The big quilt guild announcement

I was lucky enough to capture the very moment that Lysa made an exciting announcement to the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild on Thursday about a very special quilting guest who will be visiting us in April! Here’s how the whole thing played out before my very eyes (and as I remember it.).

Here we go:

I have a big announcement!And you know how large groups of people can be…lots of chit-chat ensued…the room took some encouragement (with the help of Cathy using her Principal voice – Thank you, Cathy!) to simmer down.

Once the room quieted down, Lysa made the big announcement…

Happy Zombie! SQUEEE!

Yes, you read that right! The famous, awesome quilter, Happy Zombie is coming to visit our Quilt Guild in April! SQUEEE! We are all so excited!


We all cheered! And hooted! And hollered!

A couple of people (only a couple) asked, “Who is Happy Zombie?”.

Lysa explained, “She’s a modern quilter, a fabric designer, and she made the quilt you may have seen around the internet of Ron Swanson...”

She knows Ron Swanson?

To which Lysa went on to say,

She knows Ron Swanson!

Did this really happen? This is how I remember it. Maybe I misheard? I don’t know, but it made me laugh when I heard it…or what I thought I heard.


Just in case you don’t know who Ron Swanson is, he’s this character on TV. HA! So, let’s just say her quilt knows Ron Swanson! That will work! I don’t think Happy Zombie actually met him, but her quilt certainly did.

I think this was much funnier in my mind. Sorry about that.

Just know that the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild is SO excited to be hosting Monica (that’s her name. I have to remember that! Heh!) in April. I’ll get to meet her! I hope I don’t get all flustered and nervous like I always do around the rich and famous. I’d better get over that because we’ll be sewing all day with her in April.



  1. happy zombie says:

    Oh. My. Gawd!!! That is the best, funniest, most awesome thing I’ve ever read, Carol! I love you, love all you guys and can’t wait to get up there!! And those people who don’t know me, well they are on notice. I’m going to woo them, and dazzle them, and sprinkle them with sparkle dust into knowing who I am.

  2. dana michaels says:

    This is the funniest post ever!!! You’re so lucky Happy Zombie Monica is coming!!!! Show her a good time! I’ll start training her to say “eh” so she’s ready!

  3. Lysa says:

    Carol! You truly are brilliant! And I love you! Thank you so much for capturing the moment because that is exactly how it happened!

  4. Cynthia says:

    Heeheee! That’s exactly it, excellent recap! I think Darlene might have happy screamed too, heehee! Cannot wait!!

  5. Laura says:

    I’m so glad you posted this, as I couldn’t be there and it was so much fun to see the excitement, and the pictures, and I’m still LMAO!! Way to go Carol, it was truly brilliant!

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