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Thread: Is quilting in general a dying art?

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    Forgive me if this has already been discussed... I know there was a topic on hand quilting possibly being a dying art, but what about quilting in general? I have turned one friend on to quilting, and have another one that's shown interest, but never got bit by the bug (she has memories working alongside her grandmother, but hasn't done anything in recent years). I am younger so I know I am in a different generation, but I really don't want to see it disappear. In recent years it seems like crocheting and knitting came back around, but I don't know about quilting just yet. Maybe it just hasn't caught on in our area? What do you think?

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    It think it could be a dieing art in some areas, but is definitely growing in other areas.

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    I think all of the fiber arts are making a comeback.
    It seems to kind of go in cycles which one is on the ascendency at a given time. With all the interest in the pieced totes, it looks like mainstream fashion is picking up on the interest in quilting.

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    Hopefully growing again with Boomers retiring and more time on there hands, might as well be filled with fabric :)

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    I hope not. I've noticed a huge shift from hand to machine quilting since I started around 20 years ago. I still hand quilt but the reality is that it takes a looooong time to do!
    Machine quilting is very exciting to me. I can finish more quilts!! I will always hand quilt though. Great relaxation for me.
    I think people will always be creative and that makes me hopeful that while quilting changes and evolves it won't disappear :)

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    No I don't think it is a dieing art at all. It is big in this state!

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    I think that maybe sewing of garmets is not popular, but a respect for heritage is growing. Quilting has so many facets and can fit in with modern or traditional styles. There's something for everyone

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    I doubt it - there are 380 people on this website right now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiLu
    I doubt it - there are 380 people on this website right now!
    That's exactly what I was thinking -- not according to this forum.

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    That's so good to hear! I guess in my area it's either not caught on, or maybe I just don't get out enough :P

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