This past weekend, I flew to Handi Quilter headquarters in Salt Lake City to film 3 video segments for QNNtv.com. I’ll be a guest on Quilt It – The Longarm Quilting Show, coming up next spring. Although I am NOT a long-arm quilter, I was able to share tips and tricks for free-motion quilting using the sit-down Sweet 16 machine. In addition to talking about many of the machine quilting designs from my book, I was able to let the viewers in on some other fun surprises, including details of the quilt right behind me. (Don’t worry – I’ll spill the beans on that one soon….)
I must admit, it was pretty nerve-wracking, since I’ve never filmed anything before, but Jodie Davis, the host of Quilt It, put me right at ease. The film crew were great, the Handi Quilter gals were fun, and they took great care of us!
The whole crew went out to dinner the night before my scheduled filming day and it was a great way to meet everyone and get out all the butterflies about what to expect.
It was fun to meet some of the other Quilt It “Stars” including Joe Cunningham (aka Joe the Quilter) and Kelly Cline, who does stunning work on traditional quilts and vintage linens. Plus, it was super fun to hang out with Rebecca Bryan and Stephanie Palmer since they were filming the same day as me. I love life’s little moments like that.
We took turns being silly, cheering each other on and calming each other’s nerves. It was so reassuring for them to tell me I looked and sounded great, while my heart was thumping hard inside my chest!! I’m sure they felt the same way, and from my vantage point, they rocked it!
Personally, I think QNNtv is pretty cool. It’s a monthly subscription service that gives you access to hundreds of quilting shows on demand, anytime. My episode is slated to air next March (I think) and if you are interested in checking it out now, you can Subscribe to QNNtv here.
Now it’s time to get back to my regularly scheduled quilting life!