July 10, 2014

This weekend I’ll be at the Piecemaker Quilt Guild’s biennial show held at the Newark campus of Ohlone College here in northern California. The guest artist is design genius and my pal Tracey Brookshier :).

At a recent show, my booth was situated in front of a back hallway. The guild had a security person posted there, because it was not an entrance to the show. But it was the path to the hospitality room. Guild members congregated in that spot all weekend long, and I was treated to much information about their various medical histories.

At great length and detail, I heard about:

• High blood pressure.
• Allergies to medications.
• Rashes. Lots of rashes.
• Foot surgery.
• Cysts.
• Arthritis.
• Diabetes.
• Sciatica.
• Pain. A whole lot o’ pain.
• Asthma.
• Open heart surgery.
• And my favorite, the ruptured bra from the crutches.

Until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie


7 Responses to “Quilters of a certain age”

  1. Rhonda Casey on July 10th, 2014 11:24 am

    They should have put a Doctor there instead of a security guard. Thanks for the funny post. (Laughter is the best medicine.)

  2. Helen Lebrett on July 10th, 2014 4:35 pm

    Hilarious!! I especially love the kitty photo and his thoughts!! :-P Hugs, H

  3. Loris Mills on July 10th, 2014 5:52 pm

    Too funny! Love the kitty :-)
    Hope your head doesn’t explode from too much information.

  4. Radka on July 11th, 2014 3:05 pm


  5. Cathy Perlmutter on July 11th, 2014 4:04 pm

    That’s hilarious. Who needs medical conventions when we can go to quilt conventions?

  6. Beth Strand on July 13th, 2014 9:17 pm

    So funny! I do love quilters!

  7. Claudia on July 22nd, 2014 4:35 am

    Haha! Well, you never know when you might need all that information!Good thing you’re a quilter!