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Behind the scenes (screams) at The Quilt Show

August 17th, 2009

I teased about it here - that something was up.  A lot of laughing and trunky-business… and now the cat’s out of the bag and our story will be told.  Our day at Alex’s - she interviewing Pam, Elizabeth and me for the Daily Blog at The Quilt Show.   I cringe seeing myself on video.  For certain I thought I looked like Heidi Klum as my parents have told me… only to discover it’s not true… is so very painful.  So, so, so very painful.   Grab some popcorn, Red Vine’s and Milk Duds… and enjoy the six part series of the Blogging Queens Adventure - Part One.

Bonus features…  behind the scenes.  Or more appropriate… behind the screams.

Pam and Alex prepping for production. That’s right.  TV lingo.
Behind the *screams* of The Quilt Show

Alex and Pam prepping.  More TV lingo… Monica:  When does the craft services truck come?
Behind the *screams* of The Quilt Show

Pam and Alex get Pam’s quilt hung on the wall.
Behind the *screams* of The Quilt Show

Elizabeth (and her quilt) gets hung on the wall.  Don’t worry E, those pins should stop hurting in about 5 minutes.
Behind the *screams* of The Quilt Show

Alex posing for her Al Roker shot.
Behind the *screams* of The Quilt Show

Elizabeth gets interviewed.
Behind the *screams* of The Quilt Show
Behind the *screams* of The Quilt Show

Pam gets interviewed.
Behind the *screams* of The Quilt Show

Dueling interviews. Alex interviewing Pam who’s interviewing Alex, and so and so forth and they told two friends who told two friends…
Behind the *screams* of The Quilt Show

No relevance to the story… just a cute shot of Pam.
Behind the *screams* of The Quilt Show

All three of us getting interviewed. This was my favorite part, as Alex had us place our blogging arsenal in front of us. If only we had had ONE MORE camera to take a photo of it all. Good thing Alex was armed with a video camera. My other favorite part was saying my blog was ad free… and poof, I now have an ad! I should have said my blog has no X-5. POOF.
Behind the *screams* of The Quilt Show

As it turns out, the entire morning was one big rouse for me to pay up on my TQS membership.
Behind the *screams* of The Quilt Show

No, no, no… we don’t take American Express“. Later I was flogged, tarred and feathered.  I’m thinking that entering Pam’s contest might be in order. Or dig out my Visa… because I want full access at TQS.  And besides… these #@$%! feathers hurt. Behind the *screams* of The Quilt Show

Behind the screams… Elizabeth & Alex = trunky-business.
Behind the *screams* of The Quilt Show
How nice… Pam even provides a complementary ¼ full bottle of water for her trunk *quests*. You know you’ve arrived when you’ve landed in Pam’s trunk. You know you’re an A-Lister when you’ve been served a ¼ full bottle of PKM water.

Blogging Queens Adventure - Part One
Blogging Queens Adventure:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6 Fin

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44 Responses

  1. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    I MISS YOU. It was super fun. I can’t wait to see the next entries!!!! Now, pass those duds.

  2. The fabulous Ina allegedly said:

    hilarious…the 4 of you must create commotion evry where you go! ;0

  3. The fabulous Jennifer allegedly said:

    You guys are so much fun!! What I wouldn’t give to crash one of your parties!! And hooray for the “no sell-out”! I’m tellin’ ya, everybody’s posting ads on their blogs nowadays!

  4. The fabulous v and co allegedly said:

    oh man i would of def had to pack the depends cause i know i would of been snort-laughing-till-i-peed-my-pants-almost-shat-my-pants i’m sure.
    looks like good times were had right there.

  5. The fabulous Kathi D allegedly said:

    Was Elizabeth being crucified for failure to pay her EQS dues? Thank goodness I got current recently.

  6. The fabulous Kathi D allegedly said:

    Did craft services show up? Because there’s fun, and then there’s snacks. And can you really have one without the other?

