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Thread: Another Hoosier Quilter

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    Another Hoosier Quilter

    Hi everyone- I have been quilting for 13 years. I recently lost my best friend, quilting side kick, and Mother in September and I haven't been able to sew a stitch since. Now I have double the projects and cant get motivated. I am a Mother of a teenage daughter who has no interest in quilting. So I'm on my own now. Before my Mother passed she wanted to make a baby quilt for each of her grown-up Grandchildren, so when they have a baby she would have something for each of them from her. We managed to totally finish 3 and 1 is waiting to be quilted. I have 3 more to make plus all the other baby quilts she picked out. Basically she had 7 Grandchildren and bought enough fabric and patterns to make a dozen quilts! A typical quilter! I hope I can find some inspriation by talking with other quilters.

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    Hello Jane1141!
    Welcome from Minnesota...and another Jane!
    I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. (((hugs to you)))
    You really need to dive into those projects...it will be hard at first, but then you will find comfort in doing so.
    I'm sure your mother would want you to continue quilting.
    You will find lots and lots of inspiration here! I am so glad you've joined us!

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Sorry you have lost your mother. When my best friend and quilting buddy passed away suddenly a couple of years ago it put me into a blue funk. I was having a hard time sitting down to my machine or looking at fabric. I signed up for a small wallhanging class even though I didn't feel like it. I didn't want to shop for it or go but I did and had a good day. It seemed to snap me put of my depression and maybe it could work or you.

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    So sorry your mother passed, hope you will soon be able to finish her quilts and feel her close to you when you work on them. God Bless.

    delma

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    I'm a hoosier too. I lost my 91-year-old mother February 29th this year. It's hard thing to deal with...but with the help from God I'll make and so will you. Keeping busy helps. I do more knitting and crocheting than quilting (quilting is new to me) I have had a lot of difficulty getting in the groove. I finally got a couple dish cloths knitted and yesterday I finished crocheting a Christmas angel. You'll be fine.

    I live in Greenwood. Where are you?

    Hugs to you!

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    Welcome from another Hoosier! Where are you located? I'm just outside Fort Wayne. My only quilting friend lives in Florida and we get together just once a year so I am a lonely quilter also!
    Last edited by auntpiggylpn; 10-31-2012 at 07:55 AM. Reason: spelling. . . Geesh!!!
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    Welcome, from Texas. I'm so sorry your mother passed. Maybe it'd be easier, if you think of finishing the baby quilts as "one last thing to do, for her." Don't rush; just let her spirit surround you, as you sew. {{{{{HUG}}}}}
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    welcome from se TX -- so sorry for your loss
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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
    sorry for your loss
    Nancy in western NY
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    Thanks everyone for the kind words. I am in Crown Point. Northwest corner of the state. Wassitting here waiting for trick-or-treaters and put the tresfer-eze on one of my many projects. I would have started embroidering it, but I cant find a needle! Can you imagine? There must be a hundred of them in this house somewhere.

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    Welcome from Dallas Tx. I am a Hoosier too, but re-located a long time ago. I'm sorry you lost your Mother. It's not been very long, so just keep trying a little at a time and come on here and talk to us. This group will talk to you. And help motivate you.

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    Sorry for your loss, but just think of the satisfaction you will get when you have finished all the quilts that you and your mother started. It will be hard at first but just go for it.

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    Hi from Ohio! Sorry for your loss. Give yourself time to grieve and then one day you will find yourself looking and patterns or fabric.
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    Welcome from Michigan! So sorry for your loss.

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    Hi jane, Lose is never easy but, the Lord is with her now. By the way welcome from a Hoosier born Floridian
    A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway.

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    so sorry for your loss. i loss my sister pam in june and she was the one
    who got me started quilting she did beautiful quilts and also did it for a business.
    i cried every time i went into my quilting room. and when i bought my new
    machine i cried because i wanted to share it with her. well about a
    week ago something in my head just said pam wasnt happy with my stuff
    just sitting there doing nothing. yes it is hard and you will get
    tears on stuff. but my sister pam is smiling now that i know. slowly get started
    and your mother will be smiling down on you and sitting right beside you.

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    Welcome from NE Ohio. Sorry for your loss, lost my mom in July so know how your feeling. Hugs.

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    Hello and welcome from Kentucky! I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom, but please get back into quilting. This is something that you and her both loved to do so I know she wouldn't want you to give it up. God Bless you and your family.
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    Welcome from the heart of wine country in Napa Valley California! This is a great place for new friends and great quilting! Sending hugs your way about your loss.....please know that taking just one stitch will help.......and it will help make memories!
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    Hi and Welcome from New Mexico! So sorry for your loss! Give yourself time and you will find quilting a way to bring you close to your Mom again.

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    Hi Jane! Well Mom had the right idea - I'm sure she's hoping you'll get it all finished and I think you will. You don't need inspiration from us - You already have the inspiration from her. Just start and it will buzz along and before you know it you will have fulfilled her wish! Happy Quilting - Mom will be watching! :-)

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    Welcome from Missouri. So sorry about your mother. I almost stopped quilting all together right when I began, as the person who was to be the recipient of my very first quilt passed before I finished it. I picked a project as far from those colors and patterns as possible for my next project, and to this day I haven't finished that first quilt. It is so wonderful that she has left these quilts for people in the family. I'm still waiting on my mother to finish my afghan she promised when I was small... i'm going to be 31 in January so i'm not holding my breath at this point.

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    Hello from Michigan!
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    So very sorry for your loss. May the Lord lift your spirits so that you can begin anew with your quilting. I am sure you have such fond memories and they will be a comfort to you.

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    I'm so sorry for your loss....[[[[QUILTY HUGS]]]] to you.
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