Guild Presentations — Always a Pleasure

For almost a quarter of Americans, public speaking is their greatest fear. I’ll admit that’s one fear I’ve never suffered from. I actually enjoy getting up in front of a group to speak, whether it is three people or three hundred. And it is always an honor to be invited.

Tomorrow evening (Monday) I’ll be presenting at a guild meeting, one of my favorite things to do. This presentation is on medallion quilt design basics, with some tips and tricks for success. I love sharing my knowledge about these special quilts, and showing some I’ve made in the last few years.

Here is one of the quilts I’ll show.

My own quilt, finished August 2013. It’s about 73″ square.

I made this in 2013, what I consider the early part of my medallion focus. Since then I’ve studied design concepts and learned more strategies and techniques for creating unique, exciting medallion quilts. By changing the elements of color, value, shape, size, line, and placement, there is infinite opportunity for a new quilt every time.

If your guild is interested in medallion quilts, made individually or in round robins, get in touch. I’d love the chance to visit with you about presenting for your group. You can reach me at catbirdquilts at gmail dot com.


9 thoughts on “Guild Presentations — Always a Pleasure

  1. KerryCan

    As I’ve said before, I wouldn’t wish my guild on you or anyone. Trust me on this. But I do hope you have the chance to use those public speaking skills regularly!

    1. Melanie McNeil Post author

      You should tell me more about your guild. Feel free, if you ever want to vent. You have my email address. 🙂 I did have fun last night. My slideshow froze in the middle. !! But I knew what else I wanted to say, and I had quilts hung to show, so it was pretty easy to explain and show examples to finish.

      1. KerryCan

        Thanks, Melanie. I think I’m just pulling back from the whole group–it doesn’t suit me well. I think I’m not much of a joiner . . .

  2. tierneycreates

    That is so cool your enjoy presentations. Whenever I have to speak to a group I always remember that in general – people are cheering for you and want you to succeed in your presentation. With that in mind any jitters seem to disappear.


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