Are you looking for new quilting buddies online? Online groups are a great way to socialize and learn about your favorite hobby! There are many online quilting groups that communicate via forums, chat boards and other social networking sites. Before you join, “lurk” a little bit, read through lots of posts or “threads”, and follow a few conversations to get a feel for the attitude and friendliness of the current participants, and to make sure that the group is a good fit for you topically and in general. You can learn a lot about a group by how they treat other new members, as well as how they respond to beginner level questions. If it all looks good, click “Join” and don’t forget to introduce yourself to the group, and put some information about yourself on your profile page!