With all the quilting tools that we have now, the new ones just coming along, I cant help but wonder if our quilting ancestors would even recognise what we do as quilting? Of course it makes the job easier to roll a rotary cutter along a ruler instead of tracing templates and cutting with scissors, I get that. But are we still quilting? To me quilting isnt just a craft or an art, its a process, its a state of mind. I need to fold, press, measure and feel the rotary cutter as it slices thru the fabric. I need to go thru each of the steps of making a quilt. Yes I use "modern" tools but I try to keep my quilting as plain and simple as I can. Cant help but wonder what quilting will be 50 years from now, how will quilting compare to what we know as quilting?