We have a new LQS that is growing rapidly. Went to her sale this morning and did I have a blast!! There were ladies from a local quilting group who were shopping for specific items. I was there to shop for a selection of fabrics to use in a sampler quilt. I didn't know exactly what I was shopping for and how much to purchase. All I knew was that I want to make a sampler of blocks that I haven't made before? I thought that I would unify the quilt by using a specified set of fabrics.
When I realized that these ladies were "seasoned" quilters, I asked one of them 1) how many fabrics do I need to get so that I will have a good selection when I begin my blocks, and 2) how much do I buy of each. Well, first one lady came to my rescue, then they were all chiming in from all corners of the shop. We began stacking bolts. Then one would come and remove a bolt and explain why she had done so. Another would find fabric that "may do." And it went on until I had a gorgeous assortment of fabrics. I waited until they had all had their fabric cut and were gone. Then we began the task of cutting yardage. I know I have way too much fabric, but I know I will have a beautiful quilt when it's all said and done. Several times, I expressed my gratitude and appreciation to them for slowing down their process of shopping to help me. (They were on their way to lunch and then to the library for a "quilting" meeting.) They invited me to go, but I already had too much "on my plate" for the day. I will mark my calendar for future 3rd Saturdays of the month.
One of the ladies quickly added that that's what quilters do. They help one another.
I told them about this quilting forum and also about the quilting novels that another quilter shared with me.
I don't know if this is a worthy topic to start a new thread and if this is the correct place for it, but I am appreciative to them as well as to the great people on this forum. Thanks, ALL. :lol: