SAQA Atlantic member ReBecca Paterson presented the SAQA Atlantic Trunk Show to several groups early this year. First was the Sussex Artist Co-op where though the crowd was small in attendance, those who attended showed much interest and had many questions about the pieces.
Next ReBecca took the show to the Bloomfield Quilters and Guest (pictured) where she was pleasantly surprised at the attendance and the interest. In her presentation she focused on how
the pieces in the trunk show were art, but that the quilters viewing them should not be intimated. ReBecca found that pointing out the different techniques drew out even more questions.
The third showing was for the Sussex Vale Quilt Guild with another strong attendance and even some interest expressed in purchasing a print, card or an individual piece.
Below is a thank you email ReBecca received from one of the guests that she wanted to share with the members to let them know that their work was very much appreciated.
“ReBecca -That trunk show that you presented at the Bloomfield Hall a week ago was a more impressive endeavour than I had expected. Whoever conceived of the idea, put it together and arranged to have you deliver it gave us a real gift. -It seems to me, and to some of the others who attended that this was an exceptional public service. We really appreciated the opportunity to see the works up close in a non-threatening environment among similarly minded women.Your own comments and explanations were clear, warm and helped open the pieces to us. Thanks so much for the opportunity and for your own efforts on our behalf.”