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Paducah, day 2

Juggling is what I do.

Juggling time to fit everything I need to do into my day to day schedule on the road.  Yesterday I woke before the birds. It was dark and raining. The TV was still on and CNN was still departing sad news.

I jumped out of bed in excitement and anticipation. I just love sharing my ideas, meeting new people and encouraging everyone to take a small leap out of the box.  On the road, you eat what you have in the fridge if you’re busy. Broccoli, cheese soup, yogurt, coffee and hummus. All pretty healthy, but not your normal form of sustenance for breakfast.

I go over my day, all of the paperwork, supplies in order, timing of class, numbers and presentations. Dressed, makeup on, and ready for the day, I looked at the clock and It was only 6.30 am, Gees I don’t begin until 8.30 am.  So I whipped back into bed, set the alarm for 7.15, and woke to get dressed again and start all over. I figure that’s a good way to do it.

The morning flew by and then it was time for lunch. At Paducah, the food booths are set around a huge portable dining tent.





The smell of meat, onions and other interesting combinations that we don’t encounter at home is tantalizing, there are constant smiles and conversation buzzing in the background but my inner being persuaded me to take a break and so with my green chicken chili lunch I went back to the hotel for quiet music, reflection on the morning and preparation for the afternoon.

I spent half an hour on the floor of the event taking photos as fast at I could… and this is the result.

This quilt is called Perseverance by Mary Olsen of Oregon.



Fleur de Glace by Colette Dumont. Saint Romain, Quebec Canada






Fractal, by Claudia Pfeil – Germany.







Melting Zebra, Ruth O’Sullivan, Corpus Christi, TX




  1. Pamela armas says

    Amazing and beautiful quilts. Have a great day. Enjoy your students and put up your feet is evening!


  2. Pamela armas says

    I can’t wait for you to get back home Nd post some pictures of your adventure here in Mountainair. There’s a whole group here waiting to see your take on Mountainair through th lenses of your camera!


  3. I do not envy the judges their job, how difficult it must be to make the final dession! Melting Zebra kept calling me back to look again and again. Thanks so much Pam Glenda FNQLD


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