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Thread: What does quilting mean to you?

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    skippitydodahquilts's Avatar
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    Is it a form of art, a craft, or a hobby for you? I want to know what you guys and gals think!

    For me, it's a hobby that i want to perfect and make it into a work of art. It allows me to express myself in a way that I wouldn't be able to do otherwise. I can play with color and designs and it just makes me happy :).

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    Quote Originally Posted by skippitydodahquilts
    Is it a form of art, a craft, or a hobby for you? I want to know what you guys and gals think!

    For me, it's a hobby that i want to perfect and make it into a work of art. It allows me to express myself in a way that I wouldn't be able to do otherwise. I can play with color and designs and it just makes me happy :).
    Ditto Girlfriend!!! I just love to create and succeed!!!
    Learning new techniques...always a blast!

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    for me its an art and my only source of income.

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    It's art when you create something from nothing. The big plus for me,it's my therapy. It helps me control my blood pressure. So it's win win.

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    It's my passion. The cares of the world go out the window when I get to my machine and fabrics:)

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    It is my escape. From work, the television, the telephone.. the world outside.

    When I am hunting for the perfect fabric, pattern, design, etc..... then planning and cutting..... the sewing it back together... the whole process is an escape to peace and quiet, a chance to be creative and unique.

    A sense of accomplishment and wonderment when finished.

    A feeling of joy when presented to a loved one as a gift or a charity for the needy.

    Contentment when covered and warmed by something I made myself.

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    It's almost an obsession for me! It does allow my creative juices to flow so I would say it's an art form. I wouldn't call it a hobby because I never stick with hobbies but once quilting gets in your blood you are almost hook for life.

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    Art, passion, obsession. Stress relief. I even have a physical response to fabric I love - it literally jumps out and says, "take me home".

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    I am loving these responses! You all are so inspiring :).

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    I am a new quilter. I think it is a way for me to stay connected to my mom and my grandma. They are both quilters - so it is in my blood. I love everything about fabric. I enjoy creating something for people I love.

    My grandkids and I had a picnic today on my first quilt. I can't explain the awesome feeling I had.

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