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    addicted to quilting?

    Last week we had a contest at work - winner got a gift certificate to place of their choosing. Don't you know two of us tied! Manager said she would decide what to do - it was a $15 gift card. Well on my day off she decided to give each of us one. She told my co worker she was going to go out on a limb and just assume i wanted one to Joann's. (For my birthday every year they give me one from the whole office)They know i am obsessed with quilting -lol! Anyways i really shocked her when i told her i would take one from Barnes and Noble. She couldn't believe it! She said was there a book there I wanted? I just smiled and said yes. I just couldn't bring myself to admit to them it was a book i wanted - A Carol Doak Paper Piecing book! i figured it would pay for a good part of the book!

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    my husband told me that I have a addiction quilting

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    I keep making quilts, even when I don't have a recipient in mind! I also can't let a say go by without a minimum of ten minutes at the sewing machine.
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    I don't know why people keep insisting this is an "addiction". There is NOWHERE in the plan that says we HAVE to go to meetings!
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    Addiction? Who me? Never!! HEHEHEHE

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    It's a healthy outlet, yah..that's it.....a healthy outlet.

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    Cannot be either an addiction or an obsession because last week I went --- three whole days without sewing a stitch! I decided that being exhausted all the time just wasn't how I wanted to feel so after I get through with my work day at 8:00 PM I made it a goal to be in bed before 10:00 - no time for any sewing. Which is why tonight it's 1:00 AM and I'm still up. Do you know how BEHIND you get when you don't sew for three days? It took till tonight for me to start catching up because I went on a quilt shop hop Friday night and Saturday. But addicted? No way! (Does anyone else notice tile patterns in public bathroom floors look like quilt blocks? Obsessed? Not me!)
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    I have OCD and quilting reallly brings out my OCD. But after I've been on this site for so long, I think a lot of us have OCD. I think that's why we have so much fabric and we still buy more. We become obsessed. Anyway, that's what I figure.
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    as far as addictions go- quilting is one that i think is a pretty good one to have (since it's one i have too )
    i quilt in my sleep- it (at times) is all consuming-
    and the best part- so far
    No Interventions! (planned that i know of anyway)
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    And anyway, keeps us off the street and out of the bars

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    Even my Dr. gives me quilt ideas when I am in to see her. I must have a reputation! PS-Her Mom is a quilter too.

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    I totally agree with Sandy I - it does keep us off the streets and out of the bars AND I think for the most part it's still a little cheaper than therapy and much more effective.

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    my husband calls it quilting porn because I am so addicted

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    Patterns on bathroom floors, on ceilings, wallpaper, windows in buildings, light fixtures, almost everything looks like it could be a quilt or quilt block.
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    There is a sign often seen around here which says, "Caution, you are entering a quilting area. Quilting is known to be addictive and there is no known cure." Certainly, I am addicted. Like ckcowl, I design quilts in my sleep. When I can't quilt for a few days, I get figgitty. On the other hand, a great many children in out of home placements have benefitted from that addiction. A few people I know credit my quilts with defeating or postponing cancer deaths. My family actively encourage this peculiarity of mine. Several times, my DH has come in and asked what quilt we have available because he knows of someone who needs one. I have been quilting for slightly over 11 years, have made close to 500 and have no intention of stopping.

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    Addiction,,no, no , no, I say its a hobby!!!!!
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    I call it a learning curve with benifits because every day I'm learning something new pertaining to my quilting. DH doesn't seem to mind too much. In fact I made him a lovely quilt last year & he's already asking for a Mariner's Compass quilt!! We're going to have to get a bigger place to live if we're going to keep very many!! LOL!
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    Addicted? No, say it isn't so! Just because I sit in church and can't concentrate on what the pastor is saying because I just know I can make that stained glass window into a quilt? hehe
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    Who, me addicted? Just because my head is in a bin of scraps, bits stuck to my shoes, thread covers the front of whatever shirt I pulled out of the dryer, and always ready for any roadtrip that involves a fabric shop.... Nah!
    Life is made up of bits and pieces. You won't know how it'll turn out till its done.

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    Hahaha ckcowl..DH told me I woke him up the other night. I was sitting up in bed, pleating, draping, and patting the blanks over and around him. He asked if I remembered any of it but all I could think of, was that I had dreamed that I was laying out a quilt for sandwiching.

    I KNOW I need to work part time just to get out of the house and be among people, but I wish I had more free time to spend in my sewing room. Hmmmmm maybe a housekeeper......
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    I love my addiction. Honestly though, through my addiction my family has gotten some lovely usable items!

    Maybe DHs need something like Al-A-Non perhaps Quilter-A-Non?
    Carrie, Queen of the Seam Rippers!

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    I have learned to embrace my addiction and let it have free range ( to a point). Nothing gets me out of bed faster or makes me travel far distances like the hope of great textiles.

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    (Does anyone else notice tile patterns in public bathroom floors look like quilt blocks? Obsessed? Not me!)

    That's so hilarious! I have a couple of pictures on my phone of bathroom tile floors!! ROFL!!!
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    I was joking about my addiction with my doc. He looked at me very seriously and said, "Quilting is therapy."

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