  7. The fabulous nanette allegedly said:

    I feel like I’ve been in a studio behind the scenes tour ala universal studios. You girls on the Quilt Show. I gotta see this. Hey does it count if I FEEL like Heidi Klum sometimes? ah never mind. I can’t even imagine feeling like her. I think I was born weighing what she weighs now.

  8. The fabulous Tara Frey allegedly said:

    Wait! Hey I think I see a REALLY cool book on the table there?? You ladies cracked me up with the trunk shot! Can’t wait to see the video! xo- T

  9. The fabulous Tara Frey allegedly said:

    OMG! I just saw the video. YOU GIRLS ROCK and are so comfortable in front of the camera. Can someone go as my double for some things coming up??

    Love all of your laughter, and the friendship. oh and the talent too!) It was great to watch, thanks so much for sharing! xo -T

  10. The fabulous AnyoneCanQuilt allegedly said:

    Oh fudge popcicles…. I’ve gotten WAY too behind on the zombie blog!!! You’ve had some fantastic posts sister! I can’t wait to watch your interview. It looks like you had THE most fun time. And I love your blue shirt! It’s so cute! Why am I yelling so much?!… Big Red Balls!!!

  11. The fabulous Jen in NY allegedly said:

    First of all, Sarah, LOL! Big red balls!

    Monica, I am so psyched to watch this video series! You look wonderful on camera, and I’ve never heard your voice before…it’s quite melodious and you have an awesome laugh! Pam too. :-) Yaay!

  12. The fabulous Roseann allegedly said:

    I need this kind of fun in my life! Thanks for letting me live through you …

  13. The fabulous Natalie allegedly said:

    I think I can hear the laughter already and I haven’t even started the video! I seriously do want some pop corn for this!

  14. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    Watched it and love it! You have way too much fun! Thanks for sharing it all with us as we ALL long to be there with you.

  15. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    The laughter is so you guys!!! Great video and anxious to see the rest! Great job, sista!!

  16. The fabulous Natalie allegedly said:

    okay okay, so the kids harassed me about “dinner,” so I did not get time to make my pop-corn, but I sure did love episode one. I plan to have chocolate on hand when I enjoy the next installments! Talented women are gorgeous!!!

  17. The fabulous Janet allegedly said:

    How fun to watch three of my favorite bloggers with Alex, one of the first quilting “stars” I ever related to! You looked great Monica, and you are just as lovely and have way more personality than Heidi!

  18. The fabulous Carolyn Parker allegedly said:

    Oh Monica, you’re so cool. I love your blog–just beautiful, happy, clever, fun . . . How talented you are! Thank you!

  19. The fabulous jenny b harris allegedly said:

    Cool!!! Suoer cool!!! Wowie wow wow! This is such a huge big deal… can I have your autograph???

  20. The fabulous carol allegedly said:

    so wait…. that wasn’t Heidi Klum?

  21. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Eeeek!!! I can’t see it yet — must figure out — I can’t wait! You guys are so funny. And WHAT are you talking about — Hubby thinks you’re Heidi — Don’t let the cat out of the bag!!!

  22. The fabulous Dorothy allegedly said:

    Monica, it looks and sounds like you all had a great time together. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  23. The fabulous Sweet Cottage Dreams allegedly said:

    Hi Monica! Thanks for stopping by for a visit - did you enter the book giveaway on the previous post? Just thought you’d like to enter for an Amazon giveaway.

    Anywho, this day looks like sooooo much fun! I watched Simply Quilts on HGTV and have always thought Alex to be so talented! I know Pam and Elizabeth are a blast to be with! I think I would have to wear a Depends if I hung around this fun bunch all day long!


