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That’s Entertainment!

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…

TTFN

Member Showcase: Kathie Merrick

After our Quarterly Business Meeting, while we were waiting for our luncheon to be served, we were entertained by Kathie Merrick.  She brought in some of her artistic creations to show us, including paintings, clothing, quilts and a Christmas Tree she decorated with ornaments made from thread. Just thread.  

Each of her items has a story behind it, of course!  And the way she tells that story is so entertaining, she had us giggling like girls.  If she gets tired of sewing, she should try stand-up.

To our delight, she brought in the very first quilt she made. A hand pieced and quilted, “Sunbonnet Sue” pattern that Kathie modified by adding applique and embellishments.  Photos do not do it justice. We are talking about Stunning here.

You might think, “Overachiever”.  Maybe that is what makes her so awesome at sewing. Probably.

All I know is that it is not contagious.

 

♥  TTFN!  ♥