Differences between Political conventions and Quilt conventions

What do you think of if I mention cavernous halls filled with noise and people from all over the country? How about if I add in rabid allegiance, hotel rooms in major cities, swag and after hour parties?  I think it's pretty much a template for any convention but there must be ways that vary. Let's examine differences between political conventions and quilt conventions.

1. Colors - Politicians stick with red, white and blue. Quilters wear, sew and buy all the colors of the rainbow.06122012_conventionhats_jpg_600

2. Noise - Politicians tend to yell. Quilters squeal with excitement.

3. Emotions - Speech givers of the political nature are often really mad! Quilters are totally happy to be at the convention.

4. Bribes - I don't know it for sure but don't bribes and politics go hand in hand? I don't know anyone who bribes a quilter but hey, I'm open to the idea.c40cd2c24ec2908a36d325e671e2

5. Red body parts - I have seen many a red faced politician. Quilters tend to have purple or green hands after a fabric dying class.

6. Celebrities - Actors, athletes and military personnel are seen in Cleveland and Philadelphia. Gee's Bend quilters, Marti Michell, Jenny Doan, Bonnie head-shot-e1395192454843-748x1024Hunter, Ricky Tims, Alex Anderson and Angela Walters just for starters are at Quilt conventions.

7. Hip and trendy - There is no RepubCon or DemoCon. Quilters have QuiltCon plus festivals that are inside and out of doors.

8. Authenticity - You really like that candidate that much and he's not your parent? Quilters are NUTS for quilting in every molecule of their body.

9. Worst possible outcome - Scandal, fines and jail time are the bane of the political arena. Quilters end up with more fabric than storage.

10. Best possible outcome - You get elected if a political convention does its job. You get brand new wonderful ideas and quilts after a successful quilt convention.

Time to vote!

I don't know about you, but I would rather attend a quilt convention. I can watch the Political conventions on TV or listen to them on the radio.

While I sew!

Sew happy!

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If you enjoyed this faux political post you will enjoy this one on quilting candidates. 

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