boy, were they surprised! :: Okan Arts
boy, were they surprised!

boy, were they surprised!


There was the oddest conversation for the first ten minutes at the church hall in Mount Vernon this morning. Due to a complete miscommunication, the gals at Northwest Quilt Connection (NQC) thought I wanted six long tables for putting my presentation props on.

My contract said that I was going to be putting on a trunk show with my lecture, but no one really knew what that meant. Finally, our hostess Joy Neal said “Oh, you want to set up a shop.” Once we started talking the same language, it became apparent that the yukata cottons should be in the foyer where there was lots of room.

I felt pretty self-conscious about the trunk show today for two reasons. First of all, it was unexpected and maybe not something NQC likes to do. Secondly, I have acquired so many bolts since StashFest that I have a HUGE inventory. It was an embarrassment of riches.

All the same, the NQC members enjoyed seeing the extensive assortment of Japanese fabrics. There was quite a bit of diversity in what was purchased—a good amount of indigos, some of the outrageous abstracts, and plenty of the classic flowers and Japanese motifs.

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