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Do "Real Quilters" Do This?

Old 06-23-2012, 03:47 AM
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Default Do "Real Quilters" Do This?

For over 40 years, I'm sewn garments. Then, I took my first quilting class two years ago. I made a small sampler in the class and three full size quilts since then. I think I'm developing the heart of of quilter. I'm becoming as obsessed about quilting as I am about garment sewing. Here's the evidence:

  • I recently took my two young nieces to Barnes & Noble. I went immediately to the needlework section and looked at more quilting books than sewing books. (Of course, I already have dozens of sewing books)
  • My nieces had to drag me away from the quilting magazines.
  • I spend too much time online at sites like Fat Quarter Shop and Keepsake Quilting looking at fabric.
  • I search online for independent fabric stores and quilting shops to visit whenever I'm in a new place.
  • I have more ideas than time (or skill) to carry them out.
  • I'm planning quilts for the nieces mentioned above, even though they probably will have to wait years to get them. I'm also wondering who else I can give a quilt to.

So, tell me, do real quilters do all these things?
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:50 AM
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YES! It means you are a "real" quilter!
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:51 AM
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Welcome to our world! Don't analyze, fret or over think.....ENJOY!
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:51 AM
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Yes, And I have been quilting for years...wait untill you get a stash and still don't have the right fabric either.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:53 AM
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You are hooked!!! Don't stress the skill part..you will be amazed how you progress...enjoy the process!! Welcome to our crazy world!!
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:19 AM
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Yes! Welcome to our world
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:24 AM
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Welcome to our quilting addiction.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:25 AM
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Yes, all of those symptoms are what defines a quilter. We are totally addicted.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:30 AM
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Originally Posted by JenniePenny View Post
Yes, all of those symptoms are what defines a quilter. We are totally addicted.
I couldn't have said it better. Welcome Elaray.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:39 AM
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Yup! Another live one.
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