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Thread: 60 years plus fairly new quilters.

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    Junior Member Mary L Booth's Avatar
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    I was 64 when I made my first quilt and I am still quilting 12 yrs later. Love it. I quilt all my own quilts and some for others now and than.
    Mary in TX

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    I just started in January and I am 54.

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    Hi,

    I retired in 2009 when I was olmost 68 and dearly wished I had started years ago, I am totally hooked !!!!!!!

    Mad Gerty from Kent

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    Hi,

    I retired in 2009 when I was olmost 68 and dearly wished I had started years ago, I am totally hooked !!!!!!!

    Mad Gerty from Kent

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    I have sewed all my life but didn't start quilting until I retired in 2005. I was 62 then....

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    At 62 I made my first two quilts for twin grandsons, rather basic ones - but at 65 I joined a group of women who quilt at the local library and have not put down a piece of fabric since!

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    Did alot of sewing in my early years, helped my grandmother quilt, but made my first one by myself 2 yrs ago, I'm now 65, so yes I see there is alot of us late bloomers..LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyL
    I will be 66 in a few days and I started about 3 years ago.
    So glad I found quilting.
    HAPPY BRITHDAY in a few days.

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    I started at 65 when I retired, but had watched my mother and grandmother quilt when I was a child.

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    I started when I was 60, after I retired. Never had the time before. Quilting was one of my goalds in life. Of course, my friends were quilters and had a winter group once a week class. Lucky me. Barb

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    Let's see now..I am 77....started when I was just about 50......

    but actually really got into the joy of being able to go and buy my fabric, and have all the time that I needed to make something of this material when I was in my 60s......

    I have been at it since the beginning (1983) but the last 15+years have the the more pleasant......empty nest and retired..

    Could one ask for more?

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    I started in my 60's after I retired but I've always sewn.

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    mom is 80 and she started at 70! She's still making gorgeous quilts! In fact, she just won the first quilting board contest! I started at 50!

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    Took home ec in high school; for several years I made a few items of clothes and some large block quilts.

    About 11 yrs ago I took some classes and made my first pieced quilt. Age 46. Then decided to go to college and get my degree in Web Programming; I've been working for a childrens hospital since I graduated; with top honors I might add. I'm proud of that; especially for some one w/a GED and alot of years in between high school and college.

    1 1/2 yrs ago I started taking more quilting classes and haven't stopped since. Not quite 60 yet but like most even though I fight hard not too (degenative back disase); some days I feel twice as old. I can't see me ever stopping quilting this time; I'm hooked for good. My goal now is to make all of my 5 kids, 9 grandkids and 1 great grandkid (that's it for now) a quilt. Some of the kids and grandkids will get thier first this year for Christmas.

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    Started after I retired at 62. Two yrs. later, I began a lifelong dream---to learn to quilt. That was 20+ yrs. ago and am still hard at it. It makes my day. Marge L.

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    Started at 60. I just turned 61 and hope to live long enough to become good at this! :lol:

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    I'll be 55 in September been sewing off and on for years hoping to learn how to run a long arm quilting machine before I get out of this truck and then be able to quilt when I get to stay home for retirement,

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    I started quilting when I was 73, now as of today , 74. Have learned so much and enjoyed even more.

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    I started after 60 and am still enjoying quilting.

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    I went to quilt shows with DW for years and always thought I could do that. At 63 I made my first quilt top and my DD did the the quilting. I have since make 6 or 8 tops I can't find time to learn FMQ yet for I still 50 to 60 hours a week. I will be 65 in Jan still do not plan on retireing.

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    I have been sewing since I was 13 but only started quilting about 18 months ago at 53.

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    I started at 62, my only regret is that I waited so long.

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    I started quilting 3 years ago and I will be 68.

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    i started five years ago. I was about 62. After retirement. My mom used to do all my sewing. When she went into nursing home, she offered me her sewing machine. I took me two years to learn how to thread it, etc.

    When I retired I was guided to a quilt shop after watching Simply Quilts on TV. I started with a block of the month project and three sewing machines later, I haven't quit yet.

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    Quilting has no age limits. Just enjoy!

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