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Thread: Deepest Apologies

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    I've been very fortunate to personally meet several quilters from online sources. A couple have been from other countries when they have been traveling here in the US. Others I've met up with at mutually convenient LQS's. Maybe the other person just needs some more time to be comfortable with meeting up with an online acquaintance? I would probably be hesitant to meet up personally with a 'general' online acquaintance but never a fellow quilter as long as it was in a very public location. On the odd occasion when I've done craigslist or freecycle exchanges I will only do pickups in very public locations and will always offer public locations when selling/giving as well. We all just need to be as safe as possible. Then again, as someone else suggested, that person may have other issues that is preventing them from doing a personal meet up. Just keep up the chatting and maybe it will come to pass.

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    I would love to met someone in person! It would probably be at an inexpensive restaurant so one of us could run away if the other is weird

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    I have been fortunate with meeting internet quilters. We have met at a restaurant or quilt shop. Here in my town, we met and then started a sewing group at the local senior center. I never knew these ladies before meeting them in a yahoo group. Now we are best friends.

    I have been to a meet and greet of quiltingboard members in Lansing and met some wonderful ladies too. We met at a quilt shop. The owner gave a demo in the classroom. One lady brought snacks. Then to a nearby restaurant for lunch and show and tell. Was a fun day.

    I met other QB members in Florida the same way. Now I sew with them occasionally in the winter.

    Hang in there. Good friends can come from strangers met on QB.
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    I have had only good experiences with contact/meeting other QB members, some not where I live, but where I visit. I am open to new experiences, and the public place idea is very good.

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    I have met a member here and we see each other occasionally. I am a bit shy of strangers myself but am willing to meet new folks. A lot of my problem with this is anxiety. Will they like me? Will they be better than me and on and on.
    A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway.

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    I've met many online quilters and have had no bad experiences.

    First you need to meet at a quilt shop, quilt show, restaurant where you can leave if uncomfortable and aren't commited to spending the day together. Good idea to come with someone else, even your DH can do something else for awhile after you meet each other at prearraned place. One gal turned out to live a few miles from me and we've become great friends. A group of us from Alex Anderson's old message board met at the Lancaster show for years, group is bigger some years and smaller others but we all keep in touch and share quilting and friendship. Earlier this year I met with a gal from this message board at a local quilt shop, another quilting friend came too and after checking out the shop we all had a good time getting to know each other over coffee at a Dunkin Donuts in the same shopping center.

    Maybe you can suggest to her to meet at a shop or diner and each bring something to Show and Tell, a project you are working on or photos of quilts you have made could serve as good way to begin talking. May in Jersey
    Last edited by May in Jersey; 11-15-2012 at 05:50 AM.

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    I would be the person that didn't want to meet. Not that I'm afraid of on-line quilters; I'm just not comfortable around people. I can chat on-line, trade, swap, etc., but cannot "get together". It's just me. Please don't take it personal that the person doesn't want to meet you--some of us are not "people persons". You sound like you would be easy to be around so I agree with the others--go to a LQS or guild and join in. Good luck.
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    I know I would like to meet other online quilters but my DH would not be comfortable with it. So, I respect his wishes.

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    I am not a people person, so much of a loner. I'm not big into meeting others, just how I am. I can strike up a conversation with others and join in a conversation. I like to be unknown. I use to switch banks when the tellers knew me and called me by my name. I have gotten over that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN View Post
    I would be the person that didn't want to meet. Not that I'm afraid of on-line quilters; I'm just not comfortable around people. I can chat on-line, trade, swap, etc., but cannot "get together". It's just me. Please don't take it personal that the person doesn't want to meet you--some of us are not "people persons". You sound like you would be easy to be around so I agree with the others--go to a LQS or guild and join in. Good luck.
    Thanks for speaking for the other side. Some people are more private and less outgoing than others. Some people do not know a stranger.
    "Only those who know enough is enough can ever have enough." Lao Tzu

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