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Thread: For fun: What do you call yourself?

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    For fun: What do you call yourself?

    I read a lot of blogs and articles on line. I find the way people refer to themselves and their skills/hobby interesting and sometimes amusing. So, what are you? A quilter, a tailor, seamstress, hobby sewer, etc...

    I refuse to be called a quilter or a sewist. I sew everything, not just quilts and frankly, quilts are the least fun to sew but they are the best received gifts. The term "sewist" isn't even recognized in dictionaries and just drives me nuts.

    So, I am pretty much a seamstress. I can and do sew most anything from upholstery to wedding gowns.

    How about you?

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    I call myself a quilter. In the past I made many garments for myself, my husband, my children but I just don't enjoy that type of sewing any more. I find the quilting much more creative. I do some home dec sewing, but not much of that anymore either.

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    I am mainly a quilter. I do not sew clothing although I DO want
    to try and make some jammie pants for my daughters someday.

    So I guess that I refer to myself as a quilter or hobbyist as I do
    dabble a little bit in various little hobbies (like pincushions).

    I like shocking people when I tell them I am a quilter, because I am
    only 48 and some people think you have to be "old grannies" in order
    to be a quilter.
    Even the men I work with are comfortable talking to me now about
    my new projects and machine embroidery.

    I even make the men and their families little things from time to time.
    Louise - I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world . Also collect homemade pincushions, and sewing/quilting themed fabrics.

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    I am a sewer, for me the term quilter means an old fashioned term of 'hand quilting'....Since I do absoluty everything on my 'sewing machine' I am a sewer/FM quilter.....also a mother and grandmother.....
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

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    Me? I am a person, mother, sister, aunt, etc. etc. I do not define myself by what I do but by the relationships I have with people. Probaly too serious for the question!

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    I have many hobbies - quilting, sewing, pottery, crochet, knitting, stained glass, gardening. I sometimes do them all and sometimes I focus on one of them. For me labels are not important since neither of my hobbies is my profession, not yet anyways. I plan on selling my crafts eventually, and since I will be selling a mix I will probably be called an artist, artisan or crafter by most of the people. Some people call me (behind my back) makes-everything-by-hand-and-refuses-to-buy-mass-produced-stuff woman and although meant as a derogatory I am quite proud of it. Today I am a quilter, but tomorrow I will definitely be a potter because my wheel is calling me and I have an urge to make some nice muggs. My kids were on a breaking spree lately so I am reduced to a hodge podge of mugs that do not match. All the best and happy sewing from Tashana - quilter-potter-knitter-crocheter-gardener-crafter-happy-creative-person
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    i think alot of people started using anything other than sewer because sewer could also mean those large tubes underground that collect rain water and unmentionables. so, with the written word, sewer can also mean someone who sews. it all depends on the context on how the word is pronounced. that said, i have no idea what to call myself except one who sews, but that just sounds silly.

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    Before retiring...on disability, iwas a seamstress and casket embroider. I usually did three or four jobs at a time.
    i was also in sales for 25 yrs selling jewelry.
    Soooooo, i still dont have an aswer.
    Ut, I still wont do alterations or hemming (only for myself).

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    I am a quilt guild member. That says it all. We volunteer, teach, share, and make quilts, plan retreats, have fabric shopping trips and hold quilt shows. I like sewist better than sewer. I don't mind if it is not in any dictionary.
    Got fabric?

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    I am a Grandmother! according to my grands I can, and do everything! LOL I do all kinds of sewing, quilts, cloths, leather (chaps, tack repair, ect.) beading, painting, ceramics, furnature restoration, knitting, crochett, embrodie, tating, you name it I have either tryed it, it's on my to do list, or will go on my todo list. LOL

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