My First Quilt Trunk Show

A couple of weeks ago, I gave my very first trunk show. I know what some of you are thinking: Has she even made enough quilts to do a trunk show? I know, because I thought the same thing.

But when Michelle Bolt invites you to talk about something you love, it’s hard to say no. Michelle is a member of the Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild (KMQG), and she transitioned from a Friend-In-My-Phone to a Friend-In-Real-Life when we got to hang out at QuiltCon earlier this year. Her enthusiasm is infectious, and she knows her stuff when it comes to quilts and art.

Michelle asked me to bring pieces from my Fish Friends series—modern quilts inspired by animals at the Tennessee Aquarium—to KMQG’s August meeting. All of them happened to be on hand that day, so I said yes and packed them into the car for a short road trip.

 I survived my first quilt trunk show! Photo courtesy of KMQG member Melissa Everett.

I survived my first quilt trunk show! Photo courtesy of KMQG member Melissa Everett.

The presentation was a great opportunity to reflect on my journey as a quilter, and I had a lot of fun! Paige Anderson of The Wild Sweet Pea asked me to share what I learned from the experience. Click here for my thoughts on how to survive your first trunk show.