There are days that people really scare me. Tonight I had a "scratching my head" kind of moment.
So tonight was the semi-annual homeowner's association meeting. My neighbor is the social chairman and decided that it would be a great venue for a vendor show. She contacted everyone that she knew had a home based business - me with my quilting and embroidery. I set up a small table tonight to show my treasure. I made 2 flyers explaining rates and had my business cards ready to hand to anyone and everyone.
Here's the scary part. I had a lady approach me with a pained look, like she really needed to ask a question. I greeted her and asked if she had any questions. Here's the conversation:
N: So let me get this straight. You take a bunch of little pieces of fabric and sew them together, right?
N: So how does that turn into a quilt? I just don't get it.
Me: Well all those little pieces become one giant piece of fabric. You know like on your bed? It could be a patchwork or very fancy design.
N: Ummm, ok
Me: So then I add the batting in the middle. You know the stuff that makes the quilt nice and warm when it's all done.
Me: I have a very large sewing machine and I sew the front to the back with the batting in the middle. That big machine helps me do all the fancy stitches. After that I put the binding on, which is what makes the edges of the quilt nice and finished. At this point, I give her a HUGE smile.
N: Holy crap that's a lot of work.
Me: Trying not to roll my eyes. So would you like to buy a quilt from me? I have several more that I can show you.
N: Ummm, thanks. Walking away
I told my husband that I really do take handwork and sewing for granted. But as a learned tonight, there really are people out there that don't have a clue or have never been introduced to it. I never really thought I would have to explain what a quilt was or how to make a quilt.
Have a great night.