Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 6 of 7 FirstFirst ... 5 6 7 LastLast
Results 126 to 150 of 154

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

  1. #126
    Senior Member judithb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    368
    Yes, Yes!
    I would love to have access to the huge cutting boards, tables large enough to baste a big quilt and ironing board!
    Judith

  2. #127
    Senior Member dlf0122quilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Sun City, CA
    Posts
    503
    I am a little of both. I belong to several groups where we sit and stitch but those are applique groups. When I do my machine quilt work, I do that alone. I prefer doing work on my machine alone because I get more done that way. I found these friendship groups by joining my local guild and they had splinter groups (friendship groups) already established and you could join one based on your likes and dislikes in quilting.

  3. #128
    Zoe
    Zoe is offline
    Junior Member Zoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    109
    Hi, I wish we lived closer so that we could start our own group or you could join our "Has Beens" group of diverse ladies (and one gentleman) who needed more than what our local guild has to offer. Like you, I did not fit in nor did I like what I saw in the guild itself. Oh, yes, I know they can be great and supportive, but the level of nitpicking and outright anger at some of these meetings was a real turn-off. They were not welcoming to newcomers considering their select circle to be such advanced quilters that they did not seem to want to teach or to mentor a new quilter. Happily, we have smaller, less formal groups who meet, and thank goodness--no by-laws, no dues, no filing a tax return, etc., etc. So happy quilting to you. :D

  4. #129
    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    East Oklahoma - pining for Massachusetts
    Posts
    9,841
    I am very lucky that our church has a little group that meets on Tuesdays. We talk about all kinds of things, and they have big tables for when we need to lay our quilts out for pinning. Also my sister lives next door and she is a quilter too.

    When I am not at the church, or with my sister, I just have a lovely quiet time by myself. I do not even turn on the radio. I do sometimes, talk to the dog though...... :-)

  5. #130
    conblond2005's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Bennett, Colorado
    Posts
    635
    I have a close friend that I sew with sometimes. Local churches are good places to check for quilter clubs.

  6. #131
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Carp, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    36
    I am alone. No one to share or ask questions about quilting. I read alot! :-)

  7. #132
    Senior Member dlf0122quilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Sun City, CA
    Posts
    503
    There are groups of Prayers and Squares quilt ministry in many churches. You can Google them to get their website. There are over 900 chapters all over the world and there are all levels of quilters. It is a gret organization without dues and many people love to help and teach this wonderful art.

    I hope you can find some others in your area who are wanting to teach and learn. It is so nice to have friends to call upon in this craft.

  8. #133
    jojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    46
    I quilt alone, although sometimes my friend comes over when I'm making bags. jo

  9. #134
    tigerlily11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    130
    So many lone quilters. Makes me feel like I fit right in. I didn't realize there were so many of us out there. The creative process, for me, is kinda a loner activity. I run ideas past my 2 daughters, and they are good at giving good feedback, but my quilting time is usually spent alone. Deb watkins, my quilting time is surprisingly done between about 8pm and 1:30am. Weird how that happens, huh.

  10. #135
    Hotrod's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Edwards, MO
    Posts
    8
    I recently moved to Missouri from Indiana and left my quilting buddy behind. :( However; I have free long distance and we make plans for me to call her at an appointed time and we sew for 2 or 3 hours at a time. Sometimes one of us will sew and the other one just talks. We call it our 'therapy'. We even have a web cam that we use sometimes to ask each others advice about a fabric or to show off our latest finished project. Works great for us.

  11. #136

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    1,844
    Hotrod...I think you are not too far from a quilt store in Camdenton, Mo. Haven't been there yet, so, if you do, let me know what you think:)Skeat

  12. #137
    Super Member pennyswings's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Originally from NY, now retired in Argentina. Miss the USA!!! :-(
    Posts
    1,577
    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrod
    I recently moved to Missouri from Indiana and left my quilting buddy behind. :( However; I have free long distance and we make plans for me to call her at an appointed time and we sew for 2 or 3 hours at a time. Sometimes one of us will sew and the other one just talks. We call it our 'therapy'. We even have a web cam that we use sometimes to ask each others advice about a fabric or to show off our latest finished project. Works great for us.
    Hotrod:
    It is so great that you can still get together over the distance. Isn't technology wonderful?? What would we do without the things we take for granted everyday?

  13. #138
    Senior Member Toni C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Crosby,Texas
    Posts
    837
    Lone quilter

  14. #139
    Super Member 1screech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,721
    I quilt alone and with a group of 12 ladies twice a month. It is a wonderful group of women. They meet 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10:00 to 2:00. The hose provides Tea, coffee and we bring our lunch. It gives opportunity for us to share our lives, see what each other is working on and get help and opinions if we run into a gliche.

