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Do you refer to your quilting as a "hobby"?

Old 10-19-2011, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by johanka
Originally Posted by Skittl1321
Yep, I do, because for me, it is one.

I am not an artist, nor a professional. I am a hobby quilter. Not everyone is.
I have to agree 100%. I do it to relax.
Me too, I enjoy it and do it when I wish so it's a hobby. So is writing, gardening, painting and reading for I don't do any of them for cash or for sale...I give the results away for fun.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by emerald46
It is a hobby with a lot of addiction thrown in.
my thoughts exactly !
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:44 PM
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LOL..I just saw this...and we are going to try horseback riding on sat. Yup...and quilting is my hobby and I love it!
Originally Posted by quiltsillysandi
By the mere definition - "an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and not as a main occupation", I guess it is..:) My love for quilting is a hobby I am very passionate about....along with my dancing and my horseback riding....All three make me very very happy....Now with that in mind, I do understand your annoyance with the word hobby being applied to quilting....I'm the same way when someone refers to my quilting as "Oh, you do crafts"....HUH??? Guess it's all in the eyes of the beholder....:)
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Skittl1321
Yep, I do, because for me, it is one.

I am not an artist, nor a professional. I am a hobby quilter. Not everyone is.
Same here, I do it for my own enjoyment :-D
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:04 PM
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lol its my sanity !!LOL
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:05 PM
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Have to say it's more of a hobby for me now but I would love to become more artistic in creating a quilt in the future - be it a bed quilt, a throw, wall hanging, table runner, etc.

I used to paint and be more artistically inclined but don't have much extra time now except for following a pattern and maybe tweeking it a bit.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:17 PM
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Call it what you want. I have Been quilting for 20years and I still love it. It has also been therapy for me. I can get into the zone and tune everything out.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:10 PM
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Defination of hobby: something a person likes to do in their spare time.

Yep, guess I'd have to say it's a hobby. Why not? It's something I like to do.

As long as you're not doing it professionally and getting paid for it. I think my crochet work is a "work of art" but it's still a "hobby"
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:15 PM
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I call my quilting and tolepainting "therapy".
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