Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Crazy Quilt Basic Class (CQBC)

Exciting news!!!!

Kathy Shaw is offering her free Crazy Quilt Basic Class once again. Registration will be open until midnight CST on 12 October 2014.

Here is the link to Kathy's blog post about her class......LINK

It is a fabulous class for anyone who has wanted to try CQ and needs that extra push and motivation to get started.  

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On the personal front....I was summoned to attend for jury duty last Friday October 3rd. This was my first time and everyone told me what was to be expected....HA!!!

I got special treatment.

I was led into a huge courtroom There were so many of us selected that some had to be in another room to view the proceedings by camera. I sort of freaked out when I saw several policemen standing at alert. Having never been in a criminal court I wasn't sure if this was normal or not. The judge entered and started the proceedings. He then asked the accused to rise to be arraigned. I hadn't noticed that there had been a young man sitting between the policemen all that time. The counts were read and my heart sunk.

What a minute...what was going on! No one told me it would be like this!!!

It turned out I was one of 400 people selected for what will be a very sensational trial for us here in Toronto The Good. It involves gangs, shooting, two deaths and many injured. Lucky me:(

I so did not want to be there.

Random selection made me juror number 138/400. So Monday I went back for the next part of the process....the interviews. Each prospective juror was to be interviewed privately by the judge and counsel for the defense and the prosecution.

We all  sat there waiting to be selected in our own little islands of unhappiness. Many expressed dismay at being involved in such a sensational case. Time passed..... I was really starting to sweat it. They were just starting to prep juror number 126 to go in to be interviewed by the judge and counsel when the court clerk announced that the final selection had been made. We could all go home. Whew:)

So close. I can't tell you how happy I was to get out of there.

Take care.

4 comments:

Dolores said...

Oh my, that was a close call. Glad you got out of it. It must be very stressful to be a juror.

Sheryl S. said...

I don't think I would like the responsibility of being a juror, it would be on my mind for ever and ever.

Heather said...

I'll ditto that Kathy Shaw runs a really good class.

I've been called for jury duty and even was questioned by the judge and lawyers and then dismissed. I think it was because they already had too many homemakers.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I have been called for jury duty several times. Luckily I have only been selected once. It was a child sexual abuse trial and it was very difficult. I would serve again, but hope it never again involves this situation. My only solace is to know that the child's voice was heard.

Oh well, the intermediate class was postphoned so I am creating prim mouse witches right now in mass production of 13. It's hard for me to sew prim...unfinished hems...but it can be releasing.
xx, Carol

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