Just received a notice that a local quilt shop is closing its doors. It will remain open as an on-line business only. It was a favorite shop, but in a very small town in a very rural community, so I'm sure it was hard to keep enough foot traffic going through the doors to make it profitable. Still, it makes me sad.
Judging by the downturn in of chit-chat even here on QWU as compared to when it first started, do you wonder if quilting is losing its popularity as a whole or are quilters just quietly quilting and not participating in the on-line community any longer? I realize there will always be those of us for whom quilting is a lifelong passion rather than a fad craft phase, but these things wax and wane. Just wondering what your thoughts are.