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Thread: Gratitude-Why do you appreciate Quilting Board?

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    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    I appreciate that the QB is one of the last truly kind, civil places on the internet. So many nice people here and hardly any grumps!!
    Amen to that!!!
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    For me, this board has been a source of inspiration, education, encouragement, knowledge, reassurance, laughter and friendship. Every day I learn something new, see a project I'd like to do one day or find a link to a fabulous website. The amount I have learned in the past couple of months has been incredible.
    I am so grateful to you all.
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    I am so grateful for the inspiration, answers to questions, and generosity of spirit I find here. Like a couple of others have said, I don't have any friends who quilt and my relatives live far away. On this board I can share the excitement of a new sewing machine and commiserate when we run out of a particular fabric. Now, I'm about to do some cyber-quilting today and post a question. :-)

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    i like this board because there are people who have some of the same problems i have and others on the board answer. without the exchange of information, there would only be pretty pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG View Post
    Besides the wealth of information, tips, encouragement, inspiration, and fellowship, I have become friends with several members....one in a nearby town. The moderators are to be commended on how generous they are with their time and help. Everyone seems to be so willing to share their knowledge and experience. The day I discovered the QuiltingBoard was one of the best days of my life.
    I'm thinking that many of us feel this way...I didn't want to join a guild because I didn't want to be obligated to do anything...I'm still decompressing from several years at a corporate job (translation-in a body cast!) and this Board is where I come to find friendship, information and good ideas. I became a quilter because of the generosity I saw and that generosity continues on this board.

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    I have learned so much about quilting, products, methods, and other websites to go to. However, for me the QB is an escape I can go to throughout the day and think about something I really enjoy. I am home everyday, after my husband and son leave, with my 91 year old Dad. This is my job now. He is handicapped and more health issues are cropping up. So, the QB helps keep me sane. Thanks. I feel I am interacting with other people, because I cannot go out too much to enjoy my quilting.

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    i appreciate this board for so many reasons- the friendships, the encouragement, advice, help, inspiration, friendships, laughter, group activities, friendships, sharing, motivation...you get the idea
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    I appreciate so much about this board & am so thankful I found it! I don't think I could add anything to all the wonderful things previously said. A huge thank you to the moderators, et al, who keep this running pleasantly smooth!
    Maureen

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    I so appreciate this board and the kind members here. I like the pictures of finished quilts, or tops as they provide constant inspiration without my having to drive anywhere. So many of you have helped with ideas. I've learned by asking questions and reading answer to others' questions.

    I'm just grateful there is a place like this where people from literally all around the world can get help and advice from each other. We can be encouraged to learn as quickly or as slowly as we feel comfortable.

    I've been challenged to keep improving by your pictures. I've picked up skills that I didn't even know existed before I joined the quilt board such as paper piecing. I like the fact that people from all over contribute and that it isn't just for beginners or advanced/experienced quilters.

    Thanks to all who run this board and keep it going smoothly. It is a joy to come here and have it be free of politics and in general, it is a positive place to be!

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    I love the quick suggestions I receive every time I post a question. It really helps a new quilter like me

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    I appreciate this board for all of the above! I think that this is one of the best places on earth to be...... I hate a day passing without being able to log on!

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    I have been only been quilting since July 2010 & found this board in Sept 2010. I am thankful for this board because of all the generous help & idea sharing, the comments on products to make things easier, the wonderful friendships I have come into, the inspiration & all the wonderful people on this board from moderators to new quilters who post & answer questions some of us never thought to ask! Thank you all!!
    Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply,Speak Kindly, Leave the rest to GOD

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    Oh, my goodness! There are so many reasons, I love this board. Above all, I'm thankful for all of the wonderful people, here! This board has made my quilting experience SO much more enjoyable. Because of this board, I now baste with Elmer's School Glue, which means I actually FINISH my quilts! I've been introduced to Sharon Schamber's binding method, which took away my dread of binding . . . and made it almost fun. There are so many beautiful quilts and other projects, being shown here, one can't help but be inspired!

    {{{{{ HUGS }}}}}
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    I love this place. I visit daily. What makes it special? The wonderful members who share their generosity, knowledge, inspiration and kindness. Without you all, I would not be the quilter I am today.
    Happy Quilting.

