Well, OK, a little more insight might be helpful.
If you've been reading my blogs, you've probably figured out by now that I've been quilting for a while. It's hard to admit this, but I have been quilting seriously since I was 17. And I've just turned 65. So that's almost 50 years! My, how the times flies.
I've joined quilting groups everywhere that I have lived, and I've stepped up to the plate to take on leadership roles in every guild that I've joined. I love the passion, inspiration, and friendship that have come my way by being a member of both the quilt guilds and the small quilting groups. So thanks to guilds in Idaho, Ontario, New Brunswick, Georgia, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Washington, and Oregon. I loved the friendships in all those locations and still love to hear from quilters in those places.
Most of my friends know that I am self-motivated, but they don't realize is how much their presence fuels my passion. So, shout out to all my friends for their inspiration and support. I love seeing all of your work and getting tips and tricks from you.
Please, please, please... if you're sitting on the sidelines, get up and join your local quilt guild. The guilds give you have access to local and National quilt teachers, wonderful charity opportunities, quilt shows, quilt book libraries, free fabric, free patterns, exchanges of blocks/fabrics, and learning new techniques. Better yet, get involved with a small quilt group. It doesn't matter if the group is a sub-group of your quilt guild or if it's associated with your church, or if it's a bunch of your neighbors, co-workers, or friends. The comradery of the quilting groups is a fantastic experience and not to be missed. Besides your pets and grandchildren, nobody else is as happy to see you.
So what are you waiting for --- get up and join quilting groups.
|Joanne Adams Roth 2015