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Is there a 12 step program for quilters?

Old 12-19-2010, 12:34 PM
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Hi folks,

I am new to quilting and this forum, but oh, am I ever hooked.
I am a fabric/pattern/picture junkie, spending way to much time looking at and dreaming of these items. I was never taught to sew, but became interested in the the beauty and skill in quilts. It seems they all have a very detailed tale to tell in a special, beautiful language of their own.
Starving for the knowledge of this incredible craft, I have jumped in with both feet, teaching myself to sew (well, my version of sewing - lol)
I consider myself a novice at best, but have managed to complete 2 tops. I haven't dared trying to quilt them for fear I will ruin them. The quilting will come in it's own time I suppose.
I have begun at dabble in some paper pieced blocks and find it very enjoyable as well as regular piecing.

In my "real life" out side of quilting, I am a 47 year old female, live in North Central Texas, am married and have two great adult step children and two darling grandsons (who happen to have grandma wrapped around their finger) along with one very spoiled Shi Tzu dog. My other hobby and passion is running and training for the next marathon.
For a living, I am a 911 dispatcher - a job I love!

Finding this site is like a dream come true. It's so nice to be with others who love and appreciate quilting. I am particularly fond of all the picture postings of your works.

Hope to meet, chat and learn from you all!

Thanks for having me.




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Old 12-19-2010, 12:38 PM
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If you are looking for a rehab program.....this is not it!!! We are totally devoted to enabling:) I, for one, am not looking for a cure:)
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Old 12-19-2010, 12:42 PM
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You are sooo totally screwed if you want help giving it up. Just go with the sew ( i mean flow). This place is extremely addicting and sew very inspiring. Welcome from the great place of Snowball, Arkansas - transplanted from Houston
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Hi and welcome from Ontario, Canada.
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Old 12-19-2010, 12:49 PM
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I used a simple method at first.

1. Want to quilt.
2. Buy fabric.
3. Assemble Quilting items.
4. Choose pattern.
5. Purchase extra fabric, ( for pattern).
6. Cut quilt pieces.
7. Sew pieces.
8. Choose border option.
9. Purchase fabric for border.
10. Find another patttern.
11.Finish Quilt.
12. Buy more fabric.
I have to admit .. it has expanded since, to include shop hops, garage sales, fabric bin specials and quilt group swaps. But thats as you advance. Hehe
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Welcome from southeast PA!
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:14 PM
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[quote=SandraJennings]I used a simple method at first.

.... lol I love this 12 step program!

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Hello from North Carolina (deep in the stash)

Blessings,
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Welcome from Arkansas! With your job and busy life with familly, I'm glad you are here to share time with us!
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