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    Senior Member Prissnboot's Avatar
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    Does anyone remember the days before we were bitten by the quilt bug and we couldn't figure out for the LIFE of us WHY anyone would spend so much time in front of a sewing machine, or go to a quilt show? I live in Houston TX (I know, lucky me) and I used to work next to a quilter, and she actually used a VACATION day to go to a quilt show! Why, oh why would one actually do this? (This past November I found out...and used one of my own vacation days to do it!)

    Then she was talking about a quilt retreat. What in the world is this? Oh, it's when you go somewhere and meet people you don't know and you make quilts all weekend uninterrupted if you want to. Really? There are people who DO this? WHY?

    Because our husbands are a big quilting drag and they always interrupt us by wanting us to feed them, go somewhere with them, etc. That's why.

    But we love them anyway, and if they're really good we'll make them a quilt of their very own to hug and love and call them George!

    So does anyone else remember these days?

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    Since I grew up in front of a sewing machine, and grew up with a quilting aunt------NO I DON'T REMEMBER!

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    I remember! They werent so long ago! I always wondered how anyone could ever collect so much fabric :) Why would anyone do such a thing?? :)

    And... I must brag, my BF is the greatest man. He is more than happy for me to sew sew away... :)

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    Senior Member Prissnboot's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MellieKQuilter
    I remember! They werent so long ago! I always wondered how anyone could ever collect so much fabric :) Why would anyone do such a thing?? :)

    And... I must brag, my BF is the greatest man. He is more than happy for me to sew sew away... :)
    That's just cuz when we sew, we don't interrupt their football games! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prissnboot
    Quote Originally Posted by MellieKQuilter
    I remember! They werent so long ago! I always wondered how anyone could ever collect so much fabric :) Why would anyone do such a thing?? :)

    And... I must brag, my BF is the greatest man. He is more than happy for me to sew sew away... :)
    That's just cuz when we sew, we don't interrupt their football games! LOL
    My husband loves it when football season is on, and he's home for the games. It's our together apart time! He's watching upstairs and i'm in my sewing room downstairs. We meet during quilting/ commercial breaks for quick kisses and a fill up on the food!

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    uh huh!

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    Yes, I remember. I had more money in my pocket before I was bit by the quilting bug. My other hobby of wood burning cost a lot less money. DH says I spend even more money since I found the Quilting Board. According to him, you guys are such a bad influnce with all of your pictures, fabric links and vintage machines. Thanks! :D

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    [quote=Prissnboot]But we love them anyway, and if they're really good we'll make them a quilt of their very own to hug and love and call them George![quote]

    Love the quote especially since it's one of my "George's" favorites.

    Can't relate so much to the rest of it though because I never knew another quilter, so I never knew anything about stashes, shows, retreats, etc. And I am guilty of taking a vacation day this year to go to Paducah, and I'm also guilty of looking for quilt shops when I travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prissnboot
    Quote Originally Posted by MellieKQuilter
    I remember! They werent so long ago! I always wondered how anyone could ever collect so much fabric :) Why would anyone do such a thing?? :)

    And... I must brag, my BF is the greatest man. He is more than happy for me to sew sew away... :)
    That's just cuz when we sew, we don't interrupt their football games! LOL
    Or their hunting outings. :)

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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    No, i had an interest in quilting when I was little, but didn't get into it heavily until college

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    Yes I remember, but I have to say that my days are much happier when I spend it with my fabric and my sewing machine. Today we planted our flowers and veggies, while I'm happy that we did I also missed an entire day away from sewing.

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    Yes, my grandmothers quilted and my mom has dabbled in it too - I could never figure out why my mom kept buying fabric when she already had too much. Well, now I am starting to get some of her overload and I seem to have a fabric addiction also. Oh well, I guess its better than other vices.

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    My dad used to ask my quilty grandmother and mother why one would spend all that time cutting fabric into little pieces then sew them together again. And why spend $$$$ for quilt fabric when you could simply buy a blanket at Monkey Wards or Sears for a whole lot less.

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