Sunday, May 4, 2008

Ricky Tim Seminar - Part 1...!

I just spent 3 (three) intense days in Glens' Falls to attend the Ricky Tims Quilt Seminar and what a blast it was! What an energetic and invigorating seminar!

I left Thursday moonish to drive down to Glens' Falls, which is about a 2 (two) hour drive from my home. I stayed at The Manor Inn, about 1 mile away from the civic center where the seminar took place. I had the garden Room! It was the first time I ever slept in a king size bed! Yea, I needed a map to get out of it the first morning! lol The stay was quite comfy and the breakfast, delicious! I did enjoy the walk to and from the seminar every day!

Strangely, I hadn't expected to meet many people. Members from my guild were going, but I didn't know who. Given that I'm still sort of a new member, it really wasn't my intention to meet up with anyone I knew. I left home with the idea that I'd be spending a quiet 3 (three) days to myself. As you can just imagine, that's not how it turned out!

Thursday, I am climbing up the stair in the civic center looking for a seat and I hear "Carole Meier". I'm looking around and a beautiful lady says to me, "You have a blog! Oh my gosh, I read your blog". Well, you can just imagine my surprise! I'm fascinated by the idea that someone actually recognized me! lol I just couldn't believe it! What a pleasant surprise to meet up with a reader. Gosh, I almost felt like a famous person! LOL

Meet Denise, she's a lurker! lol Doesn't she have the sweetest smile?

I'm trying really hard to have her come out of lurkdom! lol She is a hoot!

You cannot imagine how much she made my day! I mean, to actually recognize me! I guess my picture does reflects the true me! lol She did say that I look much skinnier in person. THANK YOU Denise! lol

Denise's friend took our picture in front of Bohemian Rhapsody quilt by Ricky Tims. Thank you Denise from making me feel special!

At the end of the first evening, I hooked up with 3 (three) fine ladies from my guild.

Meet, starting from the left, Cheryl, Kathy and Trudy! What a hoot they all are!

They all decided to yell "Yooooo Hoooo" for the picture, which was the expression we "the audience" used throughout the seminar to express our joy and excitement!

They invited me to join them for dinner Thursday evening. We ate at Fiddlehead's Gourmet Dining. It was delicious!

From then on, we stayed together as a group and would meet up in the morning. They were kind enough to save me a seat. I always seemed to arrive with a minute to spare!

It's my understanding that this seminar was the largest they had ever had. We were close to 800 people.

I do hope you enjoyed reading about my first day! Thank you so much for stopping by!

16 comments:

Guðrún said...

There is always room for a new blogger, so I think Denise should start a blog. I checked the Garden room and wow what a great bed!

Vicki W said...

That sounds like a total blast! Isn't blogging great? Friends are everywhere! Did Denise talk you into any very large purchases?

CONNIE W said...

What a fun post, Carole. Sounds like a great few days!

Morah said...

Sounds like a great time! quilting, friends, bloggers....what more could you ask for.....

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Yoooo Hoooooo! Sounds like quite a fun seminar!

Kim said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! I'll look forward to reading more.

Libby said...

Sounds like a fun time - that Ricky Tims has a way of really getting the crowd worked up *S*

Wendy said...

Isn't it fun to be recognized...LOL. When I went to my first meeting of Little Jo in Washington State one of the ladies recognized me...I was so taken back with surprise. We now email regularly (She doesn't have a blog).

Your room looked very nice and I'm glad you had a great time.

Needled Mom said...

What a fun time you must have shared. It is such fun to meet fellow bloggers. I just found out that a reader of my blog lives a short distance from me. I hope that we can meet up at our local quilt group really soon. Small world, isn't it.

I have attended a Ricky Tims class and loved it. Very exciting work.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Sounds like you had a great time and meeting someone new is always fun. King size bed is the only way to go,LOL. Couldn't be without one now that I have one. can't wait to read more.

Hugs - Karen

Greenmare said...

oh my goodness how exciting for you! Sounds like a fabulous time!!! Are you going to be showing a convergence quilt soon? or was Ricky Timm doing something else for this one?

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- it looks like you had a fun time. What thoughtful guild members you have. And Denise -- come out, come out wherever you are LOL!

Sweet P said...

How cool to have someone recognize you. How does it feel to be famous? Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Cindy said...

Sounds like an awesome time! Wish we could have gone to the one in Paducah but it was too far before the show. We are planning on going back next year too. Have a great day

Kathy Wagner said...

Sounds like great fun!
You are famous!

Yvonne said...

Lucky you....sounds like such fun. Can't wait to hear more. :)

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