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Thread: I think my DH wants to quilt with me!

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    That is great, every once in a while DH sits down next to me and asks me all sorts of questions. He has learned how to thread the machine and embroider, which he finds fustrating he wants 6 to 8 colors threaded at once and let the machine go. :shock: That machine is $10,000 but I heard him the other day saying were going to get one. :shock: But anyhow I have a feeling soon enough he'll be pulling out my first machine and joining me in no time. You just have to love it. I think the more we do together the closer a couple is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    Hi Sandy,

    I think it's GREAT that your husband wants to share the hobby with you! My wife and I share the sewing one and I really enjoy the times that we're both in the room working on projects. We can bump into each other sometimes ("Hey, you moved my stuff!" :) ) , but we do fine. It's also fun to be able to go places together with a shared interest in mind, like a few months ago we went on an overnight trip to Mountain View, AR to visit the local quilting stores there and enjoy the town. It was a lot of fun.

    And I don't think I have used anything from the garage on my quilts, YET! :shock: But I guess there's always a first time. :D
    Hi Eddie,

    I hope the house we're moving to has a large enough second floor (it's basically all one room) for both of us to set up sewing areas. Paul really seems to be enthused.

    We're overdue for a vacation; I'd love if we could go to Paducah, KY, not during the convention, but just to visit the quilt museum and quilting stores and enjoy the town. I think the annual convention would be a bit too much for Paul. We're in Ohio, so it's not too far away. I just checked and it's about 500 miles, so about a day's drive to get there with stops. Sounds doable and it would be a nice trip. Of course, we'd have to take lots of extra $$$ to buy fabric at Hancocks. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommaB
    Sandy,

    I'm not looking for a machine and go for fabric as though I have blinders on, so I can't say as though I remember seeing any machines at Miller's :lol: :lol: But they are so friendly, just ask and they'll tell you who does! Their prices aren't cheap, but they do have alot of sale stuff downstairs. Lucky you to have a hubby that shares your interest!!
    I just checked and it's Chestnut Ridge Sewing that carries Berninas. It's on Rt. 39 about halfway between Berlin and Walnut Creek. I checked on MapQuest and it's 28 miles from where we live. I was curious because their classes are reasonably priced, much more so than at the JoAnns that's about 22 (roughly) miles from here. According to the Chestnut Ridge website, you can also use their machines and classroom for your own use when they aren't holding classes. They also carry fabric, but the website doesn't indicate how large their fabric selection is. Time for another trip! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    My family has Amish friends who live in Charm and I haven't seen them for years. You made me lonesome to see them. Enjoy your hobby with your DH. Life is good!
    Paul may know them! As we drive through the area, Paul keeps up a running commentary: "There's where Levi's brother lives, there's where one of Sarah's sisters lives, there's where one of Sarah's other sisters lives, that's the farm where they had church and I was the only driver who could get up the ice-covered drive, there's where Levi H.'s daughter moved after she got married, there's where Esther's cousins live, there's the bike shop where they all buy their bikes, there's the bulk store that Hannah likes to shop at, there's the bulk store that Esther likes to shop at, etc., etc., etc.!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knot Sew
    there are many gifted quilters here and yes there are many men Eddie, Khan is another , Henry, Zeke, and the star man board name isewman...his are perfect..A lot of ladies have husbands who pull up a chair and hand quilt....Steve was a engineer he did great Hawaian quilts :D look way back at pictures there have been a lot look them up and bookmark our greats so you can show him
    When I first found this site I started looking at pictures from the beginning. I try to keep track of the page I stop on each time, but I think I forgot to write it down last time. (I'll have to start bookmarking it so I don't miss any pics.) I remember seeing a few men who posted pics often, but who don't seem to be on here anymore. I'll have to go back and see who they were. Good idea about bookmarking; I'll start doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah
    My brother (who can do anything, fiqure out anything,and knows a little about most everything) decided to make a quilt, just so he could see what it is all about. It was a complicated pattern and king size and it was beautiful. My sister-in-law, who is a fabulous quilter, put it in their quilt show and it received so many compliments. He hasn't made another yet, but he is handy to have around when she needs to figure something out or to fix the Featherweights, if they need an adjustment. She just bought a long arm machine and he took the classes, too. He is quite the guy.
    Your brother sounds like my hubby. They're very handy people to have around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Oh boy looks like I have done it now!!!! :lol: I am glad that he can get some ideas from my shop and if he needs help in figuring out the logistics or anything just let me know.

    I went out and picked up a few more machines the newest being a 1890 New Home head and cabinet. Of course I will have to go through the whole machine, because its decals are all worn off there is no collector value anymore. But I will be able to repaint and re decal it myself and use it for my shop.

    From what I am hearing he is starting to get the bug so get ready for a wave of machines to start following him home. And the next thing is he will want to use them so quilting is next. :mrgreen:

    Billy
    Billy,

    I couldn't think of your name when I posted about you. Duh, I'll remember it now; my brother's name is Bill.

    Yes, he is definitely getting the bug. He hasn't been hauling Amish for a bit; I hope he gets back to doing that because he'll be more apt to run across good deals on treadles or other vintage machines.

    I haven't had the chance to show him your recent posts about cleaning the old treadle someone bought (can't remember who without looking). I did tell him you said not to use WD-40; you should have seen the guilty look on his face! Hmmm...maybe I'd better show him that post soon. :lol:

    He really liked the way you built in the treadle so as to have a nice area to lay out a quilt. He was very impressed with your studio. Now if he can figure out how to get ALL the grease out of his hands when he goes from the garage to the sewing room without leaving little black spots on everything... :(

    Sandy

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    Quote Originally Posted by richbrote
    Every man should learn to quilt. I have quilted for over 5 yrs now and enjoy every minute of it. I have attached 3 pics of my latest creation. I do the piecing and assembly, then take it to my quilterman and he sandwiches it and does a beautiful job with his set and walk away computerized quilting machine. Quilting is a wonderful way to revieve stress, and a fantastic way to communicate(talk) with your spouse.
    What a beautiful quilt! So your long arm quilter is a man? We'll see how well quilting together relieves stress when I'm doing my perfectionist thing and Paul's doing his "done is better than perfect" thing. :lol: I'm just kidding, I think it will improve communication and relieve stress and will hopefully be a lot of fun. (Although this is bringing back memories of when we wallpapered a room together...a room with no straight lines...a room with walls that angled up to the ceiling...a room in which we wallpapered the ceiling, too... A room in which I did my perfectionist thing and Paul did his "done is better than perfect" thing. A room that was thankfully small... Oh boy, I'm not sure this quilting together thing is going to work. :shock: )

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