I am happy to report that I went to my first quilt show,
and learned some things you need to know.
Quiltese is an official language. It's very difficult to learn and may sound suspiciously like English, but you mustn't be fooled. Smile, nod, and keep your mouth shut if you don't speak it.
I know one Quiltese word and am trying to incorporate it into every conversation. When I say,
"strongarm" "longarm," I sound incredibly smart.
If you need to feel young, attend a show and take a gander at the crowd.
Some quilt show attendees are catty. "I don't like her colors AT ALL," was a phrase I heard more than once.
Those catty people are probably sore losers.
Quilters are amazingly artistic and creative.
And patient. Can you imagine spending months or years on one quilt?
If I were a quilter, I would invest in a
sports car or yachtlongarm machine.
One quilt there had approximately 5,000 pieces!
It's maybe not good manners to walk right up to a quilt just as someone is taking a picture of it. The back of my head went home on more than one camera.
When I won a door prize, the lady behind me got rather indignant. She wanted my fabric. I didn't give in to the pressure.
Quilting is not necessarily a cost-effective hobby.
We were given plastic gloves to wear in case we desired to touch a quilt.
My friend, Mrs. Caisson, wore hers long enough to accumulate condensation in it, but then used her ungloved hand to touch the quilts again and again and again. That mistake, along with the horrified looks on the faces of the people around us, raised our endorphin levels significantly.
- Quilters are good at naming their quilts:
I Wooly Love Ewe
Don't Try This at Home (Without Help)
Lunch Box Short a Sandwich (a Jill quilt)
- And lastly, it's very easy to type quit instead of quilt.
- I may well attend another show now. Who would've guessed?