Do you remember the first quilt you made? Are you still working on it? Do you still have it? Here’s my first quilt.
There’s a long story about it and how I got started quilting here.
Can you imagine your life without quilting? I can’t! I think about the pleasure and relaxation I get from fondling fabric, and the quilting process. I think of the opportunities quilting has brought my way but most of all I think of the friendships I’ve made through quilting. Vicky grew up probably 5 or 10 miles from me but we never knew each other. Then we met through quilting. My friend, Becky, took classes I taught when I lived in Owensboro and we became buddies. My friend, Elaine, lives in Springfield, MO. We had been internet friends for years and then met at a retreat 5 or 6 years ago; now we live less than 2 hours apart and she’s my chauffeur to get me over the scary bridges in my travels. (It was Becky and Elaine that convinced me to buy the Baby Lock sewing machine too! They both have the same machine.) My friend, Jeanne in Kansas City . . she and I had chatted on the APQS message board for years and when I said I was moving to MO and needed info, she promptly provided me with lots of info and we’re good friends now.
Quilters are the best and the best way to be friends with quilters is to be a quilter so I think I’ll keep quilting for a long time. Not so much for the pleasure of quilting or to get rid of this stash but simply so I can continue to be friends with quilters!
Are most of your friends quilters? I think that’s one of the reasons quilt shows are so much fun . . most everyone there is a quilter.
If I had to guess, I’d say about 99.9% of my blog readers are quilters and I consider all of you my friends too. Steve, you’re not a quilter and you’re not my friend . . you’re my husband’s friend but I need that waffle recipe again . . please!!