Monday, March 5, 2012

On Finding a Tribe

Lately, I have been of the opinion that both my bf and I need to get out of the house more, and pursue some hobbies. As you know, I am happiest when I am working with fabric, so it only felt natural for me to look for a quilting guild to join.

With that thought in mind, I went to a meeting where, to say the least, I felt as though I was infiltrating a secret society - not exactly a good starting point. However, I persevered, and a couple of nights later, I went to another guild's meeting; happily, I had exactly the opposite experience of my first guild meeting, and I left feeling welcomed, and supercharged to get to my sewing maching and create something! I spoke to people I didn't know with ease (not my strong point), and was exposed to some amazing work by some very talented artists. Needless to say, I felt as though I had found my tribe.

Not wanting to rush into anything, I waited until the February meeting to make a decision on joining this guild. Once I got to the meeting, though, I was again filled with a joyous sensation, and even before the meeting began, I made the move and joined the guild (note that this is the first time that I have joined anything, including a gym, in years)! And, once again, I left the meeting feeling inspired, having laughed, and feeling welcomed into the fold...

Yes, I know that I have yet to name this guild, and no, it's not a secret circle. In fact, I encourage you (if you are local, that is) to attend a meeting, to see if your tribe is here as well... On Thursday, March 15th, if you are in Vancouver, please come and check out the place that all the cool quilters are:





7 comments:

Holly said...

Loralei, I am absolutely thrilled to read this post! Thanks for making my day! When I founded the VMQG, I had a goal of creating a welcoming, positive, inspiring place. It's been such a wonderful journey!

The labels on your post are just so lovely: friendship + inspire + joy + quilting = VMQG!

trudys_person said...

Welcome Loralei! I'm so glad you've joined the VMQG. It is a very inspiring group!

felicity said...

I feel the same way about the VMQG - so happy you've joined!

stitchinglife said...

How lovely to find a community of like-minded souls. I'm happy for you :-)

Penny said...

How wonderful to find 'your' group! I belong to a guild that is mostly fiber arts and the inspiration and encouragement I get from each of them is priceless.

Regina said...

Glad you found your group - I think I just finally found mine, but have a conflict on the night they meet... so frustrating.... hoping to get it all worked out soon.

bronwen said...

I loved your apron you showed us last night! So awesome! Welcome to the "cool" group!!