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    Smile Hubbies who quilt!

    For those of you ladies who have husbands who quilt and share your hobby/passion, I am jealous! My DH is very good with many things, yet sometimes I wish that he quilted! I also have been envious of those mother/daughter/sister teams. Must be such fun to shop together!!!
    We all have our blessings, those just are not mine.

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    I am blessed with good quilting pals. We shop and go and do all quilting things together. I prefer my DH not to be involved in my quilting.
    Got fabric?

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    I, too, am blessed with quilting buddies... can't even imagine DH quilting!! It's not going to happen (short of a brain transplant...) What I wish for, however, is that we'll move the "big tv" upstairs from the basement to our living room. That way I'm only one floor away from him when I'm quilting (in my sewing room upstairs...) As it is, we call each other on the cell to talk!! ha ha....
    "... let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I am blessed with good quilting pals. We shop and go and do all quilting things together. I prefer my DH not to be involved in my quilting.

    Ditto. Everyone needs breathing room!

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    I have been blessed to find a good sewing buddy, we go to shows and classes together and share. My husband likes to go to Hancocks of Paducah with me to find material (so that is a plus). He supports my hobby and gives me plenty of praise - but he doesn't want to play with anything more than that. Thank God for friends with like interests!!!
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    He doesn't quilt and I don't hunt! That being said, if there were lobsters running wild in the woods, I just might be tempted to go over to the dark side. Hubby knows his way around a sewing machine. He has designed and made several of his own ice fishing tents and did a wonderful job. We do share a common area. My so-called sewing room is decorated with deer horns, his gun cabinet and his fly tying bench. Seldom are we occupying it simultaneously. Seriously, he is so good mathematically and with machinery, he would make a wonder LAQer.

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    My DH is my book keeper. Thank God as I could never balance a check book. He does the gardening and I quilt..... Oh well I play with the fabric. We go to Mass together but I go alone to my prayer group. We share the dog.... Hugs

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    Smickchick like you I have no husband, children or parents. Other quilters I meet all are blessed with lovely ndividuals in these areas.
    Do you also feel isolated from a world you know nothing. I do . I tend to leave it to quilting colleagues to get in touch with me because I am concerned about interrupting their family times.

    Patchwork and quilting has been my life saver. I really enjoy and spend time everyday doing some at some time. I also enjoy hand piecing or hand applique. Busy hand and mind keep me happy.

    Beautiful quilts feeling soft material an curling up in a soft quilt I made.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Smickchick like you I have no husband, children or parents. Other quilters I meet all are blessed with lovely ndividuals in these areas.
    Do you also feel isolated from a world you know nothing. I do . I tend to leave it to quilting colleagues to get in touch with me because I am concerned about interrupting their family times.

    Patchwork and quilting has been my life saver. I really enjoy and spend time everyday doing some at some time. I also enjoy hand piecing or hand applique. Busy hand and mind keep me happy.

    Beautiful quilts feeling soft material an curling up in a soft quilt I made.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    My Husband has no attention to detail. He does not quilt, sew, he is best with yard work and such. We spend most f the week together, except for about 10 hours. I can go to my sewing room and be by myself for several hours. Just a room away.
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    I am definitely lucky. Kevin was the one who actually got me started in quilting...he bought an antique treadle sewing machine for me for Christmas one year....and now we've had a quilt shop together for 2 years. He has a great eye for detail and does the majority of our quilting for customers (all the custom work), and he can piece quilts too if the need arises, although I do the majority of the piecing. We bounce ideas off each other, and usually he is right (although I don't tell him that every time or his head would swell too much lol).

    Christine

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    I think I'm totally blessed. My man would sew anything for me including running my long arm. He comes with me to fabric stores and all the quilt shows I go to....It's great and he's my biggest enabler to increasing my stash lol...I say buy 2 or 3 meters he says noooooooo buy 4 or 5 so he never hears coming out of the quilting room these words "OMG I don't have enough of this material". Yeppers he's my enabler....He's a keeper, but not just for quilting but for many many more reasons.

