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Thread: None existent British quilting

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    I live in the UK and i simply love my quilting i did visit NY USA quiet a lot and during this period some one taught me the basic quilting skills and from then on i am quilt mad but over here England people do not seem interesting in quilting and fabric shops are so rare that i am glad of Ebay for fabric buying and the charity shops for scrappy fabrics, Since i have joined this forum i have found my dream people who are actually interested in quilting and sharing info on different patterns whilst still in the UK no one seems to care it makes me so damn mad.
    As i live in the rural area of England there are no quilting classes or quilt groups nothing so i am totally alone in my quilting which makes me kinda sad in a way

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    Aww, Bev, you need to recruit some friends. Make a wall hanging and see if you can display it in a public place, like a bank. I bet you would have quilting buddies coming out of your ears!

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    Definately or maybe display something in your local library and let them show a couple of books you might have! Ya never know, you might start a trend!

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    Bev, you have friends here. Pam is right - if there isn't a quilting group, try and start one.

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    Good idea Pam......... got to let people see just what quilting is and how wonderful it can be.

    Bev remember you are never along you have got all of us here any time you want with just the click of a button.

    Keep quilting and make beutiful memories....... please post pictures of you quilts we would love to see them.

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    i'm wondering and pondering.

    i used to think quilting was uniquely American. once i joined the board i was amazed (and pleased) to discover that it's an international obsession.

    is it possible your friends don't feel a "connection" to quilts as part of their history or heritage? is it "not English enough"? (i don't mean that as a criticism. only to wonder if there's a reason they don't see the point, or feel the pull like we do?)

    can you show them otherwise? find a way to connect quilting to your unique community?

    do my questions even make sense outside my little corner of the universe?

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    Thank you for your lovely kind replies as i live in a small village in the middle of the rural countryside it is difficult to show my quilts in shops etc as we have one Butchers one very tiny village shop if i was not so shy i would try and start a quilting group but that takes a lot of courage for me lol..
    Believe me since i have joined this quilting forum i smile every time i come on here because there are so many beautiful quilts and excellent info plus to top that so many very very very friendly people and this i Cherise.

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    Sorry you feel alone.. but you have us and we welcome you with open arms!

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    We'll be your friends.

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    Welcome to our group, Bev!

    Do many people in the UK sew, at all? Or is that a dying art?

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