I'd never been to the taping of a show before. It literally lasted all day. I think we were there almost 8 hours while they shot about 4 segments. About an hour's worth of show Wow, does it take a lot of stops and starts to tape a show. And Mark and Jodi were fabulous as were the guests. I've met Mark a few times (he lives not too far way from Phila), and he's always a hoot. This is one of the flyers he signed for me with his signature tagline "Quilt Naked, Cupcake". Not likely!
Getting things set up to do a segment...
The fabulous pattern and fabric designer Michele Scott (aka The Pieceful Quilter) doing her segment...
When they were taping, the AC had to be off because of the noise. Now, this was July folks. Let's just say we were all glowing! And, it was kind of funny because it was the holiday show they were taping, so some of the scenes had Christmas decorations and Mark & Jodi were in Santa hats, and some in the audience were in shorts & sandals!
Boy was it a blast though. I thoroughly enjoyed the day. I even won a prize. They gave away most of the items they showed in the "What I'd Like for Christmas" segment. And I won Ami Simms wonderful book, Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece. The quilts and stories are very moving.
I hope they tape another show in the area. I'd go again in a hot minute - even if it does take all day. It was fun to watch when the segments finally aired and tell everyone, "hey, I'm on TV", well, on the internet anyway. o:)