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Thread: Some men are uninformed regarding quilting

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    Super Member quiltingshorttimer's Avatar
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    My DH is very supportive--he's a writer and understands the passion needed to create and the work involved--and as far as my long arm quilting--he often will ask to see the back too if I've used threads that contrast with the backing so he can see the design better. I recently participated in a Guild challenge of mystery batiks and struggled with the creating--colors just didn't speak to me--and ended up with a pictorial quilt and we both liked the back better!
    My BIL is of the "isn't quilted unless handquilted" camp but my Sis is gradually exposing him to greater variety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Jane View Post
    Not just men, we have all seen women who don't understand why we can't whip up a quilt by the weekend.
    I have heard women say "Oh, it shouldn't take you any time at all to whip that up" while we are looking at a massive and intricate quilt. I just roll my eyes and hope they don't make noise if they hit the floor.

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    Senior Member Feather3's Avatar
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    I'm sure you'd all wish you had my husband. Due to several health issues, which have left me with balance issues, my husband takes me shopping, helps me look for items, helps pick out fabrics, helps me match colors, suggests I need this or that, he even suggested I buy a long arm (no room for one, so I passed). He will even go alone to JoAnn's or a quilt shop to pick up something I need. He LOVES anything I sew & raves about my talents. He helps me figure yardage required, helps cut it out, rip it out if necessary, square a quilt during piecing, sandwich, etc. I also do garment sewing & have to laugh when he needs something fixed or altered & says....can't you just throw a stitch in it??...ummm no & hand him the seam ripper. On the flip side I help him with house repairs, auto repairs, etc....even if it's only holding the flashlight or handing him tools. We work together.

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    Senior Member donac's Avatar
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    My dh is great. He listens when I talk about quilting. We went to Paducha many years ago and went to the quilt museum. I told him about that it was the first year that a machine quilted quilt won Best of Show. While I was looking around he was talking about this to several people.

    A couple of years ago he spent a couple of weeks looking up quilt shops in the area and going into several to buy me Christmas presents and gift cards.

    We went on our first cruise to Alaska last year with some people from my quilt shop and while we were at sea we quilted. At each stop we went into a quilt shop. He didn't say a word about the amount of fabric that I brought home. He even picked out some pillowcases in one shop.

    Now if he is with me when I go to my quilt shop he has to come in to say hello to the owners or else they accuse him of being stuck up.

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    Senior Member germanquilter's Avatar
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    I am also blessed with a very supportive husband. When he was away to PA this fall (we are in AZ), he called on a Saturday to tell me that he was going to Lancaster County to explore. I asked him to get me a fabric license plate should he come upon a quilt shop. He took it to the next level and shop hopped through 5 different quilt shops! I got a license plate from each shop, their row by row patterns, some row by row fabric and he even met Deb Tucker at one of the shops. He chatted up all the ladies in the quilt shops and came home with lots of stories

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