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    My husband said something to me the other day that got me thinking. He was making fun of me spending so much of my time on quilting. He said he thought it was something Grandma's do. lol He told me later that he actually wanted to tell me to find a hobby for my own age. I was kind of hurt at that comment.

    But, back to my question...how old are we all? I'm willing to bet I'm not the only 38 year old mother of 3 children under the age of 12, eh?

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    I'm retired, but my 25 year old daughter loves to make quilts. She isn't married, though.

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    I started quilting when I was 20. That was over 30 years ago. Other posts show pictures of teenagers and younger learning to quilt!

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    Tell your DH one of my DGD made her first quilt before she started to school. She pick the fabric and made the quilt top.she was only 4 when she started it

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    38 with 3 kids started quilting when I was 7.

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    I started when I was 20 and that was 35yrs ago, sometimes quilted more,sometimes less. Have continued through today and enjoyed teaching others.

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    I'm 62.
    Here is a link to a post that we did not too long ago about our ages.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-50668-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    38 with 3 kids started quilting when I was 7.
    I didn't start quilting until I was 35, but we still have quite a bit in common. How old are your kiddos?

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    I am 29 with one kid and I have been quilting for 11 years. :)

    Rachel

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    Sounds like your husband needs a hobby

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Sounds like your husband needs a hobby
    Exactly!!!!!!!

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    I am 46 years old and have 14 children, ages 23 to 5 yrs old. I started quilting at about 38 and it had nothing to do with age. I am also a red belt in tae kwon do, two belts away from becoming a black belt, which I fully intent to make irregardless of age. LOL I do think some of us have more time for quilting as we be come empty nesters and retire.

    I also second that many very young people, both male and female, are learning to quilt. My youngest one was 3 and she still quilts at thirteen.

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    I like to think of myself as a young 65 with a beautiful 26 yo GD who has recently caught the quilting bug along with her adorable 6 yo DD. They recently finished their first quilt, and have begun making Christmas gifts (placemats & wristlets).

    I say you're never too young or too old to become a quilter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    I am 46 years old and have 14 children, ages 23 to 5 yrs old. I started quilting at about 38 and it had nothing to do with age. I am also a red belt in tae kwon do, two belts away from becoming a black belt, which I fully intent to make irregardless of age. LOL I do think some of us have more time for quilting as we be come empty nesters and retire.
    You go girl!!! Did you adopt any of your children? Or are they all biological? Sorry if I'm being too nosey.

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    41 and mother of 4 (ages-13,11,almost 9 and 5) :D

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    I'm 43 and started quilting about 11 years ago. It's funny though...I kinda thought the same thing a long time ago until I started and then got hooked.

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    I started quilting when i was only 25 and now i am a Gramma and love that too. Age is only a number that too many people get hung up on. I still feel about 30! My muscles sometimes remind me that i'm older now (55) I just take some tylenol and keep on going :lol:

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    36 yr old quilter here with a 6 and 9 yr. old! I'm heavily tattood to boot! Yep, I get some strange looks from the local quilt shops!

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    I am 27 with 4 kids (also under the age of 12, or that is my oldest anyway). I think you are right there in the middle of ages to be a quilter. I started a year and a half ago and havent gotten too much done, but my 11 and almost 6 year old are just as into it as me. Tell your hubby that he's wrong. Thats like saying Fishing is only for Grampas LOL

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    I'm 29 with 3 boys! and don't feel bad all my friends think i'm having a crisis but not before asking me for something.

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    I'm 29 with 3 boys! and don't feel bad all my friends think i'm having a crisis but not before asking me for something.

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    well, let's see who is the oldest and still going strong quilting.
    i'll be 74 in december, i still work 4 days a week as a barber, do long arm quilting for the public and still find some time to do my own things.
    donna

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    I'm just a baby of 58. I started quilting about five years ago.

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    I'm 41 with 2 kids, 14 & 16. I've been quilting for about 8 years I think.

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    I'm 60, and have been quilting for a short time now, but wish I would have started quilting at an early age. I could have retained so much more information! Now my mind is so full, I have to let something go before letting something new take it's place! :roll: I still feel like I'm in my 30s and keep wondering who the old lady in the mirror is and wish she would leave me alone! hehe
    Love my quilting... glad I have the time to enjoy it now. Quilting is for Grandmas? Okay, whatever... I agree to disagree :wink:

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