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    I love the QB because even though we are from all over the world and we don't always agree or see things the same way, we still care enough to share our opinions, experience, kindness and generosity. All levels of quilters can come together and share, learn and inspire. Everyone on this board is so kind and generous and no one is snobbish or uppity. We are just as willing to help a new quilter as we are in giving opinions or rather "options" to a more experienced quilter. We are so blessed to have a place to come and share our loves whether it be family, quilting or fur babies. God bless each and every one and especially the moderators that make all of this possible.

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    I appreciate this place for a number of reasons. I have read the posts so far and I think that my reasons are a combination of them all. I haven't been a member for even a month yet but anytime I have had a question it has been answered be it through posting or by me searching the archives. I do know that quilters are a loving and caring bunch of people. I so look forward to becoming more involved in this site as I learn more about what I am doing. I also know that if there is something that I am not sure about all I have to do is ask and it will be answered. My dear grandmother never got a chance to teach me quilting before she left this world but I do feel like I have found a place to learn about quilting and a place to fit in. Happy quilting all!!!, thumbup, thumbup

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    Besides all the patterns, suggestions, pictures, and "thumbs up", I've gained confidence in my quilting. I don't plan on entering any contests, but I am having fun making something out of love for my family and friends. I also get to see other people's stash and that's almost as much fun as going to the LQS and touching it. haha

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    I almost didn't post anything on this thread as you all have said in different ways what I feel. I also don't have many family members close and my friends don't quilt. So this has become my quilting family. I feel that you all are friends. The love that is shared here is awesome. To all my brothers and sisters in quilting counting the people that make this site available I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I wish that I could meet each and everyone of you someday to thank you in person. Since that doesn't seem like it will happen, would you all please put your arms around yourself and squeeze. That's a big hug from me. Thank you all. BrendaK
    Be kind to yourself, by being kind to others. When you help others you help yourself.

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    I love that I have a safe place to come to during the sleepless hours in the middle of the night. I have several painful conditions that make it difficult to sleep. So I get up and read all of the inspirational, informative, loving, funny and caring posts here. They make me smile, laugh and forget about the pain for a little while. They often give me incentive to try new projects. I have discovered You Tube and the vast amount of information posted there. I know if I have a question I can ask it here and someone (usually many someones) will be willing to provide a supportive response. I especially love that I can find humor here that is wonderful and safe enough to share with my 89 year old mother. We live a thousand miles apart but sharing the laughs from the jokes and stories I find here brings us closer together in our hearts. So thank you to all of you.

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    Like QuiltnNan, the wealth of information that is available as well as the creative ideas from more experienced quilters is incredible. I get inspiration and encouragement from all the postings. It's an amazing source for so much information. Thanks to everyone who is a part of this and a special thanks to those who started this Board.

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    There's not much I can add to what has allready been very well said, but everytime I'm here, I feel like I'm home. At least for me, it's the home that I wish I could have had. Love, laughter, help, inspiration..........the list go's on. Thank you all.

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    Ditto ditto ditto...I love this board - Like many others i have no quilting friends and my son & extended family are all 1000 miles away. (luckily daughter and grand-daughters are close by)
    Everyone here is so kind and helpful - even after all these years, i've learned so much - seeing your quilts inspires me -- and the fact that so many of us "think alike" is a comfort to me -cuz sometimes i wonder if i'm "OK", ya know?? Thanks for starting this thread -- and thank you to all the wonderful gals and guys out there -- it's so nice to be part of such a great community !!!

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    The Quilting Board has taught me many things. I appreciate everyone that shares their knowledge because it enhances someone else's mental library. Have learned a lot about Sewing Machines which helps a lot at charity I work at. We
    have a lot going on there and one thing is teaching people to sew, and if they don't have a machine, we give them one
    that we have picked up, fixed up and it is ready to go home with them. Our main machine fixer upper is very elderly
    and we were running short on machines, had a lot, but needed fixin. So, started bringing them home with me and figureing
    how to get them back up and running again. Now if I can just find homes for some of the older machines I have kicking around here, life will be good. Most of our people that we teach to quilt, choose the newer plastic machines.
    My stash keeps me in stitches!

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    There is no question in my mind that QB is the very best site on the WWW, every one on here is so helpful and I have learned so much just by reading these post. Thank you QB and all the people on it.

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    I have found a "gazillion" new best friends through QB. I know I will get the TRUTH when I ask a question here. And the support is so wonderful; when I am in a funk, my friends jump in to make me feel better. When I am having difficulty with a pattern, my friends jump in to encourage me to stick with it. I could go on and on and on. I have been sewing for many more years than most of you are old, and I learn something new every day. Thank You QB, and all my friends here.

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