My friend Leanne and I went a huuuuge walk yesterday and ended up in an estate with an art gallery. We were walking through anyway so decided to check out a quilting exhibition they had up. Now, I'm not really a fan of traditional quilts (they always seem a bit naff to me!), but these ones were something else. The insane detail that had obviously went into each one was outstanding - each design was like a work of art. Technically I wasn't meant to be taking pictures so please excuse the terrible quality of these camera phone shots...my own knitted version and partly because it was so tiny and intricate - each hexie was about two inches wide and the fabric mix was just lovely.
I overheard the guide telling someone that the next town over has seven different quilting groups alone, not to mention all the other groups they run from the centre. Maybe sewing has come back in a bigger way than I realised?!