  15. #140
    Bev
    Bev is offline
    Super Member Bev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,188
    I'm a lone quilter pretty much. I do belong to a guild that meets once a month, but I don't quilt with anybody. I have one friend who enjoys collecting quilts, but she never makes one. However she and I talk quilts a lot on the phone and computer.
    My girls all love getting quilts as gifts, but would never consider making one ... too time consuming.
    8)

  16. #141
    Lyn4ty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Rockford, IL
    Posts
    552
    I am loner quilter too. My qulting buddy lives a distance from me and with different work schedudes we don't get to do much more than talk on the phone about quilting. I don't mind quilting alone, but sure would like a few more quilt friends. Need to join the local guild I guess.

  17. #142
    imjustme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    754
    I do it by myself. I don't know anyone else interested in it. I am the only one in my family.

  18. #143
    Lyn4ty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Rockford, IL
    Posts
    552
    I'm the only one in my family too so I know what you mean. I hope when my granddaugther gets older, she's just one soon, that i will be able to pass on my love of quilts and sewing to her.

  19. #144
    Senior Member KittyGram's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    480
    I'm generally a lone quilter, but do take an occasional class at one of two LQS's. I have a friend who is about as new to quilting as I am, and we talk a good game, but have only gotten together once to quilt together. She lives 45 minutes away from me. I also have two guilds nearby, but have yet to check them out. This fall I will do that.

    Three of my sisters make quilts, but one is 5 hours away from me, and the other two are about 18 hours away!!!

  20. #145
    gg00se's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    5
    Lone Quilter
    I live in northern Quebec, about 12 hours north of Montreal. When my job stresses me, quilting is my therapy! I'm an early riser (4:30 a.m.), so I piece patches in the morning before work! Its a great way to start the day and build my latest quilt!
    It would be great to have someone close by who quilts!

  21. #146
    Senior Member Marilyn Philips's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    350
    :mrgreen: I have a neighbor in my condominium complex that comes over about once every 2 weeks and we spend the afternoon just quilting, talking, etc. Sometimes another neighbor also comes over and knits, crochets, etc. she is not a quilter, but no matter, it makes for a nice afternoon. We also attend quilt guilt once a month together and I really enjoy that. I always thought that a lot of quilters just gathered in their own small groups on regular basis and was envious of that, but I guess that is not the case. In any case, I'm not complaining with what I have available and sometimes just doing stuff on my own if very relaxing.

  22. #147
    jojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    46
    Wow, that's a long way (northern Quebec) from me, down in Texas. Isn't the internet wonderful? So what project are you working on at 4:30 in the morning? j

  23. #148
    Senior Member cassie69emt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    383
    Eddie wrote:

    Being a man, I'm pretty much a lone quilter as a result. I checked into our local quilt guild which has a pretty large following. They meet monthly and their website newsletter indicates that they have about 70 members attend each meeting. But I was looking at the bylaws on their website and it says that the guild is open to women only and that men are prohibited from attending any functions. That's the reason my initial post here on this forum was to ask if men are allowed, I didn't want to step on any toes in case they weren't. Happily, we are!



    In my opinion MEN can lend a helping hand at times for instance my hubby can see how to make a cutting of fabric go quicker or look a t a block and say why do they have to do it that way this is how I would do it . I always go to hi for help

  24. #149
    Bev
    Bev is offline
    Super Member Bev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,188
    Some men are excellent quiltmakers, too. Our guild has two male members. Both have made some terrific quilts. We always have a show & tell and these two men usually have something great to show. One is married to another one of our guild members and they've made some pretty neat quilts together. The other is not married, so it took a lot of courage for him to come alone. But he was welcomed wholeheartedly by everyone.
    As I recall Ricky Timms joined a guild when he first started quilting and look at him now. He says he was treated very warmly by all members.
    Men can make quilts just as easily as women, if they want to. Too bad our type of society thinks any kind of needlework is only for women and sissies. :(

  25. #150

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    1,844
    (Men can make quilts just as easily as women)I totally agree w/this statement and often say, even outloud, that I have no idea why more men don't! I just helped build w/my husband a small dog house and explained thru the whole process how much it is exactly like quilting! With all the precise measuring, cutting and assemble. My FIL's neighbor ...a man! Took me on his quilt tour. Amazing quilts!! I do believe if a man, that didn't quilt, but loved precision of any kind... would give it a try, just once....they would be snagged into our quilt world forever!!:)No doubt!

Page 6 of 7 FirstFirst ... 5 6 7 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.