The symposium started on Saturday at 8:30 and ended on the following Friday. Each day ended around 9ish except for the Tuesday which ended at 6ish to give the participants a chance to rest before heading out to Paducah on Wednesday. I had originally signed up for 4 days, Sat-Tues. but Sunday night when I left I was so high and energized that I had to call a girlfriend, my sister, and relay the events of the day to my family too! Didn't fall asleep until 2am and the thought of ending on Tuesday I just couldn't bare it! I didn't want to miss a single thing other than the trip to Paducah which gave me a chance to rest. That Wednesday I didn't get out of bed until 2pm!
Between the week at MACA and the symposium I was fit to be tied! Most of the participants came from out of state and have been attending the symposium for the 3 years it has been in existence. Even though Juanita will be moving (I'm truly going to miss her) she has agreed to do it again next year as well and I'm so thankful. She gave us 7 goals to work on between now and next year which puts even more ooomph into getting together again next year. I'll share my goals later on but here are some photos from the symposium.
Marti lead us in designing our own motif workshop and this one for me was the keeper that I used in the workshop that Kathy lead on construction the next day. I'll show the completed piece in a few days.
The symposium is geared toward helping each one find their own individual style and voice in creating quilt art or fiber art and it really does an awesome job at that! The 2nd week of July is hereby designated as Symposium Week...see ya' next year y'all!