I spent last weekend immersed in quilts, fabric and sewing machines; surrounded by quilters, fabricholics, merchants and quilt admirers and every interaction I had was a pleasant one.
Everyone smiled at me, everyone had nice things to say, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. There were no elbows at the merchant stalls, there were no overheard nasty comments about the quilts.
I had such a great time and it was all due to you amazing quilters. What awesome people you are!
Having such an awesome time brings home to me how influential personal interactions are on my experience. A smile and a nod can really make someones day. An invitation to share lunch or dinner is a wonderful friendly overture. Even a quick conversation over the fat quarter selection may make someone feel warm inside.
Quilters, never forget what power you have!
I'm so glad I'm part of this community of passionate artists and craftspeople. You quilters make beautiful things, warm things, lovely and loving things and you also share that passion with others. You are generous of spirit; sharing your knowledge, your time and occasionally your precious fabric with others.
Thank you for being the cool people that you are.