Meg Cox is a dynamic and creative speaker and workshop leader, skilled at tailoring her message to your audience. She’s had lots of experience speaking in public and appearing on radio and television. She has worked as a corporate spokesperson for such major companies as Pillsbury, Hallmark and KFC.
On Family Traditions:
“My staff and I thoroughly enjoyed your workshop and the reason I know this is because they are still speaking about it two weeks later! I have many teachers who have been at the center for many years and they are so excited to hear new ideas, especially when they can be incorporated directly into their work with children. Thanks again. We are really looking forward to having you come back again to speak to the parents!”
— Toby Wortman, director of the Merck Child Learning Center in Whitehouse Station, NJ
“As chairperson for the guild, I get all complaints and praise regarding our speakers. You have made me a hero. Not only did we have one of the largest turnouts for your presentation (your reputation precedes you) but everyone raved about your presentation. You were entertaining, informative and inspiring. Your books sold out…”
— Barbara Berdy, chairperson, Warwick Valley Quilters Guild
Some of Meg’s most popular lectures:
How to Create Great Family Traditions & Why
Talk or workshop. Very flexible. Has been adapted for moms-to-be, adoptive families, religious educators, daycare center managers and more. Can also be tailored to specific occasions & holidays, such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, All About Birthdays, rites of passage, problem-solving rituals etc.
Love Made Tangible: Inventing New Traditions From Scratch
Talks and workshops more focused on the bells & whistles or theatrical aspects of ritual. Delving into choices about the beginning and ending of a ritual, using the four elements of earth, air, fire and water, how to find the words to speak, ritual gestures, and special ways to preserve the memory of a milestone or ritual. How to choose music, food and more. Working with fire, light, beads and tools like smudge sticks.
Texting, Blogging and YouTubing for Love: How our Tech Gadgets Can Help Create New Family Traditions
For the new edition of her book, Meg tracked down families doing very creative things to keep their families close, using tools like Skype and smart phones. Should you have a family blog? When should your family times be screen-free?
Taking a Ritual Inventory: How to Make Sure Your Traditions Reflect Your Values & Passions
This lecture/workshop helps parents create a master list of their existing traditions and celebrations, both everyday ones and holidays, and make sure they match up with their goals as a family. Meg will give them a series of questions to ask as they go down their lists, so they can delete traditions that don’t fulfill them, and add new ones that fit them better.
Quilt Journalist Tells All! A Reporter Inside the Quilt World
Popular with quilt guilds, this lecture takes audiences behind the scenes of the $3.6 billion quilt market. Meg spent five years researching and writing her popular resource guide, The Quilter’s Catalog and she reports back on all the movers and shakers and latest trends. The talk is constantly updated with new material, and includes a show & tell segment, with most of the 12 projects included in the book.
What is a Quilt? And Why You Should Make One
This lively talk and Powerpoint slide show has been a hit with audiences at the American Folk Art Museum, the Newark Museum, historical societies and libraries. Meg gives an entertaining romp through the history of quilting, and shows the basic steps in getting started in the craft. (Sometimes this is combined with a Your First Quilt workshop.)
400 Years of Quilts At the Click of a Mouse
As president of the nonprofit Quilt Alliance, Meg often gives lectures about the amazing online resources of the group. These include an oral history project archived at the Library of Congress, and the Quilt Index, an online repository of more than 50,000 quilts. Meg gives audiences the story behind some amazing quilts, and tells them how to document their own quilt stories.
Most of Meg’s programs run between an hour and two hours, which may include a Powerpoint, show and tell of quilts, or audience questions. Most programs can be lengthened into workshops lasting a half day or full day: Meg has also run workshops lasting a weekend. She generally brings copies of her books to sign.
Meg also teaches quilt classes for beginning quilters, half-day or day-long classes where a small project can be completed. Techniques offered include photo quilts, and small wall hangings.
For more details, fees and availability, contact Meg: email@example.com