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Thread: 60 years plus fairly new quilters.

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    Super Member twixbar's Avatar
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    I am 68 years old, I was wondering how many quilters started in their 60 years plus.

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    I was in my early 30's, am now 50!!

    Way to go starting at any time. You will have so much fun!

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    Count me in at 60!

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    I started a year ago last January, I was 59 years, 10 months. Is that close enough to 60 for you?

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    Not 60 yet but sometimes i feel like i'm 80 :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    After a lifetime of being a tomboy and wanting nothing to do with anything I considered domestic, I took up quilting about 5 years ago - I was about 58, which if you round up you come up with 60.

    Oh and I am still amazing my family who say "I can't believe you like this"

    Nancy

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    Made one quilt in my 30s, then a few easy baby quilts, but didn't really start quilting until I retired at 55.

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    Started a quilt about 35 years ago by hand and did a little and put in hat box and it is still the hat box but then about 8 years ago at age of 62 I started quilting for real have sewed all by life

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    I started a year ago and I'm now 62 and having fun.

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    Started 4 years ago in my 68th year

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    I am 61 and just finished my first quilt. Now I am totally hooked.

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    I will be 66 in a few days and I started about 3 years ago.
    So glad I found quilting.

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    I just started on and off 2 yrs. ago...I will be 62 yrs young in Dec....Naomi :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Have sewed forever. Started my first quilt in 1999 at the age of 50. Like the other person said...mine is still in a bag stored in a huge box of fabric.

    I will be 62 in October and just started back to regular sewing after 10 years and have my first biscuit/rag quilt almost finished with the sewing. Next step is clipping all of those seams.

    I have a lot of other craft hobbies plus a small candle business that I love doing too. But there is something so rewarding in finishing any sewing project and saying WOW I made this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    Not 60 yet but sometimes i feel like i'm 80 :lol: :lol: :lol:
    I'm with you, Suzi C!

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    Have been sewing since before junior high school and in Home Ec in high school. Made most of my own clothes on a tredle machine. Made my wedding dress in sr yr at college and made lots of clothes for family until the 80's when I started traveling on my job. Also have done all kinds of crafts. Didn't get started on quilting until recently at age 70 and, yes, I still travel for my work. Have several quilts & bedspreads my Mom made quilting every stitch by hand. I appreciate them a whole lot more now that I know all that is involved. She didn't start quilting until after I had married and left home so never saw her working on them.

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    I started quilting 3 years ago when I retired from my job.
    I am 68 now. I mostly quilt in the fall/winter/spring.
    I did sew when my 3 daughters were young and especially when they took dance classes, I made their costumes.

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    I am 53 and only started quilting a few years ago.

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    I'm 71 yrs old. I've been quilting for 8 or 10 years. Retired 3 years ago, so now I can quilt anytime I want, which is a about every day. Just finished a 9 patch top today. I have my grandmother's Singer she bought in 1920, the year my mother was born. I love to sew on it, brings back so many memories. I also have my "new" Singer, a Touch and Sew. Quilting is great and so are all of you good folks. Gary

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    I am 60 now, but when I started I was 59. Close enough I guess!

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    Now let me think.... I was born in August of 1943... and I have a birthday coming up soon... so I must be 68 years old this year!

    I started learning to paper piece first.. a couple of years ago.. Learning to make small doll size quilts has become my main hobby now... they go so well with my old dolls...

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    I made my first quilt at age 60. Made 4 quilts and then life got hectic and I quit until last fall. I've made about 8 or nine quilts since then. I'm 66 now.

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    Started on my own last year and I am 61 now. Had done some previous easy quilting with mother/sister in law when I was in my 30's.

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    I am 62 and I swear before the end of this year I will have completed my first quilt. I have so many other projects to finish first! Then I can get started.

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    Have sewn since I was around 10. Started doing a lot of quilting in my 40's. Then didn't do as much for a while, now over the last few years back at it again, just turned 60, sometimes feel like 100

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