Deborah Norville gave the keynote presentation last month at the Craft & Hobby Association Convention in Anaheim, and I had the opportunity to meet her afterwards at the book signing of her new book - "Thank You Power."
I found her keynote inspirational. She told the story of growing up in a small town in Dalton, Georgia (aka, the Carpet Capital of the World) and learning how to sew. She won several beauty competitions with her talent as sewing. As she moved into broadcasting, making your own clothes was frowned upon, so she did it in secret. She has come out of the "crafting closet" and launched her own line of yarn for knitting.