The Today Show: Sew Hot Right Now
Well, that was an experience and a half! This morning marked my live television debut (not sure why that took so long!) on Australia’s The Today Show on Channel 9. The driver picked me up promptly at 7:30am and off we went to Channel 9 studios, with my sewing machine, pillows, and a magic suitcase full of quilts.
Upon arriving, I met Maddi (Maddi meet Molli, it was meant to be!) who led me through the inner workings of the studio. Meanwhile, the stage hands took all of my sewing gear straight to set to start setting the stage. I brought eight quilts, just so they had plenty of options! After walking through the studio, it was straight to hair and makeup, where I met lovely Taryn who made me look flawless. Then I was off to the Green Room to fluff my feathers prior to my screen time. (#selfiewithsparkle)
Then it was time! Maddi escorted me to set where I had about two minutes to set up my sewing machine. I must admit, that needle damn nearly didn’t get threaded! I plugged everything in, took out some fabric, and we were good to go.
Lisa and Karl came over to say hello off-camera, and they were so fantastic! They both seemed genuinely interested in quilts. Lisa told me she is a mad collector, with quilts all over her house–a woman after my own heart! Karl wanted to buy my big D! as soon as he saw it, and I told that flirt that I am not cheap! I gave him an insta-quote of $2,500, at which he was somewhat surprised, but when I explained why, he and Lisa totally got it. Lisa also mentioned needing someone to help her make a quilt, and I madly scribbled my website on a piece of fabric (business cards why are you not ready!?) So, if you’re reading, LISA: CALL. ME.
Then the cameras were on, and it was time to be extra-fabulous (which is hard when you’re already fabulous!) Can you feel me?! Looking at the recording, I see it was about a five minute segment, but it went by like a glimmer in my eye. My heart felt like it was going to vibrate out of my chest from all of the adrenaline, and in those few minutes I probably could have whipped up an entire quilt! There’s certainly things I wish I would have said, and said more clearly, but overall I am pleased as spiked punch with my performance!
Your comments on social media have been overwhelmingly generous, and I am humbled by the never-ending support you throw my way. It really is like walking down the street with confetti cannons constantly exploding! As Emma messaged me this morning, “Just saw you on the Today Show – you are fabulous, and have inspired me to crank my own machine up again!!” If that is the only outcome from this entire experience, then it was most definitely worth it.
I’ll see you all at next week’s Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair! Now, let’s sew!