Have you ever held a secret so special that it feels like a tiny orb of light in your hands is trying desperately to escape? You want to set it free, but you know you need to let it grow just a little bit larger to make sure it’s real. Then finally, after what seems like a thousand lifetimes of eternity, it appears completely fulfilled, and both your fists are too small to contain it any longer. So you let it go, hoping its white brilliance will shine brighter to the world than it ever would have in your hands.
Well, Glitterati, it is time to let my kitty out of the bag, and I just know…
Do you recognise that sign? If you’re a Sydney-area quilter, you probably do. Or perhaps you’ve read Sunday Stash #27
from June 17, 2013 when I prophetically wrote:
After all this fabric shopping, I did wander through the quilt show featuring over four hundred quilts on display ranging from small, small minis to extra large super kings. However, I think most of them went fabric shopping at last years Quilt Fair, as most were just a bit drab and floral for my liking. There was some amazing technique, but goodness, let’s brighten this place up! One of the fabric vendors did say to me, “So we’ll expect to see your quilt in next year’s show.” Oh honey, that goes without saying.
So what’s going on!? Oh honey, you don’t know the half of it! I was recently contacted by one of the organisers of the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair
who wanted to know if I would be interested in speaking for a few hours at the event about my journey and my quilts!!! As soon as I read the email, I kinda saw bright lights, blacked out for a moment, then handed my phone to Mr. Sparkles and said, “Can you tell me what that says, because I think I must have had too much champagne.”
It wasn’t the champagne, darlings. They did indeed want Molli B. Sparkles as a guest presenter! I very quickly emailed back (mustn’t give them time to change their minds) with a resounding, “Yes! Yes! YESSSSS!!!” But this story doesn’t stop here. Oh no, no, no. After a few more email exchanges, it was decided that I needed to spend quality time with my people–you, the Glitterati–and the only way to do that was to have my own booth, for all. five. days. ::: WHAT::: That’s right: I have been gifted a rather large booth, at the very entrance to the Fair, where I can meet, greet, and blog you all five days long!
While there have, of course, in past years been other quilters in attendance with blogs, I am the first (and a guy, no less!) to be promoted as a Meet the Blogger type affair. I know I say it a lot, but HAVE. YOU. EVER. ?!()#*R%@#::!! So now, I’ve submitted photos for publication in their preview magazine, which will also detail my bio and the two floor talks I will be giving each day!!! Seriously, enough already! Then yesterday I interviewed with their media coordinator, and she asked, “How do you feel about doing radio?” Jaw: meet floor. I think I’m gonna need a J.Lo backup dancer to hold me up.
So now, I am in overdrive mode, trying to finish as many projects as I possibly can. My brain is spinning with booth ideas, because you know it has to be fabulous. Plus, I’m at the very entrance–no where to hide! I’ve got just a month to pull this together, as the Fair is July 9th-13th. Wish me luck and throw some sparkly fairy dust my way, because I’m gonna need every bit I can get. I do hope if you’re in the area that you’ll be able to come say hello. I want to meet the Glitterati, talk about my quilts, social media, and the amazing stuff that happens when they decide to party together!
That’s it for now, but I’ll keep you updated on any further news that comes my way!
Me. I Am Molli: The Sparkling Quiltese.