I knew that registering for the Modern Quilt Guild‘s upcoming mega awesome and exciting QuiltCon 2015 was going to be an interesting process with plenty of life lessons in patience. I was basing this assumption on how quickly the hotel rooms sold out for the event earlier this year (a whole year in advance!). With that in mind, I carefully selected the lectures and 1 workshop that I wanted to attend, and I spent a good amount of time meditating on mindfulness, impermanence, and patience this morning prior to the magical time that registration opened.
I got several registration emails (over kill is a good thing here!), but none of the links allowed me to register for anything other than general admission. I was disappointed, but hey, that’s life, right?
I emailed the registration group and actually got a very quick series of responses. The only thing that finally worked for me was for my mother to forward her link to me. I was able to register using her link, albeit about an hour after registration opened.
I took my time and placed myself on the waitlist for the workshop I wanted, but I was able to register for all the lectures that I want to attend. And yes, I am disappointed and frustrated. But after I was finally able to register, I went for a nice 2 mile walk. And I thought about this process even more.
You know what? I am still so excited to attend QuiltCon 2015. How cool is it that a group of quilter’s can bring at least a portion of the internet to its knees?!? It is going to be an awesome experience, and I really look forward to the wonderful energy of being surrounded by people with a passion for quilting.
I hope that you were able to register this morning. I hope that if you did not get what you wanted as first selections or are on a waitlist like me that you will still be excited to attend. I really do look forward to seeing you in Austin in February!
And thanks to the registration support staff at the MQG for their patience and help this morning. After all was said and done I wrote them again to thank them for their help and support today. I know things cannot have gone smoothly for everyone, and I hope that frustrations do not get too high.
P.s. Below is a screen shot of my registered events: