This will be short. I am getting ready to LAUNCH today. I will present at 10AM PST at the Machine Quilting Forum of the Virtual Houston Quilt Festival – “Easy Peasy Cutwork”. Then at 4PM PST, my big presentation to the general audience, “Quilting is a Contact Sport!”, yikes! If you have heard the lecture by the same name before, rest assured, this is a different lecture. Some of the stories will be the same, but the content is very different. And on Saturday at noon I’ll be part of a second Machine Quilting Forum and talk about “Yes You CAN Free Motion Quilt!”.
Good news! You can sign up for classes until the close of Festival on Sat, Dec 5th. Recordings will be available until the 12th! You can take a 90-minute Master Class from some of the top teachers in the world for $20. Because it is virtual, and the format is lecture/demo, there can be an unlimited number of people in class. I’m taking Philippa Naylor (UK!!) and Claudia Pfeil (Germany!!). There are some top-notch world-class teachers that you can still sign up for. THIS is the year you can “go” to Houston!
I have spent weeks preparing for all of this, the lecture taking many, many hours. I have had some fabulous help putting this lecture together and it is by fary the most important one I’ve done in my life. I estimate that there could be attendees from around 20 countries if it draws like the in-person show did. And there could be many hundreds of people listening/watching. I don’t expect that and I won’t even know how many are in attendance until after my lecture. I’ll report in next week. Wish me luck!
On Black Friday, no way I was going to the mall. We hiked the Cronan Ranch trail area of the Middle Fork of the American River, about a 4 1/2 mile hike. I love the trail name:
That’s about how creative as I get with my quilt names!
It was a beautiful hike:
My hearty outdoorsman son was our guide. He does insane things and blogs about it at quincykoetz.com. Don’t ever do the stuff he does!
This is sure a classic foothill view! I love those soon-to-be-green hills with dots of oaks.
I don’t have the photography skills, but I tried to catch the beauty of the grass in the sun. I kinda sorta caught it.
And how crazy is this scene? We’ve all done this:
Thanksgiving weekend, 2020: masks, hard-core medical grade wipes within arm’s reach and food, lots of food. I sure hope we are all hugging next Thanksgiving!
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