I met my husband on Match.com and admitted to him that I was a Quilter. He was a bit surprised as the women on your average dating site are not Quilters, too bad for them! He asked me how I became interested in such an archaic activity.
I married him anyway.
Plus, over the years, he has become the very best Quilt husband around. He understands all about quilts and quilters and values them. But what if there hadn't been a learning curve?
How would the world be changed if Quilters were everywhere you looked? The world would be a thready, thready place.
Every town would have a quilt store. The price of fabrics would drop as production would increase. Hancocks of Paducah would the nationwide chain instead of the other.
Quilters would not be bombarded with requests from strangers to make them quilts because everyone could make their own. It would be so ubiquitous that borrowing a spool of thread would be more common than a cup of sugar.
When people met each other they would make polite conversation with gambits like, What quilt are you working on? No one would be startled when you said you were a quilter. In fact there would be no need, it would be assumed.
When you went in restaurants besides high chairs for children or eye glasses for reading the menu they would have seam rippers available in case you wanted to work on a project while waiting for your food. High class places would even let you keep them as their name would be embossed on it.
Likewise, hotels would have emergency supplies available. I am not talking instead of toiletries, I mean in addition to. Needle and thread would be much more than current sewing kits. Good spools of thread and really sharp needles would be at the front desk.
And the lighting! It would improve everywhere in the world. Libraries, coffee shops, motel rooms and even passenger sides of cars would provide more than enough light to see your stitches clearly.
I think we'll just keep things the way they are. It's fun to be in a special category and have better looking beds than the rest of the world.
However, could we just get the lighting?
That would make me Sew happy!
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