I am so thankful I live in an area with not one but three quilt guilds. That says to me that quilting as an art is alive and well, despite what you see in the media. They get no attention in this day and age of sensationalism and hype.
I was encouraged to make an angel hug, a 24 x 24 inch quilt to be donated to a local hospital. The first of many! I've also been working on my daughter's quilt, and she's helping me.