Making new friends as an adult is not easy. However, having a common interest makes it much smoother. Helping start the Indy Modern Quilt Guild was one of the best decisions I ever made.
When I’m at guild meetings or around these women I feel at ease. They get my quirkiness about fabric, design, and know the language. It’s a different type of support that I get from other friends in my life. Maybe it’s acceptance?
Some of my closest friends are quilters. Over the last five to eight years we have grown from barely knowing each other to being great friends. These women who were once just guild members with me have left an impact on me. We have supported each other through births, losses, new homes, weddings, and life in general.
Recently life threw a rough patch my way. You may have noticed the blog and my social media has been quiet. Everything is fine now and I don’t plan to share more than that. It was nice to see texts from them to just be there if I needed it. Hell, someone brought me tacos and it made my afternoon.
Luckily, I had a quilt that Rachael had gifted me. Do you see all this NEPTUNE? It was just sitting in her pile of quilts and she didn’t use it. That is friendship.
If you don’t belong to a quilt guild, you should consider it. Where else can you want into a room of people and they get you. They understand that you love this designer, hate this line, won’t try this, etc. My guild is pretty awesome at being your cheerleader when you’re stuck too. Try it, you may just find some new friends too.