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