Have you ever thought about how similar quilters are? When I’m with one or two or a whole room full of quilters, we always seem to have so much in common. Almost always when I meet a quilter, it seems like we’ve known each other forever.
But, when you get right down to it, we have our differences. Yesterday I spent most of the day with my good friend, Cindy. I met her first when I was speaking at her guild over a year ago . . maybe two years ago. She doesn’t live too far from me and we agreed that I would meet her at her house and we’d go to the guild meeting together. The minute we met, it was like we had been best friends forever. We talked and laughed and, we got along great.
Since then, we’ve traveled together, we’ve had lunches and dinners together, we talk often but . . we’re so different. She likes dull, drab, boring fabrics. (I’d hate to hear how she describes my stash!) We laughed because if you put both of our stashes together, I doubt you’d find that we had one same piece of fabric in common. She buys fat quarters and never uses the whole thing!
She likes to make tiny things! Most of her whole quilts are smaller than one of my blocks!
I think these blocks are 2″ and they’re perfect!
She does beautiful applique. I said . . I want to do that! So, she probably felt like I felt when Vince said he wanted to sew but she set me all up to applique.
And, I did it! I’m a long way from being good at it but one day I am going to be good at it!
Then we met another friend who’s been reading my blog for a few years, and we felt like we already knew each other but we’d never met. Now we have! I had a wonderful day in Kansas. Thanks Cindy and Linda.