Well, the cat is officially out of the bag now! The event that had me excited and nervous to the bone at quilt market is now on YouTube!
The Quiltmaker Shuffle
You can read more about the back story on the Quiltmaker blog here:
The idea hatched at the Quiltmaker Block Party in Portland, and of course got some extra steam at the final designer/teacher dinner cruise......after a glass of wine:) And there goes another case of me opening my big mouth with whatever crazy idea poppes into my head! But this one caught everyones attention.
We really felt like quilters needed their own little dance to break out on class breaks, at retreat or even at quilt market!! Using just simple steps that quilters could all relate to, it would be done in a "square dance/electric slide" kind of a format.
After leaving Portland, I was given free range on putting it together. Then on Saturday morning at 8am on the quilt market show floor, it was showtime!
Quiltmaker had gathered a large group of 100 block designers and other great sports that were willing to participate in the craziness at 8 in the morning, and I taught them the moves in just a few minutes and had a blast!
Go to the Quiltmaker YouTube channel to view the videos. There are two videos, one is just us doing the Quiltmaker Shuffle from start to finish.
The second video is "Learn the moves" . It will take you through the routine, but if you scroll to about 3 minutes, you will find me explaining each of the moves to the group and going through them slowly.
So here is what we would love for you to do.....Share the video with all your quilting friends, on your blog if you have one, on your Facebook page or at a guild meeting. We would love it if you learned the moves and got all your Quilty friends shuffling with you at the next gathering!
Let's get our groove on!