Thursday, June 21, 2012

Challenge Day 23

It's day 23 of my 31 Day Challenge and I spent the day at the local quilt shop demoing my ruler.  It went pretty well.  I'm the type of person that looks to observe, you know the type that loves to sit in an airport or mall and people watch....  I felt like I did that today.  I observed all the quilting ladies that came into the shop, most were there to get their stamps and shop hop fabric and leave on to the next shop, a few were there with their dedicated husbands along for the ride, in fact I striked up about a 20 minute conversation with one of them.  

It's always interesting to me to see what quilters gravitate too....what catches their eye....what appeals to them and every now and then I would watch a lady eye one of my quilts and be gravitated towards them and I would get so excited...and usually they are sold at first glance and then it makes it all worth it.  Two ladies this morning were instantly drawn to my demo table and said they were wanting to do something different for a while and were excited to give my ruler a try!  That I love, the thought that what I've created will bring fun and joy to two ladies as they quilt together.  

I've said this before, that it's very traditional up here in my neck of the woods and sometimes I felt out of place today.  I'm not your Costco food vendor that is going to draw everyone over to me to watch me demo, that's just not me.  Maybe it's the wrong approach, but I don't like sales pitches and so I try not to do that myself.

Overall, the day was good and I'm happy I was able to bring something different and contemporary to a few ladies that have been wanting to try something new! ;o)

   This is Georgia and I, she is the shop owner and is absolutely the nicest!  She's been supportive of me from the first day I told her I was getting a longarm quilting machine and now she supports my new love, my ruler and patterns.

 I've got a big day of  longarm quilting tomorrow, I've got some catching up to do!

23 of 30 Finished

~Jenny~

10 comments:

Sherril said...

I am one of your biggest fans. I wonder why? I am just a little prejudice. Looking forward to seeing you and your family soon.

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Zany Quilter said...

You would rock a demo here in Las Vegas...come to Quiltique someday and teach a class! We love modern quilting...and an awesome shop/classroom! ;-)

Ethne said...

Hey, you are allowed a day off to play and share - I've no doubt that you will catch up on your quilting - pace yourself today please and look forward to the end of the challenge next week .....
You will do it - of that I'm very, very sure - then ...... playtime

Dawn said...

glad that you got away from the longarm for a bit . . . and don't worry, the modern quilters will find you!! Hope you have a good day on Friday making more magic on some lucky someone's quilt.

Judiquilts said...

Jenny, any time you would like to do a demo in Australia, give me a shout.
Kind regards,

Diane said...

Getting a new product out there is always a challenge. I'm the same way-don't want to be in peoples faces about stuff, it's a shy thing. You just keep being yourself-your quilting, patterns and rulers are fantastic.
good job on the 31 day challenge too!

Auntie Pami said...

I think a trip over here is in your future! I'll see you Saturday!

QuiltyGirl said...

I hope everyone loves your ruler! I bought one to use for my sister's wedding quilt, and I can't wait to get started using it. I wish I had been able to meet you when I was living in Seattle. :( I never made it up to Everrett-I didn't even know there was a quilt shop up that way! (Of course I was totally spoiled, being a few miles from The Quilting Loft!)
I'm trying to convince a shop owner here in upstate NY to carry your ruler, too!

The Invisible Woman said...

Thanks for your gracious perspective on quilters. Keep up the good work - your rulers and patterns are wonderfully inspiring!