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Thread: Who is your first " quilting mentor"?

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    Super Member C.Cal Quilt Girl's Avatar
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    Mom... and other wonderful assorted Grand's and neighbors!!

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    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
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    My mom only made two quilts. One for DD and one for my sisters son. All my kids slept under that quilt. It was retired to my youngest closet because it was going to pieces. One day my DGD wanted a blanket to curl up under. DD said pick any of them from the closet. There was a huge stack of fleece blankets but she immediately went for the quilt. I decided to try making her one. And then another. And then one for each of my kids. And then I was hooked. I wish my mom was still here to mentor me.

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    Junior Member weatheread's Avatar
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    My Grandmother who said to always stitch with love to make it last forever

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    Super Member wvdek's Avatar
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    A million dollar view!
    I watched my Grams and her ladies quilting guild every Tuesday at school. They used the school basement for their quilting, sometimes pieced by machine and other times by hand, but alway's quilted by hand. Those ladies made 30 - 40 quilts a year. My mom did not quilt, but sewed as did my DS.

    My real quilt mentor was and still is my ex-boss. She is a great teacher and quilter.

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    I can't really say I have a quilting mentor. I just kinda figure it out as I go with a lot of help from the Alex Anderson's Simple Quilts show and reading this board. Mistakes make the best teachers. :)

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    Super Member ginnie6's Avatar
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    don't have one. No one (alive) that I know quilts. When I started I just jumped in head first with hand applique. I did take an online class after that to learn more but no one guides me. I come here for questions and inspiration now. I've been quilting just over a year so still consider myself a newbie. If the boys are okay for me to leave them Saturday I found another guild that meets then and I'd like to try them out. The other guild here is so big I just never went back.

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    My EX MIL! I still miss her, LOL, not the ex though. Shewas as thrifty as they, had lived in Milwaukee, as a child during the depression, so she saved EVERY scrap.
    She taught me to garden, make jelly and jam, can, quilt, save money........
    We made quilts for each one of my kids with her scraps!

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    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
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    I always sewed my own clothing as a teenager, but got away from sewing after many years of teaching. My sister got me into quilting when I retired from teaching in 1996. She would provide me with video's, books, etc. & I in turn would go to the fabric shop sales for her. When I finished each quilt, I would have to mail it to her & she would hang it where she worked to show it off.

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    She was probably the strongest in character, hard working, loving, caring, down to earth, level headed woman I've ever known and yes, my life was blessed by having her for a mother. Doubly blessed by having an equally wonderful father.
    They were truly a matched set in the things that mattered, total opposites in looks. Mom had natural platinum blond hair (it finally started to darken after the twins were born) and light blue eyes, Dad had almost black hair with hazel eyes. She was statuesque --almost 6' tall. He was the same height with broad shoulders and narrow hips. They made a striking pair--she with an angular unique subtle beauty and him drop dead, spin your head around, handsome. But their greatest asset was their love for God, each other and their 6 kids.[/quote]

    Rapture, that is a lovely truibute to your parents.

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