Wow, what a high! I just came back from a guild meeting at which I was the featured speaker; teaching school was too long ago to make me confident about this presentation. But . . . this was such a good time; there's nothing like talking to people who share the same passions as one does.
I was asked to make a presentation on embellishment; we all know how some people feel about that! Bling doesn't belong on a quilt and all of that. There's a place for tradition and there's a place for stretching the boundaries a little. Here's the thing - every single person in that audience was polite and engaged. They were all willing to hear what I had to say.
I am sure that not everyone was ready to go home and put Swarovski crystals on their quilts, but they were polite and extremely kind.
What more can a speaker ask?
I belong to a great guild!