We work hard, the Quilty team.
There are different branches of the team, which is important to mention. For example, several folks (including yours truly wearing a puffy vest that says “I AM WORKING ON SET RIGHT NOW”) just spent 1.5 days shooting photography for the Quilty magazine here in Des Moines. That was an ad hoc team to get a job well done, you know, done. There’s a team that is working to put the inaugural issue of Quilty magazine together, and while there’s some crossover with production/photography, etc., that’s a different team, too. Everyone is generally awesome.
The first Quilty team, however, the Gold Standard if you will, is the team that makes the show in Chicago. What can I say? I’m biased. After all, we do a lot of production meetings that are as fun as production meetings can possibly be. And we did the first pilots and the first shows, which were hard/exhilarating/not as good as the shows now. And we’re friends and family and it’s all just really hard work blended with warm fuzzies, which is the best ever. AND we won an award! which I think I mentioned back when we got word about it in September or October. The Chicago International Film Festival gave us a Certificate of Merit and showed Quilty on the big screen in Chicago! It rocked.
My sis just sent me a picture — really, like two seconds ago — of the certificate that finally came in the mail. Voila. Thanks, everyone, for a wonderful first year of Quilty. Here’s to Year Two: bigger awards, more fun, more viewers, more opportunity, and more love for quilting, which I believe is kinda sorta the fabric of my family and the entire country, sometimes. Ya know?