Incredible! What a gentleman. We walked through my presentation just prior to the taping, and Ricky "got it" immediately.
Be natural they said.....with all of these cameras and people.....I don't think so!
I was practicing my Country Charmer segment with Alex Anderson. Alex is an amazing woman who made me very comfortable. Alex loved the block layout sheet and she is a quick study! I was so afraid of not filling the allotted time.....silly me.....the time flew by.
In reviewing the events of the day in my mind, I keep thinking about the things I forgot to say.....but I can't remember exactly what I said! I didn't bumble around too much, but there were moments I would like to re-do. Now here's the good news.....I've been invited back to do more segments which will be on The Quilt Show's classroom section!
My thanks go out to the entire staff at The Quilt Show. You gave me a day in my life I will always remember. You were all professional, helpful, complimentary, and kind.
My thanks also go out to all of YOU, my wonderful readers, who sent me many personal messages and comments of encouragement prior to the show. Knowing I had so much support was immeasurable, and I'm forever grateful.
I also want to thank Mr. Joe who's been cooking, cleaning, walking the puppy, and basically doing everything around the house the past few weeks so that I could be prepared for my big day. He's a keeper!
Now on to my next quilting adventure. Who knew quilting could be so exciting!