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    I spend to much time here, not enough time to quilt.

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    I spend a lot of time with my sewing machines, but I am not always quilting. I am the family mender and end up with all sorts of projects.

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    I am retired and if I am at home, I am most probably sitting at the sewing machine. It is truly my recreation.

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    its supposed to be my full time job but i would say i spend 4-5 hours devoted to it 5 days a week.

    i have my family to care for and i have myself to care for then in between i quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msawicki64
    I was wondering how much time per day do you spend on quilting? I work fulltime but get off early afternoon so I've got time every afternoon but sometime I fee quilty always up in my sewing room. Just curious.
    msawicki

    I spend the time that I have left when I am done doing what I have to do! Generally 2 hours or so per day sometimes more! Having said that, Mondays and Fridays I try to quilt for most of the day, while I am doing my laundry!

    TreeFrog

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    Who or what makes you feel guilty when you are doing something creative, productive and therapeutic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by msawicki64
    I was wondering how much time per day do you spend on quilting? I work fulltime but get off early afternoon so I've got time every afternoon but sometime I fee quilty always up in my sewing room. Just curious.
    I still work full time, so I have only late evenings and weekends - no where near enough time. I have children and grandkids in Winchester that we visit too.

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    I also work full time and do not have enough time to spend in my quilting room! I thought I was retired from teaching about 6 years ago but both my husband and I (he was also a teacher) returned to full time work as teacher's aides in special education. We just couldn't stay away from being with the kids. But, now that I've begun quilting I find I have little time to quilt. I go in spurts and spend as much time as possible in evenings and on weekends when we are not busy. We also have been raising our granddaughter for the past 6 years and,as many of you know, parenting takes time. Just need to say we love our granddaughter(age 12 now) and I love whatever time I have quilting!

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    I sew every day.

    Either hand stitch, machine or am working with my long arm Gammill Statler.

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    Most days a couple of hours as I am retired(finally!) :-D

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    more time than I should -- my house is cluttered and dusty and my yard needs mowing and the flowerbeds mulching -- an hour or two is spent on QB and several hours working on current projects, a d9p and Balt.Alb., and thinking about a tshirt quilt I have promised to make

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    not as much as i want to !!!

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    Not nearly enough, have a few projects and nothing completed. I rip out as much as I sew and then I have to sit and think before I sew again. I work full time, so weekends usually have more time, but with spring around the corner there will be yard work, oh well!!

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    Just a few minutes in the evenings. Now that it is warm I spend
    so much time outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammysharon
    Most days a couple of hours as I am retired(finally!) :-D
    Isn't it great to be retired, not the age part, but the time to do whatever you want. I even started baking bread from scratch.

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    I'm retired, but some days I don't sew at all, and some days I spend three or four hours in the sewing room in several sessions.

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    Not enough for me either. Can't wait until I retire in June this year. First on my list is to get everything organized and then sew, sew, sew.

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    Usually on weekends only, but because I am a school principal and have 10-12 hour days as a minimum, I dont get much time during the week.

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    I dream about quilting. I see quilts everywhere (see my avatar). I doodle with a giant sewing machine (longarm business), design quilts and patterns, and teach classes to both youth and adults. I pretty much live in my sewing room. I make charity quilts for soldiers and for humanitarian efforts to send around the world. I quilt with my daughters for their trousseaus, and am a member of six different guilds. I oversee the home arts room (including the quilt show) of my county fair, and serve on the board of the Home Machine Quilting Show in Salt Lake City. I've judged quilts at county and state fairs, and have entered quilts in fairs and shows around the region with a collection of ribbons to show for it. I write about quilting (http://quiltscapesquilting.blogspot.com), I read about quilting in books, magazines and online, and I decorate with quilts around my house. I guess you could say I am passionate about quilting. Oh, and I love to cook and sing. And then I dream about quilting some more. So, how much time? FULL time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltaddict
    Not enough for me either. Can't wait until I retire in June this year. First on my list is to get everything organized and then sew, sew, sew.
    Congrats on your upcoming retirement plans. First year that I was retired, cleaned, painted, restored etc. throughout the house! A friend said I would "get over it"! and yes, I did - now things get done when needed - rest of time spent doing what I like,walking, cooking, lunch with fellow retired co-worker, and renewing my love of sewing (quilting projects in earnest!) Enjoy. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltaddict
    Not enough for me either. Can't wait until I retire in June this year. First on my list is to get everything organized and then sew, sew, sew.
    Congrats on your upcoming retirement plans. First year that I was retired, cleaned, painted, restored etc. throughout the house! A friend said I would "get over it"! and yes, I did - now things get done when needed - rest of time spent doing what I like,walking, cooking and sewing (quilting projects renewed in ernest) Enjoy.

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    Not as much time as I want to. I wish I got off early afternonn, I would have lots of stuff marked off my list. Right now I have a growing list of projects and not enough time to do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper
    I quilt in fits and starts. Sometimes I am very motivated and sometimes I'm not. I always have a project "going" though.
    I do that too.I have plenty of time but some times I do not feel like sitting at the machine.

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