I love that word, and love when it happens! We're visiting our old neighborhood, friends and family in Silver Spring, MD and environs. My husband and I went to one of our favorite restaurants - Mandalay - a Burmese restaurant in downtown Silver Spring. As we were contemplating the menu and trying to remember what were our most enjoyed dishes, I heard two women talking behind me.
I kept hearing SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) and SDA (Surface Design Association). I knew they had to be kindred spirits so I turned around and introduced myself. It was Ann Graham, who lives in Silver Spring and is on the SDA Board, and Dominie Nash, who has a studio in Washington, DC and is a well known Art Quilter. We laughed about what a small world it is.
The SDA website was recently updated, and I remarked at how helpful it is once you start poking around. Since I live in a rural, small college town place, I don't have access to regular meetings of art quilters and all the information that gets shared in those meetings. We agreed on that and said goodbye.
If we had time, and they the inclination, I would have loved to join them and talk more about the long term goals of both SAQA and SDA, but we were off to see "The Butler". I loved the film, and hope it gets seen by millions of people!