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Thread: Taking the time to Thank this Board

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    Super Member Happy Tails's Avatar
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    I will try to make this as short as possible. I just simply have no words to express just how much this board has come to mean to me. The past 5 years of my life (I wouldn't dare go back any further LOL) have not been very happy years. I lost my father and then 3 weeks ago I lost my dear little mother, who lived with me and was also my best friend our whole lives. Needless to say, I really haven't done very much quilting. I do, however spend a lot of time on this site, learning, smiling, laughing right out loud, and crying - who ever knew we could cry for people we have never met, nor probably will we ever meet. One's pain, is everybodys pain and honest to God, you can't buy what we have here on this board.

    Back to the point of my story lol Unlike a lot of you on this board, quilting does not come natural for me, I struggle but for some reason, continue to love it, have a ton of fabric and lots of "stuff" Every time I come on this board, I learn things that have helped me so much. I struggle even more than normal with joining the binding at the ends.....I bought the Fons & Porter binding tool, but I must be stupid because I still struggled and probably took 1/2 hour just to attach the 2 ends.....One day I read a tut by Kitsie showing how to do it, with typed instructions plus pictures (which is what I need) well low and behold, I followed her tut word by word, picture by picture and now I can join my bindings in minutes!!!! Kitsie, you are freaken awesome and I cannot thank you enough. Since learning that method, I thought I'd show you some of my finished projects..I think it is so important for you people who take your precious time away from your quilting to type and take pics for tuts, really know just how much you are appreciated and haved so many of us on this board..This is the first time I posted pics, so I hope they work. THANK YOU BOARD from the bottom of my heart for always being here and just for being the wonderful people that you are...........Wendy (in Nova Scotia)
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    Super Member Grama Lehr's Avatar
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    You have truly made some awesome quilts! I love the scrappy one, what do you call that pattern? I have been saving scraps for years, that design is the coolest one that I have ever seen.
    P.S. Your puppies are so cute!!

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    Wendy: Both of these quilts are lovely! They don't look at all like you struggle with anything!

    I am sorry for your loss of your Dad and your Mom. Those times we get through, but we never really get over. You will be in my heart in the next days.

    Please show more of your work -- we all love to look!

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    Your quilts are lovely, wonderful work. So sorry to hear of your loss, but glad to hear that visits to the board are what the Dr ordered. I only joined recently but find that I spend more and more time, and I amaze my husband with the information I find, especially the non-quilting topics. This really is a great board, with a great bunch of people. I think that quilters are all kind-hearted people.
    Take care and visit often.

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    Senior Member Suzi's Avatar
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    Your quilts are just as pretty as pictures - I love the scrappy one best (maybe because I'm a scrappy quilter??) and am asking if you followed a pattern for it or just made it up as you went along. Very sorry for your loss - know that your Mom is looking down from above and still admiring your work!

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    wow, your quilts are beautiful.

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    Beautiful quilts.

    Sorry for your losses - just remember be like the rest of us and let this board be your means of support in times of need. There is always someone here to listen and lend a few kind words when needed.

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    Love your quilts. The scrappy one is beautiful. Love the wonkiness. I also enjoyed your comments. I also struggled with connecting bindings. I found the binding thing and love it.

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    Super Member Raggiemom's Avatar
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    Both quilts are very pretty, the first is just so cheerful. So sorry for the loss of your parents. My beloved grandparents died less than a year apart and I know (and sympathize) with what you're going through. Please keep sharing with us.

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    Super Member spartan quilter's Avatar
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    Gorgeous quilts, post more if you have them. Always love to see other's quilts and get ideas.

    Sorry about the loss of your parents. I still miss mine and they have been gone for years.

    I second your note about thanking everyone on this board, who do tutes. I have sewn for over 50 years and probably learned more in the past months from this board, than I can even imagine. Thanks to all of you.

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