Sunday, 21 February 2016

Quilty happenings...

A few months ago, I was invited to be involved in the 2016 Australian Council of Quilters Conference, along with our superstar member Kat Jones (who has just won another two prizes at QuiltCon!). So on Friday night, kat and I went to Government House for the opening of the conference. It was a pretty amazing experience - being announced and introduced to Kate and her husband Richard, and being made to feel very welcome and comfortable. Government House itself is spectacular, so it was a bit of a treat to wander through some of the rooms and admire the architecture. 



Last night, Ann (our Vice President), kat and myself were responsible for pre-dinner entertainment for the ACQ representatives. Ann spoke about the Tasmanian MQG and then kat and I did a pretty huge trunk show. It actually went really well - and I surprised myself with how calm I managed to stay before it all happened. I tend to completely freak out before public speaking events, but this time I actually didn't feel that nervous. It's really nice to know I CAN do this kind of thing and not get ridiculously nervous ;o).


So although I'm not at QuiltCon, it's been a pretty awesome quilty weekend. Oh, and I have very nearly finished stitching the binding down on Aviatrix, so I'll have a big finish to share with you this week sometime!!

xx Jess

9 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

What an honour Jess! And so well deserved!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

It's nice to be a tourist at home, isn't it? I hope you link up with me next week for TGIFF!

Shasta Matova said...

This second picture of all the quilts like that is gorgeous! Looks like it would be a great cover for a show or book or something. Glad the talk went well.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I wish I'd been able to listen to your talk!

Debbie said...

Well how cool is that!?

Lisa J. said...

What a wonderful experience! I freak out before public speaking as well therefore hardly do it. I'm so impressed that you managed to be calm this time. I love the picture of your wonderful quilts and look forward to your finish hopefully next week!

Dawn said...

Did not doubt you would be fabulous.... you were talking YOUR topic.
Well done all.

FVITH said...

Congratulations on the gig and on keeping your nerves under control :) Hopefully it provides you with much more confidence in future.

leanne said...

wow how exciting !! congratulations and I'm sure talking on your favourite subject would have kept you calm !!