It sure seems like a long time ago that I was traveling once or twice a month to teach quiltmaking around the country. Bookings that were cancelled or postponed are starting to come back now,
I have been quite content to be home, sewing, quilting, designing, all day, every day. My husband and I enjoy each other's company and have plenty to keep us busy so we are not under each others' feet all the time.
|My Happy Place|
|My Studio--the biggest room in the house|
As new bookings come up, I hope to keep it to no more than one travel job a month, about 7-8 months of the year. I love "being" at a guild or show to teach and lecture but the "getting there" part is not the most fun.
Today I booked flights for two upcoming trips, arranged a hotel for one of those, updated and sent the supply list and lecture description to one guild, and sent prospective dates in 2022 for another guild. And at the moment, I am hard at work on a BIG project that will have me very busy for a while.
Going to the Ninigret Quilters of Rhode Island in early August will be fun. I haven't been to RI before. They are celebrating their 40th anniversary so chose the Lecture "Ruby Jubilee"--which features the International Quilt Festival Ruby Jubilee in 2014. There will be stories about that great exhibit and my Red and White--By the Numbers quilt and how it came to be.
The workshop they selected is the Charming Sampler, using 3" blocks to learn several skills:
|Sample is 33" x 33"|