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Thread: Gratitude-Why do you appreciate Quilting Board?

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    Senior Member leighway's Avatar
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    Gratitude-Why do you appreciate Quilting Board?

    They say that gratitude precedes prosperity and without prosperity, the size of my stash suffers!!
    I wanted to take a minute to thank all of you here on this board for the free sharing of information on products and techniques and sources. I've received the equivalent of a PhD by reading the posts.

    For days now, I've been searching on You Tube for a quilt video I wanted to make. I lost it after a late Saturday night's browsing and had to do a system restore on my computer, which took out my history. This morning, in reading a new post, I went to one of the suggested links and found the thread that took me to the lost video. Thank you!!

    I got to thinking about all the good things I've gotten from this board and so far, my favorites include: pinmoors, Triangulation software (oh the joy!), the June Tailor ruler (make my own jelly rolls), Bailey's longarm quilting machines (in the dream category.)

    What have you found that has made your life, as a quilter sooo much better by finding it on this board?

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    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!!

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    Inspiration, information. I love all the wonderful ideas and brilliant minds here. I have learned so much about sewing machines here. Before, I just used them and even got rid of one when it wasn't working the way I wanted it to. Now, I adopt these abandoned machines, clean them up and get amazing satisfaction of taking something that was neglected and unused and turning it into a useful, even beautiful machine.

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    The inspiration I get here is wonderful. Thanks everyone for the beautiful work you share and the encouragement

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    i love the wealth of information and the inspiration from other quilters. i don't know of another place where so much is available in one spot.
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    What a nice thread! Being a part of this board is like going to many classes!! What a wonderful group to be part of!!

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    Thank you for starting this thread. I have learned so many things on this board that I couldn't list them all. But, for me, the most important (and wonderful) thing I have found is the generosity. It is so nice to visit a place where people are always willing to help and share. Whether it be information, hugs, prayers, pats on the back, or even sharing of real items it soothes my soul and makes my heart smile.
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    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.
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    The inspiration I get from seeing all the beautiful projects is my favorite. I can't wait every morning to get my coffee made and sit down to read the Quilt Board. I have a long list of quilts I want to make from seeing yours on here. I also get inspiration to get UFO's finished from you. Thanks to all of you for your sharing of information and kindness. This is a great community!

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    I am so thankful for this Board because I am just on my first quilt and because of everything I am learning on here, it is making it seem so easy.
    People cannot believe that this is my first quilt.
    Thanks to all of you and the ones that started this Board.

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    I love that I can come read about what everyone else is doing and get help/encouragement when I need it .. I rarely can get out of the house and I have no one to talk quilts with so this is my happy place to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauriejo View Post
    Thank you for starting this thread. I have learned so many things on this board that I couldn't list them all. But, for me, the most important (and wonderful) thing I have found is the generosity. It is so nice to visit a place where people are always willing to help and share. Whether it be information, hugs, prayers, pats on the back, or even sharing of real items it soothes my soul and makes my heart smile.
    i couldn't agee more! This board is awesome.

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    I feel like all of the members are friends. Any time there is a problem, many members answer. I love reading everyone's posts, and usually start my day by reading the QB. Love all you guys.
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    I do not have any friends that quilt... and my closest family is 550 miles away. The board gives me a community of quilters that I would not have without it.

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    im thankful for this board because i learn so much here. when i started reading this board i would never make anything without a pattern and now its rare for me to even use a pattern. i read stuff here and come up with my own ideas and layouts and if something doesnt work i just try something different. i get so much encouragement from people here and theres so much knowledge here theres no reason to get frustrated just ask and someone will tell you how to make it work. now if i could just finish all those ufo's lol. oh well no one is perfect right ??
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    I love the sharing and caring also. Especially the inspiration by looking at the beautiful works of others whether it's a quilting project or a sewing project.

    Thank you!

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    Reasons why I enjoy the board -
    I love seeing so many new quilt designs, tools, and techniques.
    It is wonderful to see so many people starting their post by saying "I'm a new quilter."
    I've met some wonderful people in real life because they were members of the board.
    I've been alerted to fabulous sales.
    I feel happy when I can occasionally answer a question.
    I started my pattern business because of encouragement on the board.

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    In a nutshell: generosity.
    "Only those who know enough is enough can ever have enough." Lao Tzu

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    It has become my best friend, (better), I get my coffee in the morning and read the QB. The info, the pictures, the sharing and generosity is the best. Whether I am at home or away I never miss visiting with all of you.

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    I have friends, they don`t quilt,and I want to learn. This is the place!! I love all the different slants on subjects, they are so cute some times. Some times I wish I could meet every one of you, I know we would have some thing in common. Subjects range from ...my beloved animals...to my beloved gardens, to many family interests. And then quilting. Some times there are sad things (I wish I could help you) and then funny things we all live with. How can anyone ask for anything more?

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    Originally Posted by lauriejo

    Thank you for starting this thread. I have learned so many things on this board that I couldn't list them all. But, for me, the most important (and wonderful) thing I have found is the generosity. It is so nice to visit a place where people are always willing to help and share. Whether it be information, hugs, prayers, pats on the back, or even sharing of real items it soothes my soul and makes my heart smile.

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    For me, Lauriejo's post says it all.
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    It is great to be able to post a photo of a quilt in progress and get opinions from you all, and it is rewarding to provide information to new quilters. Sometimes I've received advice that has taken a quilt in an entirely new direction. I love seeing photos of your quilts with dogs and children - they bring a smile to my face.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Continuing friendship with several dear members is my most thankful treasure!!
    Eye candy every day when I see all the pictures of quilts made here.
    Traveling the world from my chair at home with those who share their homes and world with us.
    Tips, tricks, and tutorials freely shared.
    The acceptance and lack of complaint/criticism/condemnation from members on this forum, that's the best!

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    You are all such a wonderful group of people who go out of your way to help those who are looking for help in learning our craft. You are there to give support to those who are having problems in their lives. You bring beauty by sharing your art and laughter by sharing your humor. It is a wonderful place to be and I am so happy I found it. Thank you all for being here and thank all of you who work so hard to bring it to us and keep it a good place to be,

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    I love this board because I know without all the things I have learned about machine piecing and quilting I would never have made any quilts. Now I am venturing into raw edge applique and freehand drawing my own items for applique. I constantly have new ideas for projects and it's all because when I come you folks open my eyes to all the possibilities. Thank you QB and everyone who shares on this board.

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