I missed you girls A LOT today! I went to the Arizona quilters guild show. There were a million people, not my favorite thing, and probably 500 quilts. Beautiful, warm quilts in every color and size and style! I can't believe the amount of time even the simplest quilt must have taken. Most were not my style but I was so humbled by the beauty and the TALENT that these artist have.
At first I felt soooo out of place. There were probably 2000 people there, not a huge venue, and maybe 10 were younger than me. Every conversation I overheard was using technology I know nothing about.
It really put me in a quandary. I want to be an excellent hand quilter. I want to be really good at FMQ. I want to be great at piecing little tiny pieces. But is that practical? What kind of time commitment is that? Would I be better off spending that time at the temple, the cannery, doing genealogy, volunteering at the elementary school? All things I want to do. I am at a point in my life where I can do good in the world. How much time should I spend doing it. Is being a good quilter a righteous desire? Just some things to think about. I'm not going to the temple before the quilt show next time!
I had $200 in my pocket that I have been hoarding an I only spent $10. Very disappointing!
Things I learned:
I am drawn to vintage quilts
I love pastels
I cannot get enough of the hexies! Probably because I REALLY love hand quilting.
I want to spend more time at the temple. I am always amazed how it puts my life in perspective.
Always take a friend, (sister).
P.S. very few modern quilts, I was a little disappointed.