This was our first speaking gig and we had a lot of trepidation about whether we had enough or too much and if we would be of interest to the group. From the comments and questions we were successful with our talk and pieces shown.
We had a great time. The Villiage Quilters guild was wonderful and David and I got a lot of positive feedback. David and I also realized that we have at least three different topics we could speak on. Brainstorming on the way home (with the help of a Starbucks Frappuccino) we came up with technique specific talks as well as how to use art principles in traditional as well as art quilts.
Several of the guild members were interested in workshops on our techniques. We are going to seriously think about the possibility. Diane, the current president, said we could use their guild as a test bed for any workshop we would like to present. How nice is that?
Diane and several of the other members went out to lunch afterwards and we enjoyed talking and getting to know everyone better. David and I had a great time and hope to speak to this group again in the future. The Saturday meeting fits into our schedule perfectly. Anyone in the San Diego area should check out their upcoming speakers and workshops. Village Quilters have some interesting events on their calendar.
I want to thank Janet Beyea for extending the initial invitation, Carol Goodhue Shull and Diana Foster for the continued encouragement to come speak at their guild. Carol did a great job doing the phone interview for the newsletter and helped us finalize topics for our presentation. We truly enjoyed ourselves and all the great members we met.
Village Quilter's guild has a Facebook page. If you are on FB, check them out by searching for Village Quilters Guild.