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Thread: Sporadic quilter!

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    It seems that I am just like most of you. If I have something going on that disrupts my quilting, I can't get to sewing. I am a one tract person. I have my current quilt ready for the borders, and haven't done anything with it for a week. My DH has been sick and seems to "need" a lot of attention. On second thought, he doesn't need to be sick to need a lot of attention. lol I am going to the LQS to get the fabric for the borders today, so tonight I may finish it and be able to send it to the long arm quilter. Do you think joining a guild would help?
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    This is so me, I could have written this thread.

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    Yes, Susie, belonging to a guild helps me. A lot. We meet every month, so I try to make myself have something to "Show and Tell" each month. We are a very small club, but have a quilt show each year. That is a great motivator.
    I have 21 grandchildren and 11 children, and I thought I would never be able to make them all a quilt, so I didn't even try. Then one year I completed 7 quilts, some of them charity quilts, and I thought, "I can do this." This last Christmas, four family members picked out a quilt for themselves. Quilt a few have received quilts over the years, so I'm on a roll. I need some kind of motivation to get things done.
    Mavita - Square dancer and One Room School Teacher

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    Where were all of you when I was a kid?! My mother, God rest her soul, use to get so frustrated with me, a common exhortation was "can't you finish just one project before you start another"? Well things have not changed LO and I don't even pretend that I will even try. Project on
    Oh did I tell you I just attended the Gourd Festival in Casa Grande, AZ what talent I have been trying to figure out a way to incorporate fabric into this medium - I think i can, I think i can

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryQuilter View Post
    I'm a "Mood Quilter"--when I'm in the mood to quilt, I could quilt all day for several days at a time. When I'm not in the mood, it could be a couple of weeks before I do anything quilty. I'm in one of my non-quilty moods right now and wish I could get out of it, I have at least two quilts to finish by April.
    You've described me! That's why I'm spending way too much time on the board instead of in the sewing room. I'm blocked, pun intended. I can't decide on the design of a quilt for a friend, and since I want it to be a surprise 'thank you' quilt, I can't ask him what he wants. Dh is trying to be helpful, but he just says 'I like that' every time I show him an idea. Sign.

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    I'm a sporadic quilter, too, but for a different reason; some days I don't feel like quilting because my arthritis and my back keep me tied up in knots. When I feel good, I quilt up a storm. (I'm 77). Hope to finish the few things on my bucket list while I can still hand quilt.

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    I am also sporadic in that way, but try to keep the number of UFO's down. I sometimes make myself do at least 5 minutes work on a UFO before working on what I really want to work on. If I'm lucky, the five minutes turns into much longer, and once I get close to having a project finished, I get excited about it again. Then it's the quilt I really want to work on and I can get it done.

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    i am quilty also i have to have that pattern or that fabric guess i am addicted

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    Love this! I can relate.

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    I can relate to this! Keeping a few UFO's and WIP's in different stages helps me, but sometimes I just gotta do something new!
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