Roundabout is an activity always on the move. Over 25 stations were set up on a ballroom floor, designated by a different colorful balloon. Each station represented a particular topic of interest for quilters and was led by one of Road’s expert and capable staff of teachers and vendors.
Attendees received a list of what was being offered and chose which stations they wanted to visit. Ten minutes was allotted for each segment, giving attendees the opportunity to learn from 7 or 8 different stations throughout the evening. Some stations had hand outs and giveaways. All stations provided different ways to approach their projects. While there was a sales area set up to purchase books, tools, and kits from the various presenters, there were no active sales pitches being given so attendees never felt pressured.
Sonja Hoch, a member of the Night Owl Quilt Guild and Road’s new Roundabout Coordinator, said this about the event: “There are so many talented people offering instruction and ideas. Since it is impossible to take all of the classes at Road, the Roundabout is great way for giving a snippet of what is offered.”
Throughout the evening, you could hear a lot of chatter and a lot of “ah ha” moments going on. Some of the stations were standing room only. Many attendees had a hard time moving on to their next station.
Energy. Excitement. Education. That just about sums up Roundabout.
Did you participate in the Roundabout? What did you learn?