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Aug 28, 2012

My TV Debut: Quilting Arts TV

Aug 28, 2012
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What a whirlwind!  Yesterday I made my TV debut, filming a segment for Quilting Arts TV.  I was SO nervous - but it was a lot of fun.

At the beginning of this year, Penny McMorris (co-founder and vice-president of Electric Quilt) contacted me about guesting along with her on a segment for Quilting Arts TV with host Pokey Bolton.  She proposed a design challenge that we would then present on the show.  Of course, I immediately said Yes!  What a fantastic opportunity!  But there was one catch, we were to film only 2 weeks before my baby was due in the spring.  Lucky for me, we were able to delay the piece to this summer's filming week.  So here we are!

Here is some of the production staff walking us through how our segment would pan out.  I am on the right, Penny is in the middle and Pokey is on the left.

Never having done anything like this before, I had no idea what to expect.  I was really stressed about what to wear.  They sent out a dozen rules about "What Not to Wear" and my SAHM wardrobe is...uh...lacking.  I also painted my nails for the first time in 6 years, I think?  Everyone on staff was extremely nice and calming.  They said "What could be more fun than quilters talking about quilting?" And they were right!

Below Penny and I are making sure the laptop is set up correctly and Pokey is getting her mic on.  Pokey was so nice and really helped to make you feel relaxed on set.


Yesterday was the first day of filming for this season of Quilting Arts TV.  They are filming the whole week, then the episodes start to air in the new year.  I'll be sure to let you know when the episode that I am in goes live.  Eeek!


Mr. M even made an appearance on the set!  A huge THANK YOU to my mom, who came and stayed with baby and I in the hotel the night before filming and watched him while I was at the studio.  After he was done napping, they came up to the studio to check things out.  I could not have done this with her help.  Thanks Mom!




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20 comments:

  1. What Sukie said! You look great! I'm sure you did really well too! How extremely exciting! And I can't wait to hear more about the challenge (although I'm guessing it involves EQ?) Can you put a bug in Penny's ear to please release it for Mac? : )

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  2. You look great! What an exciting opportunity, and I'm glad your cute son could come along!

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  3. How exciting! you look beautiful.

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  4. How exciting! I totally laughed at the SAHM wardrobe bit - you must be talking about my closet. :) I'm glad they were able to do it after the baby was born and your move. I can't wait to see it!

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  5. How exciting! So awesome AnneMarie!!

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  6. Wow!! You look beautiful! So happy for you, girl...can't wait to see the episode. I'm so happy for you and this amazing opportunity! (And I'm with Lee on the Mac comment...heehee!)

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  7. How cool! I hope I get to see that episode... how you do you watch?? :)

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  8. What a fun opportunity! You look great! I will have to go check that link.
    The baby is such a cutie! :)

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  9. That's so exciting. Congrats!

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  10. Looks fun! I can imagine how relieved you are about the deadline being moved back. Can't wait to hear more about the challenge!

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  11. Ditto all the above comments! and what a cute baby!

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  12. Too Cool! If you showed that last picture of three ladies to anyone they would think it was your show. You look completely relaxed. Way to go! Soo we will be saying "I knew her when . . . "

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  13. Congratulations!! Penny McMorris is one of my quilting heroines, and her daughter, Erin, designs wonderful modern fabrics. I love Quilting Arts!

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  14. Congratulations! That is so exciting! I love that your mom went with you to help out... aren't moms the best!! Can't wait to see the show!

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  15. So neat! I'm sure you were wonderful.

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  16. Congrats - Yes, please let us know when it airs!

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  17. That's is completely awesome and wonderful and your little boy is adorable! I'm so excited that Modern Quilting has such a great person to represent them on Quilting Arts TV!

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