I've thought a little bit about how much time and money I want to spend on YouTube quilt channels and membership in quilt groups.
I like the following YouTube quilt channels:
The Quilt Show - led by Alex Anderson. Sometimes goofy, but she has guest interviews that are interesting and leads block of the month clubs, and shows highlights of National quilt shows.
Ricky Tims - led by Ricky Tims. Upbeat and interesting, always changing the way he earns money in the quilting industry. Sometimes, a little personal, but that's what makes him unique.
Just Get It Done Quilts - led by Karen Brown. Timely and friendly advice to help quilters get their projects completed, including an annual declutter challenge.
Quilt Roadies - led by Anna. Mostly talking about projects, sometimes reviews quilt shops and quilt shows around the Northwest, including Sisters quilt show.
Lyric Montgomery Kinard - let by Lyric Montgomery Kinard. Find joy, create beauty and be inspried by art lessons, equipment to teach over the internet, listings for quilt show entries.
Zen Chic Quilting - led by Brigitte Heitland. Tutorials about patchwork and quilting and the world of Zen Chic fabric.
SAQA Art - textile talks by various artists and news about the Studio Arts Quilts Association.
Membership in Quilt groups:
Clark County Quilters. I've been a member since 2011, when I moved to Vancouver. Indispensable local group of quilters with exciting lectures, events, quilt retreats, free table, zoom meetings, classes, etc. Well worth the annual fee to be a member.
SAQA - I want to join, but don't like some of the local politics of the group. In Southwestern Washington, we're too far away from the Seattle group; close to the Portland Group (but don't qualify for Oregon events). Maybe I'll give it a try for a few years and see if there is any part that I can live with. Maybe some classes or galleries that will help get my art out there.
Modern Quilt Guild - the closest Modern Quilt Guild is in Portland and I've resisted joining another group that would take me away from the house in the evenings. Advantage is the annual MQG quilt show, which you have to be a member to submit a quilt, and lectures and classes that would be available. I'm a member of a small modern guild group with no dues and several of the members are also members of the Modern Quilt Guild.
Anyway, do you look at how you spend your time and where you spend your money?