The Singing Quilter Newsletter
In this issue:
. Block of the Month starts again
. Houston recap
. Students' Work - NOTAN classes
. Article in Grand Junction newspaper
. Upcoming gigs
. What I'm working on
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Welcome to new members who have just signed up from our gigs in Texas!
It's been a very busy month, and I have lots to tell you about, with concerts and classes, the Houston Quilt Festival, some fun time off, great weather, Texas barbecue and seafood, and lots and lots of wonderful people. I'm so lucky to be able to do what I do!
As we were leaving our show in Baytown Texas, Tanya told me that she had crossed off an item from her "bucket list" that night: seeing us perform live! I just about fell over - I'm so glad I remembered to take our picture together in the parking lot (see right)!
But the best part of this wonderful tour was without question meeting a truly famous person: Colonel Chris Hadfield (Canadian astronaut and musician) at a book signing at NASA in Houston area. (see picture to the left) We are huge fans of his, and admire how he's made space cool again - including making a music video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9danxNo) while commanding the International Space Station!
What was the best part of YOUR month?
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Move over Hip-Hop fans!
Our visit to Grand
Junction Colorado prompted the local newspaper to do an article about us
in preparation for our show.
I loved what she
wrote about us - it was true (she didn't make anything up), well written
and well researched.
She titled her piece: "Move over hip-hop fans ... shop-hop singer big hit"!!!
Thanks, Sherida Warner - you made my day!
What I'm Working On
At Houston Quilt Festival, I bought myself a few hand-dyed fabrics. We stopped in at La Veta Colorado to see Ricky Tims and sing a few songs for the opening night of their quilt retreat, and I picked up several more. I think there are some spectacular pieces in my future!
At Houston I also invested in my first "bling" - Swarovski crystals!!! The snowflake hexagon quilt I've been working on is going to be gorgeous with some crystals on it.
All this, of course, is in the future, when I get home - I'm still working on little hexes in the car for now.
We'll be flying to Australia for part of December and January. There's a possibility of some gigs down there, as well as one in Hawaii on the way home - watch this space! As soon as we confirm them, I'll put them up on the website.
John continues to organize our huge tour in 2014, again around the perimeter of the US and Canada. It will start March 3rd in Roseburg, Oregon. He's just confirmed our FIRST SHOW IN 2016! The confirmed gigs are up on the website. We STILL haven't sung in Mississippi or Arkansas. Help!
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© Cathy Miller, November 2013
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