My Youtube Video!

My Youtube video is up! The "Go Tell It at the Quilt Show" endeavor to capture the stories behind quilts is quite an undertaking, and I am so happy that I could be a part of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRXEKkViaF0&index=1&list=PLbRL8gNFw9DAwe5h9KE0uaRW9U4FiS1qM

The videos were filmed (do we film things anymore? probably not) before and after the quilt show opened; this video was taken around 8:00 in the morning.  I wasn't too tongue-tied at that hour!  And it was a one-take deal!  Just one quilt, one quilter, a camera and three minutes. No do-overs!

Everything about the Sacred Threads show was top-notch, and I am inspired by all the other quilters who shared their work. 

Recognition is Uplifting!

 

I am just back from the Sacred Threads exhibit in Herndon Virginia where Determination was part of the show.

  What a great show and tremendous production!  I was in awe of every quilt I saw, the bar has been raised!

I took part in Go Tell It at the Quilt Show - a very cool effort to have video documentation of quilts and quilt-makers.  One quilt, one person, one video camera and three minutes to tell the story.

One take was all you got!  I must have talked fast, because I was quicker than three minutes! 

During a session called Not Fade Away, some of the videos were played, and mine was one of them, evidently.  It caught notice of Luana Rubin, who wrote this in her blog on equilter:

http://www.equilter.com/blog/2015/07/creative-nudge-telling-a-story.html

It is a terrific uplift to my spirit and a motivator for me to keep making quilts that matter. Thank you, Luana, for recognizing Determination.

 
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New Website!

I am so excited to finally have a website up and running!  Like in most new endeavors, there is quite a learning curve, but I think I am getting the hang of it!

I chose SquareSpace as my webpage editor; I liked their professional looking templates, the interface seemed easy enough (!) The template I chose is Montauk - fitting as I have a couple Montauk Daisy bushes growing here in coastal CT!

I will have to close down my Wordpress Blog ... so to all six of you who followed me there, I will make sure you are updated.  Kind of psyched to have everything all in one place...although I can't link my One Bobbin Facebook Fan Page to this website without upgrading my subscription - I'll see if there is a work-around.

All for now ... I have to work on the fact that I currently have two welcome pages!  Back to creating the website!

Stay tuned for updates on my quilt projects!