On our Guild calendar we had a Member Trunk Show scheduled between our Quarterly business meeting and luncheon. Longtime Member, Pat Gomes, finally was talked into showing her stuff.
When approached last year about doing a show, she balked, “I’m a crafter, not a quilter!”
“Then I guess you will be showing us your crafts.”
After saying she would think about it (usually this means “No way!” in my experience), Pat came to me the next week, and said she decided to do a show after all.
No one knew exactly what to expect. We have seen Pat’s artwork, and crafts as a vendor at our annual quilt show. She was very talented, we knew that. What we did not know was her talent as a stand-up comedian.
I would say that she kept us riveted to our seats with her autobiography, -except, we could hardly stay in our seats – we were laughing so hard.
It wasn’t her life that was funny, it was the way she talked about it. The items she brought to share, were special to her, her first quilt, her first doll, her favorite “Old Lady Dolls” and a large St. Nicholas doll.
Several members told her she should take her act out on the road. I hope she is not considering that. It is hard enough to book our Quarterly trunk shows and we will want her back next year, for sure.
The following photos were taken by a non-professional who tried…