Being on the board of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild has truly been a great experience over this year. When I volunteered for this position, I certainly didn't think that it would led to being on TV, but this week it did! This weekend, PMQG has a special exhibit in the Northwest Quilting Expo. On Monday, we were contacted to be interviewed on KGW for their Sunrise show. The email went around to the board members and it turned out I was the only one that could be available. Let's just say I was a little nervous about being on TV! We were able to have two more gals, Michelle Freedman & Jolene Knight, volunteer to rise extra early and tape the segment at 5:30am! They were the perfect gals to team up with! Thanks so much!
Currently, there is not a clip of the interview online. If it comes out I'll post it here. It lasted all of one and a half minutes, during which Drew asked me about is different about Modern Quilting. Such a difficult thing to sum up in a short amount of time! Essentially I answered that modern quilting plays with a lot of asymmetry, solid colors, improv, and a departure from the traditional repeated quilt block. Drew then asked about our group. Michelle explained how sewing together is such a fun event and how we really learn from each other. That was a wrap!
*Please note, my name is present as I was talking, however, this quilt is made by the talented, Petra Anderson!
It was also fun to get a sneak peek at the Quilt Show and see some of the beautiful quilts, there are many! Overall, it was a great experience and not as nerve wreaking as I thought. The most difficult part is the lead up to the interview and fearing that my mind would go blank once the question would be asked! Thanks to everyone on instagram and facebook for sharing encouraging words yesterday and this morning! I appreciate you! :)