Saturday, October 3, 2009
Article In Quilter's Newsletter about Quilters' S.O.S. - Save Our Stories
I love to write. I write in my journal sometimes three or four times a day. I love to write letters. I dream of writing books. I've written articles that have appeared in different publications. I've written for Quilter's Newsletter several times. It's always nice when someone sees and comments on something that I have written. I have an article that is in Quilter's Newsletter's October/November issue on the Quilters' S.O.S. - Save Our Stories (Q.S.O.S.). Q.S.O.S. is an oral history project of the Alliance for American Quilts and it is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. I have been involved in the project since the beginning. What has surprised me is how many people have read and sent me comments about the article. I'm very blown away. To be honest, I wasn't sure that that many people who know me were reading the magazine. I'm thrilled that Maria Herrera, Lois Beardslee and Charlene Hughes were all featured. I'm especially thrilled about Maria because it was her first quilt!
If you're going to be in Houston for International Quilt Festival and you're free Friday morning, let me know and I'll get you an invitation to the celebration. If someone had told me that I would dedicate 10 years of my life (thousands of hours and thousands of dollars) I would have told them that they were crazy. Looking back it has been a great 10 years with lots of adventures and so many opportunities to connect with people and to give back in a real and meaningful way to this wonderful community that I belong. And I got to write about it!