I want to and I will…..
We all acquire that “Quilting Bucket List” during our quilting journey that is composed of items we will eventually possess, people we will one day meet, and places that we will one day find ourselves visiting. If we are fortunate throughout our quilting careers, we make choices that allow us to slowly cross off those Bucket List wishes. And inevitably there are those people,things and places that feel as though they will forever be displayed on our “Some Day” list.
For me, the biggest “want to”and “have to” is attending the Tokyo International Quilt Festival! At this point I cannot fathom the idea of participating in that event. Thoughts of going to that country immediately has me feeling like a child yearning to walk through the gates of Disney World. Yes I would fly approximately 6,200 miles or almost 15 hours for that quilt show.
Why is it on my bucket list? Well for one I would love to immerse myself in that culture, if only for a brief period of time. Secondly the mere size of this event gets me giddy. I thought Houston was the biggest quilt show in the world but apparently this is Houston Quilt Festival on steroids. Thirdly, the Japanese work is exquisite. I mean really, words do not do their designs and workmanship any justice. And lastly, who doesn’t want to get out of Pottstown PA during the month of January? Hanging out in my little town of possible snow and yuck weather or being in a quilting haven where you get to hang around beautiful pieces and fabric, and amazing talent? I believe it’s a no brainer.
So do you have a Quilting Bucket List? What is you Must Do?