The time since then was mainly spent on preparing and then delivering 2 different talks: 'Stitching into Place' for London Quilters on Monday 18th and 'A Contemporary Perspective' to Oast Quilters in Canterbury on Saturday 23rd.
It's been over 3 years since I last did one and so I had to start from scratch with my Powerpoint presentations and was rather nervous. Unfortunately there was a technical hitch at London Quilters, not able to connect my laptop to the projector ( I really must sort out getting my own ) so had to do without and talk about the quilts I had with me. But I was among friends and my experiences of having to do impromptu talks and tours at work kicked in, it's good to know I haven't lost the knack although I'd prepare for that eventuality another time!
At Oast (which I'm a member of), I'd already planned to take advantage of being local and having a lift to take a lot of my older and larger quilts to show . I didn't have time to take photos but it was great to see my 7 year epic Medieval Tile Quilt hung , I'm still so proud to have made it . This photo of 'Tunisian Door' and 'City Girls Dream of the Sea' was posted on the groups Facebook page. the technology worked this time both projector and microphone so I was able to show the inspiration behind 'Birchington Breakwaters' ( which of course is of local interest) besides talking about my older quilts
After 2 successful talks in a week, I feel more confident now. I already have 1 booking for next year.
This week I'm writing an article for the Quilter and packing for Weymouth next week. We're so looking forward to a break in our 'home from home.'