I was in my quilt shop today and found out they were going to be closing. It's almost like losing a friend because I had been going there for a year and the great staff had helped me though many a quandry. I was also becomeing friends with the shop owner.
The wonderful though came when I was checking out another shop, in hopes this would become my new shop as soon as the other closed. And here we were 3 people who don't know each other and a piece of a star quilt on a table with 3 fabrics. Within about 10 minutes we were all discussing which cholour choice would be best. After having about a 30 minutes conversation we remembered to introduce ourselves. I have had this happen to me every time I am in a quilt shop. It's like the joy of quilting is such a common bond that complete strangers will just start conversing over a quilt block. Now is this something you just get here or is it like that everywhere quilters gather?