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Old 09-19-2018, 10:19 AM
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I was next to a group of six younger ladies, I'd say late 20's. As we were walking down the rows one said why does everyone still make such old fashioned quilts. She was looking a beautiful Baltimore Album type quilt. The others agreed. One said it has too much fabric. LOL. The scrappy quilts got frowns from them too but said it must have taken a long time to make them. Then the modern pattern quilts got them all happy. I would say without asking, no one in their families made quilts.
But they did come to the show so that's a start.
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I was gonna say, why were they there in the first place? Lol. But you're right, it's a start!
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I admire the modern quilts made by the artsy people wishing I could let this old mind expand in that way but it's the scrappy and the traditional quilts that pull me in to look at the details. It will be interesting to see what direction quilting takes in the next 30, 40 or 50 years.
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Old 09-19-2018, 11:40 AM
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I bet if someone did a quilt of emojis, they would love that.
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Old 09-19-2018, 11:51 AM
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It is probably just the new generation that doesn't understand the satisfaction that us quilters get from sewing "old fashion" quilts. Maybe you are right-just going to the quilt show is a start and will give them a jump start on quilting.
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Well, there's always going to be generation gaps and personal sense of what looks pretty... I guess at just over 50 I am in the 'transition' generation where both modern and traditional are equally beautiful to me. Not every one of either, of course! With any luck they got some sense of quilting history, and were able to admire it from the standpoint of the set of skills it takes to do traditional style quilts.
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:25 PM
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How fun. I always think it's great to see young people interested in quilts (or antiques in antique malls!). A number of years ago I was worried quilting might fade into the distance because it was pretty much older people doing it.
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It is a true shame most girls don't even know how to hem a dress much less make a quilt. Many of our schools hardly teach home economics or music any more. How are they to value anything the governing officials don't care about.
It seems to me that our country is on the brink of a big change. Hopefully they will come to enjoy quilting for the artful expression sake of it.
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I didn't say in the first post but they were there to buy a quilt. Don't know why. One young lady said they wanted a real quilt not one sold in a store. another LOL. They thought all the quilts would be for sale at a quilt show. I suggested they go to the vendors that had quilts in the booths made to sell.
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While I love to look at/admire the talent/work/skills of the maker of more difficult to make quilts, I only love to make easy quilts.

Yes, I have an attention span problem.
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