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Thread: How many are basically lone quilters or have close friends they quilt with?

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    Super Member Quilting Aggi's Avatar
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    For the most part I sew/quilt alone, but I do have a group I sew with on Thursday nights. Mum and I started a Quilting Group about 5 years ago at Mum's place. Since we both moved recently to the new house, we haven't been with the group for weeks. I think we will be ready to start up the group again next Thursday. I can't WAIT to get back to it again.

    I do enjoy sewing on my own though, I find it my "ME" time and it's very therapeutic. Mum will be sewing with me more now that she is living in my basement apartment and the sewing studio is right outside her kitchen door!!!

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    loner here.I belong to a guild but I never seem to get to the meetings withmy work schedule

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    Another lone quilter here :( ...I did start to teach my daughter but she always seems to be at work!

    Karen xx

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    I'm a closet quilter. Not too many guys quilting in my area. I mentioned my quilting to one woman at the bar once. She asked me, if I was gay. If you knew me, you'd know how rediculous that question was. I chase skirts, every chance I get. :twisted:

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    Nothing wrong with a man that quilts!
    I have a friend that knits and crochets and he is ALWAYS chasing skirts...that is when his wife doesn't catch him looking lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytwopals
    I'm a closet quilter. Not too many guys quilting in my area. I mentioned my quilting to one woman at the bar once. She asked me, if I was gay. If you knew me, you'd know how rediculous that question was. I chase skirts, every chance I get. :twisted:
    OMG -- is quilting means a man is gay -- if a woman works on a car, does that make HER gay??? :evil: Hope you sneered and walked off from the woman (notice I didn't say "lady") at the bar!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bevanger
    Since my mom passed away 2 yrs ago. I'm all alone. No friends except on the computer. I mean I have "live" friends here but they all work and have their own lives and excitement to them is buying at Walmart. They don't quite get the idea of making it themselves....... Oh well, I have my 3 furbabies to keep me company
    Bev,
    I can see 2 of your furbabies in your avatar. What is your other furbabie?

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    My friend is the one who taught me to quilt. We try to get together once a week to work on whatever projects we each have going at the time. She has also taught another friend to quilt. That friend crochets berevement outfits. That led us to making things for one of the local hospital NICU for the babies. So we have several different directions we can go when we get together to sew/quilt. We love shopping at our local qs together. We are planning a trip to Houston in Oct. for the International quilt show there. 2 of us have been there twice before,but for one it will be her first time.

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    I quilt alone. I don't know anyone else here who quilts. I think it'd be fun to quilt with someone else, but I like being in my space because I'm the kind of person who'd probably pack up to take my stuff somewhere and forget something obvious! :roll:

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    I too quilt alone. I started a quilting forum so I would have
    people to talk with about it. They keep me motivated, which
    is good.

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    Both for me. I do go to an Adult Ed quilt class on Tuesday nights - & have for the last 17 years! lol I also have friends that quilt & we do try to get together once in a while & have a "stitch-n-8itch" day. I belong to one guild & am a past officer of the So. Calif Council of Quilt Guilds. But I also do a lot of my work at home on my own. That would be easy to see if you saw my house! Piles of fabric & goodies on the dining table, couch, coffee table....well pretty much every horizontal surface in the place! LOL

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    Sadly, I'm all alone. I was going to try a guild once but they sounded so snooty that I didn't feel welcome.

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    I do it all alone, shows, shopping, ideas, sewing. I used to work with a lady that we'd get together and go to the best fabric shops and shows. Then I had to move. I've done classes, in fact one of the shops have an open day for anyone to come in and sit and sew. I just lack the motivation to pack up everything to go do it. My bad!

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    I quilt alone. But belong to a small group that gets togather once a month.
    We dont quilt togather but share what we make. We also make blocks and one lady puts them togather for wounded warrier quilts. Then we share the cost of sending out for quilting.
    We are now doing a round robin where we work on each others quilt.
    But none of this is done in a group setting. We do our work at home alone.
    Meetings are for visiting and discussion.

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    A lone quilter. My job requires me to talk to soo many people every day, I'm always glad to sit down by myself and quilt. It is my quiet time.

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    Lone quilter here. I hate it since sometimes its nice to speak to someone who has "threads" in common. So I go to lqs's alone and quilt shows alone :(

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    I usually quilt alone. I requested an Ipod holder last Christmas, so now I can quilt to my favorite tunes or radio station. I attend Quilt Guild meetings once a month and go on three day quilting retreats, twice a year (24 ladies).
    I have spent a couple of quilting days at a friend's house while our husbands were out of town. That was fun and we are planning some quilting days at my house and possible roadtrips in July.

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    Most of my sewing is done here at home after work. But I do have a group of ladies from church and we get together one weekend a month for a UFO weekend. It runs from 5 - 11 (12 or 1) Friday and 9 - 3 on Saturday. It just so happens that it is tonight and tomorrow. We will have anywhere from 4 to 12 of us come and sew away. I love UFO weekends, it's a great time to get together with my friends and sew and swap ideas, patterns and sometimes even fabrics. Last weekend we went on the Central Coast Quilt run, there were 6 of us and we had a great time hitting 14 quilt shops and buying lots of stuff. It is great to go with friends, we help each other look for things we're searching for and helping to get good matches or contrasts.
    I also belong to a Guild but can't attend every month cause I volunteer for the MOPS Group at church and sometimes they land on the same days. Have never taken a workshop with Guild as I work and can't make it to those.

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    Ho-hum, gots no friends, gots no buddies, very much a loner. Actually, my productive time is after 8 pm and that's not a time to go calling anyway.

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    I mostly do my sewing/quilting alone but about every two weeks my sister and I get together and have a sewing day. I wish it could be more often but she works and has little time.
    I joined a guild once but then had to stop going because i went back to work. Now they are way to advanced for me. Just me and my kitties.
    They are a great help--always in the way.

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    Lone quilter here. I've helped some friends learn to quilt, though.

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    I have a busy, noisy job. I am a school lunch manager and feed 2400 kids a day. That sewing room is my oasis. I love the hum of the machine and no chatter. So I am a lone quilter.

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    I am a lone quilter too..i do enjoy my own space and peace and quiet but sometimes it would be nice to do things with someone who also enjoys quilting. i have tried to join a sewing guild and lessons but everytime I do work or other commitments seem to get in the way so it is just easier to quilt whenever I have time. i do have a friend who is very creative but she lives 6 hours away and when we do catch up we talk nonstop!

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    I'm a loner also. I do belong to a Quilting Guild. A very nice one with wonderful people. But it is hard for me to go on The mondays once of a month because it is at night. Not used to driving on dark roads like we have in Georgia. I MEAN DARK. :shock: Deer run across the roads all the time. No one makes fun of me which is nice. LOL I try to go as many Weds. as I can. The Sit and Sew meetings are every Wed. from 9:00 to 12:00. Sadly I haven't been able to go much for the last few months. I have Neighbors that are quilters. But they are Military and are used to doing and being alone no matter how dark it is and think I am a sissy. Which I don't think I am just cautious. Besides being a lot younger than I am. So that leaves me with me. Which is just fine.
    BillsBonBon

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltnut4ever
    Lone quilter here. I hate it since sometimes its nice to speak to someone who has "threads" in common. So I go to lqs's alone and quilt shows alone :(
    How sad, too bad you don't live close, we could have lots of fun!!

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