There were many lectures going on at Quilt Fest and I worked a few of them. You could pre-register for a lecture or purchase a ticket at the door. One lecture Barbara B and I worked was "Antique Quilts, Fabric and History of 1800's" by Jodi Barrows. I was familiar with her from the square in a square ruler but she also has a long family history of quilts and quilters! We got to see some lovely quilts and hear family stories. She is also writing novels based on her ancestors.
The indigo fabric, scarves and textiles were amazing, but a little out of my budget. That indigo book looks fabulous!
Cindy Walters was a super busy teacher all week, but still had a smile for everyone!
I was assigned to work a few other lectures and although the topic didn't necessarily interest me, as soon as everyone was checked in and it looked like nobody else would be attending, I sat quietly by the door to listen.
One was by Cheryl Kuczek. She generously shared a Boho Frock pattern with the staff and she was talking about clothing construction. You all saw how I sewed the apron and vest, right?! Yikes! But I left empowered feeling like I could make that frock and make it fit me. That's the sign of a good teacher.
Another was Creativity from the Inside Out by Lynn Koolish. This is a class I NEVER would have taken, but I still learned a lot of the creativity process.
And one more was Jump Start Your Art Career by Jane Davila. Does that really sound like my kind of lecture? But I was open to learn and she had some great ideas. As I am putting myself out there a bit more to do workshops or lectures for guilds I can use many of her suggestions.
So, if you find yourself in a lecture or class that you don't think is "you", give it a go and maybe you'll learn something anyway!
Make it a fantastic day!