One of the best things about any BF is meeting folks! That has been the driving force of every one of my trips to Lexington! This year was no exception on famous folk!
Of course the highlight was being able to meet Francesca Kelly & Bonnie Singh!
Maggie Bennett, who is always a joy to chat with! She was the one who encouraged me to try sculpting in epoxy which is the medium I use to this day! As we talked on Friday she got a text that her house had sold (she is just recently married & moved to a new place). So she was over the moon about that! Congrats Maggie!
Christina Riley, who was manning Maggie's booth while she was teaching her sculpting class. Christina was a doll! We were competitors in the CM Contest, which was fun. She said that she dropped off her entry, saw the competitors & went 'drat!' I said that I stopped in the AG, saw the competitors & went 'drat!'. We both wished each other the best of luck!!
I also got to finally meet Jennifer Buxton! She was in the crowed gathered for the CM Contest announcement. I got to root through her remaining tack, but most of it was specialty stuff (Shannondell halter, saddle seat bridle, W halters, etc.). She said that she made a bunch of small, inexpensive stuff for all the folks who always say that they just want to own a piece of her tack, but everyone wanted the saddles! She said that next time (next time? Are you already planning for next year?? :) ) she'll make saddles & everyone will want smaller, less expensive stuff! ...You can't win Jennifer!
Others folk I met were: Karen Zorn who is a sweetie! Erin Corbett, Karen Dietrich (a founding mother of MEPSA), Candace Liddy, Jessica Fry (couldn't find a link) (I own a CMG sleepy drafter w/kitty by her), Jennifer Scot (who is going to get info on magnetic bases for me!), Becky Benfield, Lauren Hoffer, Kathy Bogucki ... I'm sure I'm missing people!
I did not actually meet them, but I also saw Morgan Kilbourn, Sommer Prosser, Tiffany Purdy, & Bill Duncan as well!
Two people I had wanted to meet were Sue Sudekum (also a founding mother of MEPSA), & my fellow MEPSA board member Elena Lemm, but, alas, it was not meant to be.
Still more BF posts to come! So keep checking back!!