I enjoy reading about artists and it always interests me to learn about the friendships between artists. Picasso and Manet, van Gogh and Gauguin, the list of artistic friendships goes on and on. I've always gravitated to creative friends--artists, writers, etc. Their perspective even--and maybe especially--when it is slanted has enriched my view of the world.
It's the same for quilters. We thrive when around other sewists--even if our contact is virtual. What would we do during these days of the pandemic without pinterest, quilting tutorials, websites and blogs?
I'm very protective of my research--it's my intellectual property and I often guard it by copyrighting my work. Quilts are another matter. I'm very much flattered when something I've sewn has inspired another quilter to do something similar. Sometimes it is as simple as the fabric choices. A few months ago I made a quilt and a wall hanging for my niece:
Meeting our sewing friends--no matter how you choose to meet--keeps us sewing. Our guild does a virtual show and tell right now; on my other blog, 3 Poodles and a Nana, I participate in To-Do-Tuesdays, and write along with my other blogger buddies, a list of sewing goals I hope to accomplish.