I’m sorry I keep forgetting to post the “Tell it to the Stars” discussion questions on Monday night!
Here’s the question for this week:
What do you consider the biggest changes you’ve seen in the quilting industry through the years?
My answer would be several things, which I’ve mentioned before:
- When I first began quilting, anything done by machine was kinda considered cheating, at least in the area where we were located. Anything done by machine didn’t get much credit at quilt shows. That has certainly changed.
- Longarm quilters were rare when I first began. I had been quilting for several years before I even knew such a thing existed. Now many people have their quilting machine of some sort, even if they don’t quilt for others but just do their own quilts.
- When I first began quilting, for the most part, all patterns were purchased at the quilt shop. Now, we have Electric Quilt and design our own or share patters via the internet.
- Can you imagine what quilters in our grandmothers’ days would have thought of rotary cutters, Accuquilt, etc.?
Tell us some of the things that you think have been big changes!