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Thread: Desperate to find a quilter that lives near me.

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    Senior Member BrandyMcCoy's Avatar
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    I live in NewBaltimore Mi. I am 32 years old and do not have a single person besides my sisters and my mom, that I could consider a great friend. I do not have anything in common with the woman around here at all....NOTHING....I'm a stay at home mom with four kids...my idea of fun is sitting at home and quilting of corse...or going to the fabric store.lol. the other women around here like to go bar hopping and I do not. They have invited me and insist I must go, and that I'm crazy to be the age I am and not want to go out to the bar. These are the woman my age around here. So as for the older women who I might have something in common with, they take one look at me and I look alot younger than I am, and think I'm a teen mom or something, and don't wish to talk to me. I've been dealing with this for as long as I can without getting depressed,but now it's really getting to me.

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    not sure how far away you are from me, Iam close to South Bend IN. I am kinda in the same boat. I wish I had someone close to me, we moved here a year ago and havent found anyone who sews close by.

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    Senior Member BrandyMcCoy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrie Jo
    not sure how far away you are from me, Iam close to South Bend IN. I am kinda in the same boat. I wish I had someone close to me, we moved here a year ago and havent found anyone who sews close by.
    Thats when I moved here, a year ago. Your pretty far from me though...lol

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    I dont live near you but when I googled quilt guilds in your area, I found Hands of Friendship.

    Sometimes one contact will lead to lots of other contact information. I would try to email and phone the contact given and call all the fabric stores in a 30 mile radius for info on any group get togethers. Keep asking about local individuals or guilt bees you can talk to. We quilters are a friendly bunch and would love to help.

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    yep,,,, same here in west central Minnesota......

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    Is there a Extension group or garden club in your area? I married an only child and moved far from home. Everyone seemed to have social groups and women my age were school buddies or had extended family ties. I was introduced to the WVa Extension Homemakers' Club and later Garden Club. These ladies were retired but active women and became like grandmothers to my boys. I felt right at home with them and now I'm their age and I still miss them like family. I hope you find friends soon.
    One thought is to find out if there is a group sewing/quilting for charity. Seems they would welcome help. Church was/is a place to make connections. Good luck.

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    Brandy do you have a quilt guild near you? Ask at the local quilt shop or any fabric store and they could tell you if there is one. Also you might consider going to a church if you don't already. Maybe you could meet some others with the same interests as you. Don't get depressed. You have 4 beautiful kids to occupy your time. Maybe you could do some simple quilting crafts with them. Never to early to start them sewing. I am teaching a young gal at church to quilt. She's 28 and is the same age as my youngest son. She did a 10 min block quilt and donated it to Relay for Life to raise money for cancer. Good luck and I do hope you find someone to sew with. I am sure you need some "ME" time away from the kids. Or you could maybe volunteer at the school where your kids go and maybe meet some of the other Mom's there. Happy Stitchin' crafty_linda_b sadly I am too far away from you to sew with you..

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    Same here for me too. But we have this wonderful board to go for support! :)

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    http://www.macombcountyquiltguild.org/meetings.html

    Looks like it is around 12 miles from New Baltimore to Mt. Clemons and it meets once a month. They should be able to give you a whole lot of info on what is available locally. Maybe there is an open bee you can join that is closer or a smaller group that meets closer.

    give them a call.

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    Hey, wished you lived closer. I wasn't into bar hopping when I was 32. I had my first child at 29 and second at 34. I have better things to do. I don't have a huge circle of friends. Just about 6 close friends. (met at 1 at work, 2 at college, 2 through my husband (his friends' wives, 1 neighbor)

    Are your kids in a playgroup with some nice parents? Do you go to church? the local gym? quilt guild? All good places to meet people to hang out with. There's also a "mother's group" in my town where some of my neighbors have made friends (the one thing I found funny is that they tend to snub working moms like me. LOL)

    Remember that how you choose to spend your free time is healthier for you and your kids and in the long run, much better.

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