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Thread: Attended First Beginners Class Yesterday

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    Senior Member DirtyPaw's Avatar
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    Got my first class under the belt yesterday. I was the only man there but it does not challenge my manhood even though some of my male friends have lifted an eyebrow, LOL. The teacher seems like a great person and the other students were cool too.There is 6 students in all. The teach said if we ever run into a problem we are free to contact her and she will help us out. The class meets for 8 weeks once a week for 2 hours.

    We went over the color wheel and how to organize colors and the basic tools we need. It was a 2 hour class and it went by fast.

    I have learned a lot from this board too for not knowing one end of a tread from the other.

    Thanks and blessings to y'all.

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    Congratulations. There is no turning back now (laughter). You will enjoy this journey and we will be glad to travel it with you. Welcome from Iowa.

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    Yup, no turning back!! hahaha
    My classes sound like yours and believe me it was worth every minute I was there!
    You'll learn a lot!
    Have fun :D

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    Oh my - get ready for a wonderful ride :-)

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    Good for you for going to the class even though your man friends turned up their eyebrows at you! :thumbup:

    Quilting is a wonderful hobby that is very rewarding. We look forward to see the things you create! :D

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    Sounds like fun, and with 6 students you will have time to get all your questions answered.

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    Loved my beginner's class too! There is so much to learn and this is truly an excellent way to get started. Enjoy the ride!

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    Have a great time. You will learn so much, not just from the teacher but from mistakes everyone in the group makes.

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    Loved my biginning classes. I learned so much quicker than I would on my own!!!!!!!! Have fun.

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    Hi from Western MA and welcome to the wide wonderful world of quilting :D

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    I teach beginner quilt classes and have had a few men in them. I find they are usually more precise when cutting and then sewing 1/4 seams. It seems to me that a lot of them have been engineers or construction workers. One time I had a husband/wife and she ended up hating quilting and he loved it. He bought her a new machine, so it solved machine issues she was having in class and she enjoys it now also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    Good for you for going to the class even though your man friends turned up their eyebrows at you! :thumbup:

    Quilting is a wonderful hobby that is very rewarding. We look forward to see the things you create! :D
    I see quilting as very similar with wood working. You have to make exact measurements, miter corners and be creative. The only difference is the materials you use and quilting is better because you only really need one machine to do all the beautiful work quilters can do. With wood working the tools never end before you exhaust the space you need for storing them. I like quilting much more.

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    Hey Dirtypaw!!

    I am your neighbor in Leavenworth...lets get together one afternoon. I'm easy to find, just a block from Fort Leavenworth!!

    jodi

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    Quote Originally Posted by jodimarie
    Hey Dirtypaw!!

    I am your neighbor in Leavenworth...lets get together one afternoon. I'm easy to find, just a block from Fort Leavenworth!!

    jodi
    WOW how nice that we are so close. I would love to meet you and have some coffee. I attend classes at Quilters Quarters by the way. I am really enjoying learning about this fun craft.

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    check your private messages for my phone number!!

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    How cool.
    There was a man in my beginner quilting class.
    He seemed to be doing an outstanding job, but
    never came back after his second class. I
    have always hoped it wasn't because he
    felt uncomfortable.

    Good luck to you,

    Lori

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    oh boy another one is born!!! congratulations and have fun.
    simple quilter

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    Welcome to the board. There are plenty of male quilters, have you seen Ricky Tims? Join The Quilt Show, it is so inspiring and great entertainment. Don't forget to let us see your finished project. A word of warning though, this site is addictive.

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    I see quilting as very similar with wood working. You have to make exact measurements, miter corners and be creative. The only difference is the materials you use and quilting is better because you only really need one machine to do all the beautiful work quilters can do. With wood working the tools never end before you exhaust the space you need for storing them. I like quilting much more.[/quote]

    You are right about the first sentence, my son makes furniture. However, ask any quilter how much space they require and what tools they need. My son once commented, "Mum we didn't we take up crafts that require minimum space and less tools?"

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    Welcome to the quilting world...Enjoy it. Quilters are great people.
    Mikki

    P.s. I wont be attending this yr, but there is a great longarm quilters show in Overland Park they have a great showcase of quilts and have tons of vendors for the quilters to enjoy, you should check it out. Its a great place for inspiration. Let me know if ya want more info.

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    I hope you enjoy your class. I loved my teachers in the beginners class I took 3 1/2 years ago. Quilting is a great hobby/obsession. I look forward you to posting some pics of your completed blocks and the final quilt.

    Marie M.

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    Glad you had fun!

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    Hello from Texas. I get so excited when a man wants to learn to quilt. Most men have an excellent eye for color and designs. Just enjoy what you are doing!

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    My first beginners class was worth every penny I paid for it. I learned so much from it & all of it has stuck with me. I tell anyone that is just starting to quilt to take a beginners class. I learned short cuts & color cordination & construction & ripping! LOL can't forget that! But a beginners class is the way to go

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    Hey!
    Well done! From one male quilter to another, to tell you the truth being male has kept me from seeking out a beginners class.
    Good luck with your quilting!
    David
    Ps. before I became disable I had a beautiful woodworking shop in the second garage, man it miss it!

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