  24. The fabulous jen duncan allegedly said:

    So much fun! Now I suppose I need to go see Pam’s entry for pictures of you? Heidi Klum! :-D

  25. The fabulous jen duncan allegedly said:

    Well, looks like YOU took all the pictures :-) Hey! Even tho I’m not a paying member I got to see the video. You look great, and what a neat surprise to hear you mention my name! thanks friend :-)

  26. The fabulous Carrie allegedly said:

    How fun, I am loving watching you girls share your joy in blogging and your special friendships. Its so REAL….love your laughter too, its quite infectious.

  27. The fabulous elizabeth allegedly said:

    Wow…it’s only from stepping back and seeing the photos that I now know what I missed…you ARE a dead ringer for Heidi, which means of course that I’ll never stand next to you again.
    I’m sorry about that, of course…
    The only possible solution is that you bring Buddy with you next time you come down–you know, to stand in between us as a buffer.

  28. The fabulous Daisy Cottage allegedly said:

    You all are ADORABLE!!

    So fun to visit with you - too too cute!!!!
    Congratulations on everything!


  29. The fabulous Candace allegedly said:

    I had a blast watching the four of you yesterday on TQS, Monica! (Dang - you would have to remind me that I haven’t paid for the latest season). Today I’m going to wait until the popcorn is made and the chair is comfy and Mr. Squash by my side so we can enjoy together! This is way better than anything we’ve found on Netflix lately!

  30. The fabulous Erin Russek allegedly said:

    I just started a blog and I have been looking for other quilting blogs. AND I bought that book before I saw the video.

  31. The fabulous Tula Pink allegedly said:

    What?! You don’t look like Heidi Klum? Every time I see you I’m like “Hey, isn’t that the girl from Project Runway?” Dang I am so confused now.

  32. The fabulous Mary Flynn allegedly said:

    That looked like a fantastic fun day! The sillyness! Alex looks fit and fantastic! What is her secret?!!

  33. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    Hee! Heehee!!

  34. The fabulous Ina allegedly said:

    i enjoyed watching the video…didn’t do your quilts justice though. now i know what a happy zombie sounds like. ;0

  35. The fabulous Mary Ann/Ca allegedly said:

    I am loving the videos! And I might almost be inspired to start a blog…not!

  36. The fabulous Amber allegedly said:

    So cute..I watched both videos, and can’t wait for the next…Looks like you guys had a blast putting this all together :)

  37. The fabulous Lori Holt allegedly said:

    Okay monica…I just watched the first 2 and I must say you gals are the QUEENS of FABULOUS…you were so great!!!
    I loved being able to hear your laugh for reals instead of just inside my head and let me say…your wonderful laugh didn’t disapoint my imagination.
    You are so cute to see and thanks for doing a happy blog…it really does make me happy:)
    x lori

  38. The fabulous Shawn allegedly said:

    Thanks for sharing the videos Monica, you ladies know how to have fun!! Quilters are the best!

  39. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    My GOSH! I go to CA for 2 weeks and you go entirely crazy blogging. I swear, I need to go refresh my coffee to catch up. Looks like you chicks had such an awesome time. You girls and climbing into Pam’s trunk. You’re so crazy. I think you should call yourselves the Trunk Troop! :)

  40. The fabulous Anne Heidi allegedly said:

    OMG you girls are so cute! LOVE the video clips, looks like you are having a ball.

  41. The fabulous Karen Snyder allegedly said:

    Fabulous! Fantastic! Far Out! I love, love, love the coy photo of you with your hands under your chin. You must have learned that at Charm School. I can’t wait for the next segments.

  42. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    Thank you for sharing your fun adventure with everyone! It’s been fun reading all your blogs and now I feel as though I finally got to meet you.

    Always wondered how the name Happy Zombie came to be - thanks for the explanation.

    Looked like you were all having such a great time - hope we’re “invited” to the next adventure!

  43. The fabulous mary's cottage quilts allegedly said:

    Monica! I loved this series of interviews!! They were great - and you guys crack me up!

  44. The fabulous Rhondi allegedly said:

    Hi Monica
    I just had a wonderful time watching all the videos. I really enjoyed all of them. I am a quilter too.

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