Thursday, June 23, 2011

Are you a "fabric nerd" too?

In Luana Rubin's June 22 "Creative Nudge", she defines fabric nerds and I loved it! Here is an excerpt from her newsletter:

If you look up Nerd in the dictionary, it says:
1. a stupid, irritating, ineffectual, or unattractive person.
2. an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit: a computer nerd.
However I think we need to come up with a third description of the word:
3. a brilliant but socially quirky person, totally obsessed with an eccentric or obscure hobby, who delights in gathering with like-minded individuals. Often has an offbeat sense of style and could care less what anyone else thinks.
I mean - really - we make our own tiaras and then get together to parade our creations through the aisles of quilt shows. We make matching patchwork outfits and go on quilting bus tours together. We see a quilt made out of a certain group of fabrics, and can't sleep until we have every single exact fabric in our sweaty little hands. Click here to read Luana's article.
I have yet to make a tiara, but I love quilt shows and have been known to rather fanatically go after a collection of fabrics. Do you? I'm curious ... how do you go about searching for a particular fabric? Any tips you'd like to share?

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