IQA Journal Winter 2012

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IQA Digital Journal Winter 2012I just got my IQA (International Quilt Association) Digital Journal for Winter 2013. It has the award winning quilts from the 2011 IQA Judged Show in it. All I have to say is, seriously? When “Windblown” won the big award at the Houston quilt festival, they told me I would have to say a few words at the awards banquet. Not my favorite thing to do, and I didn’t do it well, either, but no one told me that they were going to print my acceptance “speech” (if you can call that stumbling jumble of words a speech) word-for-word in the IQA Journal! Couldn’t they have at least let me revise it so I sounded intellegent? Obviously, they didn’t have any trouble fitting all those words on the page 🙂

IQA Digital Journal Winter 2012

Oh well, humility is a good thing to learn!

When it comes to housekeeping, I always tell the ladies in my church that I like to set the bar low, so they’ll feel better about themselves. I guess I’ll add public speech-making to the list of areas where I’ll set the bar low!

Long ago, I ran across a little saying that I liked. It goes something like, “He who can laugh at himself will keep himself entertained for a long time.” Let me assure you, I am never bored. I keep finding new ways of applying that!

3 Responses

  1. Judy

    Love the quote. We need to do more laughing at ourselves these days…Maybe we’d need less stress medicine and we’d file less lawsuits, our wrinkles would be more entertaining, and we’d even get belly exercise if the laugh was big enough!!

  2. Ann Wiseman

    Saw your “Windblown” in the new issue of Quilters’ Newsletter! I was like – I know her!! : )