Quilters are the most amazing people and I'm not saying that because I'm a quilter. In fact, maybe I became a quilter hoping to become amazing! Each opportunity I am given to be around other quilters reminds me how enthusiastic, energetic and optimistic quilters are. They are always so happy to learn, share, grow and encourage.
The minute I meet another quilter, I feel a kindred connection. I'm inspired to ask about current projects, favorite fabrics and colors. I love hearing about success stories and quilting horror stories - we all have them! I recently met a wonderful lady who shared the story of a quilt she made for a Wounded Warrior. She was honored to have met the recipient and had tears in her eyes on the retelling of the experience. She said the experience was one of the proudest moments of her life. After hearing that - I had tears in my eyes too.
Over the past 7+ years, I have heard so many stories from quilters who were honored to share their quilts with others. Each quilt we make is a labor of hope, grace, dreams, laughter and love. Having a hobby like quilting enriches my life every day and I feel blessed because of it.
Hugs and stitches,