At a recent quilt group meeting, someone asked, 'I don't think I know Anne. What does she look like?' The answer was, 'Oh, she's grey haired, wears glasses and is a bit dumpy.' That certainly narrowed it down to a good three quarters of the assembly! It's a fact that the majority of quilters tend to be mature ladies, and a visit to any quilt shop or exhibition will yield more walking sticks and wheelchairs than prams! Here is a photo taken at Piecemakers recently, and there's only one person who doesn't need to resort to a blue rinse!
Given the fact that sooner or later we will all drop off the perch and the ranks of quilters will be severely depleted, how can we encourage younger people to join us? I have just been surfing the internet and came across this amazing post! Krista has written about the advantages which we old ladies bring to the quilting world (and the world in general) in a very uplifting way. You have to read it, as I couldn't put it all as well.
But given the fact that we old ladies are wonderful and heading for sainthood (I'm paraphrasing Krista slightly you understand!) how can we encourage younger people (by which I mean those still in employment!) to join us? Any ideas gratefully received.