Why have I got a map of the United States pinned to my design wall? Has designing stopped? Where is the fabrics the laces the bits and pieces? It looks as if something is cooking but what?
I have been walking around with a stupid grin on my face for days now. Allison Aller , Willa Fuller and Nora Creeach of CQMag Online have put their heads together and are working to bring me to the U.S. for a teaching tour! Providing we can get the necessary visa to enable me to teach there is no reason why in 2008 I should not be doing a hop skip and jump across the country. This has me excited … hence the map and hence the stupid grin.
If you live in the US and are interested Allison, Willa and Nora do need some help from the lists and the invitation is open to anyone who reads this too. We need to know what groups may be interested in classes. Do you have an established group of crazy quilters or stitchers that are interested in having me to teach and that you can pretty much guarantee will follow through with attending this event?
There ae a heap of things you may be able to help with. Do you have a free or inexpensive venue in which to hold a class of up to 20 students? Is there a person in the group that is a dependable coordinator? Is there someone who can put me up during my stay while I am in the area? Do any of you know of vendors who might help as sponsors to defray some of the associated costs?
Nothing is set in cement yet. Allie, Willa, and Nora (who privately I have nick named my three musketeers) are considering a number of options which we will reveal at a later date. At the moment we are gathering information and would be interested to know what time of year is most workable for groups interested in my visit.
Needless to say I am incredibly excited about this opportunity. I am really looking forward to meeting people who I have been in email contact for a long time. Some people such as Willa I have been in contact with for over 7 years you can’t imagine how excited I am at this. With the travel date being 2008 there is plenty of time to plan, organise and turn it into a wonderful adventure.