Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Quilting in Cyberspace




I think quilting in the modern day is pretty amazing.  This of course isn't really a new concept as on-line quilting bees and exchange of ideas between quilters through the Internet has been going on now with regularity for the past 4-5 years.  Even so I still find myself in awe at times at with the many avenues of electronic ways we quilters have at our disposal to keep connected.  Web pages, Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram....wow.  With all this virtual quilting going on how do we find the time to actually sew a stitch?  I'm not complaining of course.  I think it's amazing and I love it.

I love it so much as a matter of fact that this week I've been working on establishing a Facebook page for my long standing quilt group.  We've been together for at least 10 years but only recently have all our members joined Facebook.  Now that we're all on social media I thought it time we have a page to share stuff electronically among ourselves (even though we meet every other week in the flesh).  Having a Facebook page takes our quilting group to the next level and gives us an electronic footprint in the world.  It seems like the grown up thing to do.     

How many of you out there belong to quilting groups that have a Facebook page?  Do you find it helpful?  Do you feel it adds value to your groups dynamics or is it just a fad?  I'd love to hear your opinions on this.

 


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  1. I've been unable to find a local quilting group ... or even a group of local quilters (to start a new group). I have found a group of quilters on Facebook who now fill that void. There are definitely advantages of a group such as this: no predetermined meeting time (I can drool over the pictures and interact at any time that works for me), no need to get all gussied up (no one cares if there are threads all over my shirt), etc.

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    1. That's so true Kathy. There are great benefits to cyber quilting. I would find it hard to go back to quilting in isolation if I didn't have the net link to other sewers or an actual quilt group to participate in. I hope though that one day you can find or create a face-to-face group to quilt with. There's something really special about the social aspect of quilting that truly adds to the hobby enjoyment.

      McKenna

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