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Thread: Has quilting made you more or less of a loner?

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    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
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    I was just responding to another posted topic about how much is too much stash. My sister died in 2001 with a 5 bedroom house as well as storage facilities filled with anything relating to quilting. Her "when I retire I will open a quilt shop" never happened as she lost her battle with colon cancer. This was pre-internet times & quilting became such an obsession that all she did was quilt & work. She became isolated from any local friends. I don't know if this would still be true if she had gotten involved with the internet connections we have today. I have met & helped so many quilters as I send her 2,500 quilt books all over the world. Sites like this QB are a blessing for the many people like my sister who do not get out & about.

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    Am sorry for your loss; I think you meant to type loner.

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    I'm sorry to hear about your sister. I think these days, especially with the internet it's a great way to connect with others. I joined this board a few weeks ago and have already met some really nice people here and joined them for a RL meet up!

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    So sorry about your sister.
    Yes, I've become a loner more so since becoming a quilter.
    It is addicting and lately it is all I want to do besides hang out on the quilting board.

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    I'm also sorry for the loss of your sister. I find that quilting brings me into the world, rather than keeping me from it. I belong to two guilds, most of my friends in this state are quilters, I meet many people from the board because of my posts and pattern sales, I go to quilt shows - it's amazing how much of my life at this particular time revolves around quilting. I realize that quilting can be a solitary hobby, but for me it's an opportunity to meet new people.

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    Sorry about the loss of your sister.

    I have always been somewhat of a loner, but I have met many nice people here on the QB that I hope to meet one day soon.

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    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
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    Thanks for the heads up on my spelling error.

    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    Am sorry for your loss; I think you meant to type loner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvstitches
    So sorry about your sister.
    Yes, I've become a loner more so since becoming a quilter.
    It is addicting and lately it is all I want to do besides hang out on the quilting board.
    Me too. My husband sits in front of the TV and I sit here. Keep seeing more quilts I want to make. Need to use material I have. I have a neighbor who wants to sell hers for $2 yd. Should I buy it? I'm on a very fixed budget so even that may be a stretch.

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    I was a bit of a loner before hand. Internet wasn't a big deal for me. Since joining the QB I have met other members. I have many friends now. I chat not only on the board but also on the phone. I think becoming a quilter has brought me out of my shell. Even my DH says he has noticed a difference in my social skills, a big improvement. I'm very sorry for the loss of your sister. Blessings and hugs!!!

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    I was always been pretty much a loner, partly because I was always so busy. I am still quite busy, but part of that busy is being a member of an active quilt guild. At this point I think quilting has reduced my alone time substantially and provided me with some great friends.

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