Tips and Humor From Kaye....
Kaye meets many people and sees many things while she travels. She always comes back with a couple of humorous stories to tell. Here is one of them.
My quilts usually are in suitcases, ready to go with me when I do seminars or teach classes. Only once, thank goodness, did I open the suitcase and find that I had brought quilts for a seminar that was different from the one scheduled.
So, I did the only thing I could do. I taught the seminar that included the quilts in the suitcase. At the end, I just couldn't resist telling the audience what had happened. Several of them said they didn't think I was teaching what was scheduled, but it was OK and they learned a lot.
Many years ago, prior to a quilt show, the person in charge called me and said only two people had signed up for my class.
"Why do you suppose that is?" she asked.
"I don't have a clue."
Then she said, "Did you know that when I took the program to the printer I only had 15 pages with me. There were supposed to be 16 but we were short of time, so we printed the program with only 15 pages. The page that was missing was the information about your class."
That should have been a clue to her why my classes did not do well. I'd like to know how two people signed up when I wasn't in the program.
At this same show, there was a "meet the teacher" event.
Guess what? This event was also on "my" page, so no one knew about it. So only the 10 teachers were there. And you'll never believe what came next. The director carried on, complete with microphone, as if the room was completely full (maybe her eyesight was bad). She welcomed everyone (all 10 of us) and then we had to introduce ourselves, complete with microphone, to everyone present (all 10 of us) Keep in mind that we all travel and teach and each of us could have introduced any one of the 10 of us. And we all did it with a straight face!