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© 2012 by Heike Scharmann

I am so happy to be connected with other quilters all over the world. Via blogs, twitter, pinterest, to name just a few. Though I am not in the happy position to live at a place where there are quilt guilds or bees in the neighbourhood, or even quilting stores around the corner to supply my needs, I always knew that there were a whole lot of other quilters “out there”. But I scarcely ever knew what they were up to!

The internet now allows us all to share what we already shared before—our beloved needlework—but in a new and fascinatingly all-embracing way. I truly feel much more globally connected through this than I ever felt connected with a friend or relative who lives far away and never corresponds.

And even if I go where there are no other quilters to be expected, I meet with like-mindeds—or rather their products. Or maybe it is the other way round: I see quilt patterns everywhere because I deal with the matter so much.

© 2012 by Heike Scharmann

The past weekend, I was at a hotel with our brass orchestra. We do this every year in order to practise for our upcoming concert. We stayed at this particular place several times already, but I never noticed the streamers, or the Ohio Star on the inn’s floor. This time, they literally sprang into my face.

Inspiration for our daily quilting is to be met with anywhere!

© 2012 by Heike Scharmann