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Thread: Help! I need advice.

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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    Do you have a lightweight travel machine to take to her place or keep upstair to work on rather than having her go down stairs
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    Super Member chuckbere15's Avatar
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    I was once extremely over weight, almost 400 pounds, and I have MS on top of it. I'm my opinion, be excited about teaching a new wanna be to quilt while addressing your concerns about her safety. She'll understand and not take it the wrong way. She'll be more comfortable in her own home, I was before I lost over 130 pounds.

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    Senior Member Honeynga's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eva Knight View Post
    A person has asked me to teach her how to quilt. That is not the problem. I'm way to much over weight, so I'm not being mean or any thing like that. This person weights about 650-700 lbs. Yes, that much. My worrie is how do I get her downstairs to my sewing room? She has a lot of mobility problems. It's to far to walk around to the bs-ment door and downhill-uphill so she can't go the didstance. The other thing is, what to have for her to sit on? It scares me to death to think of her trying to go down the stairs. 13 steps. What do I do?
    I think having your friend go to a LQS is a great suggestion.....HOWEVER, I live in neighboring Carrollton, GA, and don't know of a LQS in the Newnan area. Before I started quilting I knew of an awesome shop on the square in Newnan but think it is closed. Here in Carrollton we have a shop that would be fairly easy for her to navigate; close parking, no steps, etc.

    I think I would offer to go to her house; take your own sewing machine and supplies.

    Would like for you to PM me and perhaps we could meet up sometimes ! I go to Newnan to shop quite often and would love to meet with a fellow quilter........keeping in mind I used the term "quilter" loosely for myself...I've a newby but love it !
    Sincerely, Sandy

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    About 24 years ago, I took my first quilting class at the LQS - (before rotary cutters and mats). We learned by tracing templates and handsewing along the seam lines. Therefore, no sewing machine required and no need to even have her move out of her own home.
    jraff - quilter wannabee

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    Super Member ube quilting's Avatar
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    I had this very same problem with a private teacher. The first time she came to my house, broke two kitchen chairs and had to replace the toilet, it cracked. I phoned her before our next home class and told her I changed my mind about the tutoring. This was a private quilting teacher.

    She thought nothing of what she did to my home.

    I would suggest teaching her at her house. Pack up like you were going to a class and do it at her home.


    I now always meet people away from my home for the first introduction.
    no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

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