Why Are We All Smiles?

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I just returned from teaching at the North Carolina Quilt Symposium. It was held at Peace College in Raleigh. There was an amazing line up of teachers at this event and we found ourselves enjoying dorm life together.

bedThe organizers of this event did an amazing job putting all the pieces together. We were welcomed in our rooms by hand made quilts that made us all feel right at home.

 

John Flynn

John Flynn

Now back when I was in college (in the dark ages), we didn’t have coed dorms. So it was fun to have John in our dorm.

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Rachel Clark

Rachel Clark from California was there. Rachel and I actually roomed together a few years back in Louisiana so it was nice to see her again.

 

Larkin Jean Van Horn

Larkin Jean Van Horn

Larkin was there from Washington. I had not spent too much time prior to this event with Larkin, so I enjoyed the opportunity to get to know her better.

 

Hollis Chatelain

Hollis Chatelain

Hollis only lives about 40 minutes away. She drove in from her home and we had lots of time to catch up during our evening dorm visits.

 

Sue Nichols

Sue Nichols

Speaking of evening dorm visits, one night we gathered in Becky Goldsmith’s room and laughed until we cried. Boy, it did remind me of those good old dorm days, but I had a new sorority of friends.

 

Becky Goldsmith

Becky Goldsmith

I wasn’t able to snap everyone’s picture (or just didn’t think of it), but I did catch Elly Sienkiewicz.

 

Elly Sienkiewicz

Elly Sienkiewicz

She is always smiling.

 

Charlotte Warr Andersen

Charlotte Warr Andersen

I thought when I began snapping pictures, I would write about visiting with friends in North Carolina for this blog.

 

Debby Caffrey

Debby Caffrey

But as I downloaded the photos, I realized that all the pictures I took of my friends revealed they were either laughing or smiling.

And then it hit me, we simply enjoy what we do and that makes us smile.

All the best,

Carol

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