It's hard to know just where to start to be honest.
The Event is over and I think everyone is feeling a sense of satisfaction.
A year or more ago, a casual discussion after a "brown bag seminar" hosted by 1st National Bank, brought forth the idea of a quilt event to raise money for the young people here in (Alamogordo)
You know how these things happen, ideas grew into an ambitious course of action.
Could we do it? – well, here we are after the event and ….Wow, we did it.!!!!
I talked about it at home. It was hard to make people understand, then again to they need to know?
Well I figure they do, because this was a unique experience. In this "Whats in it for Me" generation its remarkable that a large financial Institution, let alone a Bank would support the efforts of a small group of adventurers to take take a leap of faith.
The community pulled together with selfless commitment. he young people of FFA were there from the beginning to the end and I was pleased to work along side them.
Classes were full to overflowing and the participants enthusiastic… almost half of the class took all three classes and attended the dinner and presentation on Friday evening.
The dinner allowed the vendors and the general public to be part of the experience as well.
The area outside the classroom was set aside for the vendors who had faith in us to come from other States, and the general public were able to view a wonderful display of quilts and spend their money at the same time..!!
I am now a fan of Green Chili burgers…..!!! thanks to the efforts of the FFA group. Their catering along with other groups was outstanding.
One of the other unique things is that the LLoyd Curzon fabric company from South Australia, donated 90 yards of fabric and it was delivered free to us from the Maywood fabric company here in the USA… so there was an International connection other than ME…..