((DID I MENTION...SERIOUS?!))
They let me know that I had been nominated for Teacher of the Year --
Only this time I had to answer a whole bunch of “serious questions for serious quilters” and submit what was much like a term paper on my teaching methods and what I expected my students to learn through my classes. It was a dicey prospect because it really made me think about how my workshops have been going, looking at what the students are learning –not just having a good time.
ARE they learning?
Are they fine tuning skills they already have?
Are they learning new ways to look at things and streamline methods they already use?
Are they pushing the walls of their own personal “Boxes” giving them a freer and more creative mindset to play in?
I hope so!
I came home to a big fat envelope on the table, and I opened it while in the process of getting all of the mail corralled and dealt with today.
Certificate in the mail!
While I didn’t win, I am extremely honored to be nominated and included in the line up of other “oh so very serious” quilters! Who actually thought I was SERIOUS anyway?? Well, even though I am about keeping things fun most of the time, I am very serious about my quilting passion, and I am so happy to have the opportunity to share it with others.
The 2014 Professional Quilter Teacher of the Year is: Jacquie Gering!
The runner-up nominees were Susan Brittingham, Lisa Calle, Amy Gibson, Pam Holland, Liz Kettle, Vikki Pignatelli and Christa Watson along with myself ---How fun to be included with this ((SERIOUS?!)) group of ladies!
The Meet the Nominees pages!
I’ve been deep in paper work today – no sewing has happened yet, but I’m spending this evening straightening the studio and HOPEFULLY going to load my cheddar sampler into the machine for quilting. HOPEFULLY.
This however was accomplished:
All Caught Up!
If you ordered books while I was gone for the past 12 days, I appreciate your patience in knowing that I can’t mail out when I’m gone, and there is no one else to sign books for me anyway! All orders are up to date and out the door on their way to you.
Because of this…I get STUDIO TIME! YAY!
Have a great evening, everyone!