Saturday, April 25, 2020

Feeling Sad - Shipshewana Quilt Festival has been cancelled for 2020

It was just a few weeks ago that I shared my enthusiasm for vending again this year at the Shipshewana Quilt Festival.  Well, that enthusiasm has now turned to disappointment as I received word this week that the event has been cancelled for 2020.

I get it and I completely agree that it was the correct decision ... but I can't help but feeling sad.  After I received the phone call, I was in a "funk" the rest of the day.  

The Shipshewana Quilt Festival is my favorite show.  I've had quilts juried into every show, I've taught school house sessions there for several years and I've vended for several years.  It's what I "did" in June every year.  But not this year. 

So after I wallowed in my own pity for several hours, I pivoted.  Just like I've pivoted so many times in the last six weeks as events that I've planned months for have been cancelled.   

I'm back to my head down, hair up mode, working hard on other income streams to replace the lost revenue from that show in my budget.  

And the planning for 2021 has already begun ....  

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