Nancy died last November. I still cry when I remember she is gone...and I was afraid it would be sad to walk into her show, knowing she wouldn't be there..... But from the first moment -- I felt nothing but joy. All around me. In every aisle...at every class...
And that doesn't just happen, people. Putting together a show this big and wonderful is a 365 days a year job. So, without Nancy at the helm -- who's doing all the work??
|You guessed it -- Deanna Springer!!|
There was so much energy and excitement at this show. The pictures really don't tell the story.
|The first thing you notice is that the aisles were packed!!|
|The hundreds of vendor booths were doing a boom business.|
|At the free stage -- it was standing room only.|
|The Wisconsin Quilt Expo has a roster of impressive teachers -- including the wonderful Diane Gloystein.|
|Her embroidered silk coat is legendary...|
|This was the first time I got to see it UP CLOSE and personal...|
|Hey -- WHO'S THAT, WAVING AT ME??|
|OH, YEAH -- it's Linda McGehee!! All the way from Louisiana!!|
One of the many, many lessons I learned from my friend Nancy Zieman is to live each and every day to the hilt. Enjoy what you have....don't take a moment for granted...because nobody is guaranteed tomorrow.
Well done, Nancy and Deanna...