Ice Breaker

I gave an “Ice Breaker” talk at Bose Speakers Toastmasters last week.  I entitled my talk “A Christmas Carol” because I used the theme of spirits of past, present and future to describe who I was and where I hoped to go.  It was like acting out photos from my past including 1972 on stage with the Boston Ballet performing “The Nutcracker Suite,” 1974 sitting in my junior high art class, 1985 graduating from Northeastern University with a BSME, 1997 going to my first quilt show, 2007 when my grandmother told me to share my quilting with the world before she died. The spirit of Christmas present found me as Program Chair for Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild, President of the Board of Directors of Holliston Cable Access Television, creator and producer of  “A Quilter’s Touch”, teaching quilting at various shops and guilds.  What does the future hold?  I hope to write and give a humorous and educational talk to be enjoyed by quilters and non-quilters alike.  I hope to see my children and husband in the audience some day so they can see me lift the spirits of those in the room with my talk.

I’ve learned a lot through my Toastmasters experience.  I continue to work on vocal variety.


About inspiredlayerslinda

I was an Island Batik Ambassador for 2017. I enjoyed the challenge of designing new quilt patterns with this very special batik fabric collections. I teach free motion quilting via my Youtube videos and Doodle of the Month program which anyone can sign up for by sending me an email requesting to be added to the list. I enjoy transforming fabric into unique quilts, t-shirts into memory quilts, and photos to wall art. I joined Toastmasters to find my voice and learn to share my quilts and stories with others.
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