Now I had tried the quilt guild thing here in town, but found that they seemed to not have room for a novice quilter in their guild. Surprised me greatly. I'd always thought that quilters were such friendly people. So in search of my place in the quilt world, Quilt With Us seemed to be the answer. After meeting and chatting on line with new buddy in particular (Jackie) we tossed around the idea of starting a group called the Iowa Quilters and started inviting others to join us. We are now well over 100 members. Now not all our members are from Iowa. We have adopted several from other states. You can't blame them for wanting to be Iowans, right?
This is quite the diverse group and I can honestly say that it seems like we have been good friends for a lot more than 4 years. It's amazing how a group that spent their first year only chatting over a computer could become such great friends. We have little get togethers now through out the year and our big outing in the fall at the show in Des Moines. Here's a picture of a group of us from AQS in Des Moines.
|Good friends and quilts. What a combo!|
Yes I am lucky to have these quilters, all of them in my life. We share our love of quilting as well as our love for each other. How lucky it was that I opened that email over 4 years ago and decided to check it out.