Monday, February 13, 2006

On Quilting & Connections

Years ago back when I was an intern at a magazine, I was wrapping up my last college semester and preparing to leave. My editor asked me if I'd like to go on a press trip somewhere warm. I said "Okay" thinking Florida or somewhere like that in the States and then she said "Kingston." I was off to Jamaica! I had a great time with the other journalists as we visited wonderful hotels and resorts, the Bob Marley Museum, Devon House--where I met actress Sheryl Lee Ralph by accident (her mom had a shop there), and sipped fresh Blue Mountain coffee on a plantation high in, well, the Blue Mountains.

I made a friend, a fellow journalist named Nathasha, and we lost touch a few years back. She's now an editor and recently contacted me because she found me through quilting. Turns out she's an art quilter too! How cool is that? (Ohhhh...did I just go all Rachael Ray with that expression? Yikes, LOL.) It's nice to have found an old friend again through quilting!

5 comments:

Deb R said...

It is cool!

And about meeting Sheryl Lee Ralph, it kind of blows my mind how many celebrities you've met by sheer accident. What are the odds?? I'm the opposite. I could be within 20 feet of someone famous and never even realize it until later! :-D

Karoda said...

Sheryl Lee Ralph is very much a business woman and at one time had her own line of collectible dolls and infant clothing...I'm just brainstorming here (its what I do) but have you thought of putting together a marketing packet for your art quilts and sending it to her? I've been mulling (its what I do) over the idea since I read about Melanie Testa's attempt at leaving one in the hands of Martha Stewart when she sat in the audience of one of the shows.

Vikki said...

It's a small world! I'm glad you were able to reunite with a friend. And she's an art quilter too! man....

jenclair said...

Love the idea of reconnecting with a friend through something you both love!

Brenda said...

I recently renewed contact with a friend from high school and university days after nearly twenty years. While I didn't find her via quilting connections, I was thrilled to learn that she has been a keen stitcher for some years - as she says, fabric artists will out!