|Here I am with host of QATV, Susan Brubaker Knapp. Betty Ford was so sweet to whip up a beautiful quilt using my fabrics! You can see it to the left.|
I just returned from a few days in Solon, Ohio (just outside of Cleveland) where I was taping my two t.v. segments for Quilting Arts TV. What a great experience! I do admit that I was nervous right up to a couple of minutes before the cameras started rolling but once they did I was in "teaching mode"! Though I don't remember everything I said now...I do remember that I managed to get all that I'd planned to say, said and all that I planned to show, demo-ed. In fact, Quilting Arts editor, Vivika DeNegre seemed so surprised with the change in my demeanor that she came out and said after the first segment... "You were so relaxed!" But really...the whole Quilting Arts and KS Productions teams really support you and make you feel like you are truly a star! Thanks to all of them.
The other wonderful part of doing this was the people I met...some of my online friends are now no longer virtual, but real friends (Lisa Chin and Susan Purney Mark). And I have a number of other new friends (especially my "roomie", Susan Edmonson) and contacts because of this adventure.
I also think I've gained a new perspective on "being professional". I plan to make some changes and to start moving along my path with new conviction.
I'm excited to see what happens!
Thanks to all of you who sent your well wishes...I really appreciate your support!