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Thread: Fabri-holics Anonymous

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    lizcake's Avatar
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    Hi. My name is Liz. (Hi Liz.) I have been quilting for almost 10 years, but will admit to having stopped quilting after a move five years ago. I recently began quilting again after making a patchwork-designed textures and patterns blanket for a baby I work with to play on. In the last 5 months, I have pulled out all my supplies and taken over an entire room in my new house to claim as a craft room.

    Not only have I done all that, I have also been visiting quilting shops and various craft blogs for new ideas. I can't seem to stop! I have become addicted to I-Spy, and have since joined 4 swaps in two months. Not to mention the block swap I am also participating in.

    If admitting I have a problem is the first step, then I am on the way. The way to where, I still haven't figured out! And I'm not so sure I want to change, either! I love what I'm doing!

    If there were such a thing as FA, what would the 12 Steps be? (and does your guild/quilt group count as an FA group, a sponsor, or contributors?)

    1. Learn to complete a project before buying materials for a new one.
    2. Learn to make do with the scraps and selection already in your stash.
    3. Learn to not be caught up in the mania of every new theme and idea seen in magazines, websites, and others' blogs.

    Need some ideas to complete the steps. Anybody else feel like we ought to focus on this poorly represented population group?

    ;-)

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    Heck no--I don't want to focus on it cuz I wouldn't be able to buy any new fabric! Besides, it would read like my husband wrote it! LOL

    One rule could be that if you have to hide the fabric from the spouse when you bring it in the house, you have too big of a stash! (or a cheap spouse)

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    Welcome,waving from Indiana, USA

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    Hi and welcome to the QB. I too am an addict but I am not looking for a cure infact I like my enabler very much but I won't give her name.

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    Lizcake if I can stop laughing long enough here is what I THINK the first 2 steps should be:
    1. Admitted we were powerless over fabric and our lives had
    become unmanageable.
    2.Believed that a power greater than fabric could restore us to sanity.

    Okay that's all for now. :D:D:D

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    Fabric MAKES me sane 8-)

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. Glad to have you here. There is no cure for me. My adult children live with me and encourage me to visit the fabric store often. If I don't go often enough they get me a gift card to entice me to go. What can I do????? I usually just give in. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by geckogirl
    Fabric MAKES me sane 8-)
    Ditto.

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    Hi welcome from Kentucky. I love my fabric addiction,it is contagious my dd now suffers from this addiction also.

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    Hi and Welcome!
    I noticed my ID name (well, it's one letter short) in the title of this thread so I had to jump in.
    I too have the sickness of buying, feeling, hunting for fabric. Even if I don't need any more. But what a fun sickness.
    This is a great board. You'll love it.

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