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:
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Oh, now I feel a little guilty that it went so smoothly for me. 🙁 How about this – I’ll buy you a drink in Feb? 😀 I’m glad you have such a positive outlook even with a disappointing outcome.
I’m so sorry it was a frustrating process for you. I experienced delays, but no trouble with the links. I’m glad you are still excited about going. I can’t wait to meet you!
You know, I just got excited about how much cheaper this is going to be for me! Ha! Sometimes it’s the little things, right?!?! 🙂
I see you’ll doing a bit of Yoga while there 🙂 I don’t see many quilters exercise. I’m so bad with it myself.
Yvonne I’m so excited to be going to quiltcon! And I’ll be in the yoga classes with you! Did you see she has a lecture on quilting negative space on Friday? I’m going to that one, I wish I could have taken the class. I did get into the classes I wanted, by some minor miracle! It was sooooooooOOOOO slow, I was sure I’d miss out, but after the first few wait periods I just resigned myself to getting into whatever.
My friend had the same experience. And you have such a great attitude about it. You got some great lectures, and I’ll be at the keynote too!
And you will have so much fun!!!
I had a similar experience as you with the link. I am on the waitlist for my first choices in class, and will stay hopeful. You do have a great attitude. We are in some of the same lectures. I am looking forward to meeting you, and it will be fun!!
I was on a flight when it opened. You can imagine my frustration when they made me turn off my computer mid sign up as we were taking off! After a few glitches I was able to sign up for 3 classes and then found out one they posted for the wrong day and am now double booked. I’ll be canceling one of those classes in the next couple days and imagine many will be canceling before the June 30th full refund cut off so do, do, do wait list. Hope to see u there.
Yvonne, I hope I get a chance to meet you at QuiltCon! You’ve definitely got the right attitude! I went in 2013 (eight of us from the Vancouver MQG came down) and had the most amazing time. Meeting other quilting-obsessed folk is so incredible. I’ll be at yoga on Saturday morning and at the key note, so I hope I run into you!
So jealous! Wish I could be going too. Soak up some of the awesomeness for the rest of us?