This week I got to attend a speaking engagement I have been looking forward to for some time. I met with a local troop of the American Heritage Girls!
Most of the time when I have a speaking engagement, it's to talk about writing fiction, the publishing industry, books and the like. But this time, they asked me to come talk about another passion of mine, quilting!
I was asked to give a brief history lesson of quilting and bring some examples of how a necessity has become a folk art.
EEK! Just up my alley!
|Antique quilt in the foreground, and a memorial quilt|
sewn by yours truly.
I brought samples of Civil War and Depression era fabrics, examples of machine and hand quilting, some quilting books that showed classic and modern designs, and a vintage 30's quilt sewn by my husband's grandmother.
It was such a pleasure to talk about history and quilting to a nice, interested group of girls and their leaders. I love being able to combine my passions!
As an added bonus, one of the girls was named Erica, and she's a Jayhawk fan!!! :) :) :)
What are some of your interests and passions?
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