This is were I spent the day. I was politely greeted, introduced around , and then handed a large notebook and thumb drive as the new Secretary (that ceremony is actually coming up on the 21st). But I was also here for another reason.
I was filling in for Chris to sponsor our guild's inductee, Betsy Macomber. And good thing I am not shy or nervous, because I was informed I would be starting the show. As they fiddled with the mike - I told them no need. Yes, I have one of those stage booming voices.
The photos I took came out horribly, so please excuse. Betsy - so excited for her - in the lite slacks and most beautiful hand-woven wrap. I have known her pre-quilting days when she started as a gym teacher at our local High School (I was secretary for the Athletic Director), Boy Scouting days when our sons were involved, and remember her taking quilting classes from my Mother. She is a lover of Judy Neimeyer patterns, a jaw dropping, hand guided long arm quilter and teaches classes at one of the LQSs. I don't have her presentation (I was doing it) or showing off her block that will hang in the Hall of Fame.
Then there was a wonderful presentation by Dolly Wodin of quilts from 1840 - 1940. It was of particular interest to me as I love following Barbara Brackman's blog with the history of quilts and fabrics. I was especially thrilled when she showed the Dutch Palampore quilt which I have been researching as it being my heritage.
It was a lovely day filled with all walks of quilters - who's names I will never remember. And some I will see again when our own guild hosts the Fall Hall Of Fame meeting and induction of officers on the 21st. Hopefully I will get better photos that day - Betsy is, also, our guest speaker that meeting.