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Thread: Whew! What a year in quilting!

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    Whew! What a year in quilting!

    What a fast year. Last October, I became interested in quilting. I did a lot of research on the internet, bought magazines and joined this quilt group once I got started. What a godsend this group has been. Anyways, since then....after a period of procastination for fear of failing, I plunged into quilting and have not stopped yet.

    I have made 7 quilts from my own designs, plus a queen-size tee-shirt quilt for my granddaughter and a king-size butterfly quilt for our guest room. But best of all, someone heard through the grapevine that I was quilting and recommended me to a neighbor who wanted a "polo-shirt" quilt made for a gift for someone. So I am now officially "in the business of quilting".

    My husband has been soooo supportive, helping me take over 1/2 of our finished basement, setting up four long tables, but most importantly making them all even by building one up the sewing machine table and sinking my new Brother 1500 into it, so now I have a huge even workspace.

    I started out with 2 machines, a port Kenmore, console White. I purchased a Brother 1500 S with a big throat and of all my blessings, I was in Goodwill at the right time and was first in line to purchase a console Singer in mint condition from 1940 which will sew through anything. Best part of all was that it was $9.99. What a thrill. We took it home, polished it up and its perfect!

    I can't believe it....last year I could "hardly spell quilter and now, I are one". haha. Thanks for this group and advice through it. It has really helped me.

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    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
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    Wow the quilting bug bit you in a HUGE way! I hope to see these creations posted here. Isn't it amazing when the right hobby/passion finds its way to you.

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    Once it starts you can't stop

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    I know just how you feel! Quilting (2+ years) has given me a sense of accomplishment and purpose.
    Seems to be "a way of life" rather than a hobby! And I'm very glad my life has gone this way!

    Enjoy your day!
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    You have a wonderful story. Thank you so much for sharing. I am reqally impressed that you have made so many quilts in such a short time. Good for you! We are all waiting to see pictures.

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    You sound just like me. My first year I joined 7 block of the months at various quilt shops. I'm glad to hear your hubby is so supportive. I'd love to see the pics of your quilts. Glad to have you in the ranks of truly addicted quilters.
    Happy quilting to all of my new friends on the quilting board http://pastimesquiltdesign.blogspot.com

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    You truly have a gift! I've been quilting a couple years now and learning all the time! Your husband sounds like mine! Very supportive though he says it's like having another dependent ! Lol. He doesn't even complain when he has to pay! Let u's see your wonderful creations, maybe give me a design idea..

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    congratulations sounds like you are having fun
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    I will post pictures as soon as I can figure out how to do it. I have my pxs on my iPhone. I wonder if I can post from there. I will figure it out. I have been down in the sewing room in the basement so much that my husband is putting in a complete bathroom down there. Right now we just have shower. Hmmmmm, maybe he likes the peace and quiet and wants me to stay down there. hahah Pauline

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    Please post some pictures of your projects. Glad you're having fun.

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