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Thread: New Old Man Quilting

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    New Old Man Quilting

    Hello everyone and well after 40 years of watching my wife quilt I myself decided to try it, and to my surprise it's a lot of work but very relaxing, I myself was a Pro Fishing and Outdoor Guide that got hurt 4 years ago and spend a lot of time in a wheelchair and I can only stand for 5 min due to pain so I have a lot of time at home no more hunting and fishing I was told so here go's nothing.
    First of all my wife said use my machine and I said ther is no way I will touch your machine well we have four so I used a older Brother she don't use anymore and started a 4 patch out of her scraps.
    It has been a week and with wife helping me we just put the backing on and I will post pics later and at least I have tried so take care everyone and God Bless.

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    That is great that you took up this enjoying hobby. Good for your wife for teaching you. Have fun.

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    welcome Captgreg. where are you from, is your wife on the board. We'd all love to see your first quilt, and congrats to you for picking up a great hobby. It is fun and relaxing. Please keep us informed on your progress. Welcome from Long Island, NY.
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    Hi CaptGreg!!! We need more men here!!!
    I'm so happy that you are enjoying learning something new. Quilting for me is soooo relaxing. It cures whatever ails me.
    Welcome!!

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    Howdy from Texas. I'm so glad you have found that you like quilting. I've tried to get my better half to try it but he just won't take the plunge. I can't wait to see your finished 4 patch quilt!

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    Welcome to the Board - yours was a different way to the hobby/passion of quilting, but it doesn't matter how you got here!
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    Welcome from Mississippi, CaptGreg . Glad you decided to try quilting. Hope you find it as relaxing and enjoyable as I do!
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    Welcome to the wonderful hobby of quilting! My husband watches me and tells me that men quilt too but he won't try it. I wish he would.

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. When you are ready to try applique, there is a really cute pattern by Sindy Rodenmayer that you may want to try. It is called Caught Ya and it is being offered by fatcatpatterns.com as a block of the month or you can buy it for $15.00 It is all fishing lures.

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    Welcome to your new hobby. Looking forward to see what you create.
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    Welcome! Congrats on taking the plunge into quilting.
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    Welcome from Arkansas! If you have any questions, this is the place to ask. Everyone is very helpful on this board. Looking forward to seeing your quilts.

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    Welcome from NC. We do need more men quilting with us. You will find it addicting and so much fun. Hope to see you in some of our block swaps when you feel confident enough to tackle it.
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    Welcome from OHIO!
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    Good for you. Wishing you great luck. Nothing wrong with a man sewing and being a quilt maker. It's great that you are willing to give it a try.

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    Hope this works out well for you - and your wife!

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    If I could get my DH to cut out the fabric I'd be happy. You will like this board!!!
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    welcome from se TX -- enjoy your new hobby!!
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    Oh this is wonderful. YOu will find such joy in quilting. everyone is talented in one way or many ways. Go for it!!

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    I love that you've tried quilting and like it. Can't wait to see your quilt.

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    Welcome from Oklahoma. You will get loads of help here.

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    Hi capture welcome to the board from NE Ohio.

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