Congratulations Pokey! It was so fun to read about what inspires you all as quilters.
My inspiration is looking at antique quilts and trying to reproduce them with today's fabrics. I started quilting in 1976 after I saw Jinny Beyer's Radiant Star Quilt. There were no books and patterns on quiltmaking at that time so I learned from reading magazines and cutting out squares. Now we have such a wealth of information from books, patterns, and quilt shows! I'm happy to be a quilter now with all these resources, rather than back in 1976!