Quilting doesn’t have to be a lonely hobby. Let’s explore how you can find other quilters.
There are a few things you can do to find other quilters – one is check with your state to see if their is a local or state quilt guild.
I do this by simply typing in your state and then quilt group or quilt guild into the google search bar. This will quickly show off a number of different groups near you as well as if your state has a quilt guild. From what I have experienced, many states have a quilt guild with many small chapters scattered in larger cities. This really is the quickest way to find a group as well as find a local quilt group near you.
Some of these also will list their stats – whether they are open and looking for additional members or even how many members are active. I know of some guilds that have over 500 members (crazy!) and others have under 20. It really depends on the location and the members that run it.
Check out FB. Do a quick search in the groups as well as pages of FB. There are many large groups – I have the Quilting 101 fb group that anyone is allowed to join. This is a great way to start showing off what you are sewing and doing and make connections with others who have the same interest.
Ask your local quilt shop. They typically have a board with a few long arm quilter cards, and the owner typically knows other quilters as well. My local quilt shop even held a sew till midnight in the shop every month that I really loved attending. It was a wonderful get away just for one evening and making those connections while sewing with others is a lot easier.
If you don’t have a local quilt shop then check out your local store that carries fabric (we have a tiny town and the local store has some). They should be able to steer you in the right direction as well as who to talk to to get more info.
Just in case you aren’t able to find one – there is always the option of finding a group online. One that is virtual, so your location really doesn’t matter at all. You can find out more info on my online quilting community here.
Everything is done virtually – the meetups, show and tell, the community area, the quilt alongs. It really is a delight to find friendship in this way. In fact, a few members have even been able to meet up in person! How fun is that?!
Finding other quilters really is quite easy! This is no excuse for sewing alone. There is always someone out there willing to share tips, inspiration and sew along with you.
Wondering if you should join a quilt guild? Check out my experience here.
Here are my favorite quilt groups on Facebook. Read more about them here.How to find quilt groups. Read more about that here.
How have you found other quilters? What’s your tip to share!