Just like how you write cute little notes to your loved one to show them how much they mean to you, you have to let the world know about what it is you like to do. A lot of people have eccentric hobbies that they rather keep to themselves because they’re afraid of what other people might think of them but that kind of defeats the purpose of being passionate about something; if you like something that much, don’t be afraid to show it!
A great way of projecting your interests is to wear something related to it. You know how you see people wearing black shirts with the logos of their favourite metal bands on them? These people know full well that their choice of music might be seen as violent and explicit to certain sensitive people but do they care? No, they don’t because it’s something they’re passionate about and they’re proud enough to wear it. This way, they get to feel great about what they like and at the same time they get to identify and meet others with similar interests.
Similarly, if quilting is something you’re passionate about, why be afraid to wear it? If you’re thinking something along the lines of “But if I go out wearing my favorite quilting shirt, people will make fun of me for having a boring hobby”, then you need to ask yourself why this affects you so much. If your hobby isn’t boring to you, no one else gets to tell you that it is either. Be bold and step out there wearing that funny quilting shirt you have because you like it, what everyone else thinks just doesn’t matter. Who knows, you might just meet someone who likes quilting as much as you do because of it.