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    I'm married to a model railroader who has a very large room dedicated to his hobby. He appreciates what I do and I return the favor. He does often help with choices - "Which sashing do you like better?" Things like that. Good color sense, and he encourages me to "buy good tools," and he got me my Janome with some money he got when his mom died. He goes to shows and shops, but does tire of it sooner than a QB does. I go to model RR shows and try to be interested. My sewing is spread around in the kitchen and living room, so I do envy his private space, but the best thing is that we both have a "stash" of stuff we may never use, but we rarely criticize each other for it. If only they built quilt shops and RR shops in the same place, or held shows simultaneously in the same town. Maybe it's best to spread them apart though, so we don't go through all the money at once.

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    christine or btiny36 do either one of them have a brother that is single ...???

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    My husband is very supportive, bought me a really nice sewing machine, encourages me to buy dies for my cutting, fabric he will go shopping with me, but I like it when he does not...I like to take my time. He loves to read and play music so we both he our away time a room away. He does help sort my scrap cut pieces for scrappy quilts....darks vs lights and counts them out for me...helps with the design sometimes or colors. Just enough help that keeps him included...and always helps me spray bast my quilt. He is my encouragement...pushes me to finish or start a new project. Got me into FMG'ing and also to make a queen quilt and then a king. He's a keeper...I would not mind him cutting my fabric in the cutter or ironing...but NOPE that is not for him. Oh...and he made me a sewing room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yel View Post
    christine or btiny36 do either one of them have a brother that is single ...???
    Unfortunately not...has a brother, but he's married

    Christine

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    I belong to a smallish guild (just over 50 members) that meets once a month Sept. through June; I miss them during the summer. I do have a couple of friends who also quilt and once in a while we do things together, incuding a weekend retreat 2x a year.

    What I do not have - and do not want, lol, is a DH who quilts! When I see others talk about their husband sewing with them, I cringe! I need some time to myself. Good thing, too, as the most interest he's shown is to say, "That's a lot of pieces." He much prefers super fluffy comforters on the bed.

    Then again, I'm not interested in his hobbies, either (watching sports!).

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    I am blissfully on my own! My DH participates in his way by doing dishes, laundry, cleaning, garbage duty, cut grass and so many other things, just so I can spend what little time I have, enjoying my creative needs.

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    my hubby doesn't quilt- but he does help me out on occasion- but I do have 2 sons and a nephew who are all 3 wonderful, inspiring quilters- they have since they were quite young encouraged me, challenged me, and been inspiring- my nephew was the first one I had met who used the backside of a fabric in an appliqued piece- I noticed & said- "Jess, you put this piece in upside down"...his reply---I didn't like the other side- I liked this side...& you paid for both sided didn't you? ...my oldest son & my nephew both taught their girlfriends to quilt & helped them with their first quilts- they have wonderful color sense & jump right in with both feet to try things fearlessly...I love it when the 'boys' are around to quilt with! all 3 are adults now- my oldest son is busy, busy living in the city & doing other things...my youngest is in the Navy & not sewing these days...but my nephew- still lives fairly close (40 miles) and is married, expecting his first child and creating a first baby quilt. he's an engineer, and when I visit I always see new blocks hanging on his little design wall. i'm glad my hubby doesn't really want to quilt- the 2 of us would not fit in my sewing room together. i'm messy, while working on a project- he is an 'everything in it's place' type of guy...he is afraid of my room
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    He doesn't quilt but he can piece. He's picky also like a perfectionist. he supports me in everything I do. He only steps in if it looks like any kind of an expensive venture. Sometimes he will get upset about something then go seam rip through an old pair of jeans. He'll say "I need to tear into something." So I'll give him a pear of jeans or whatever. He has used the machine to mend an old grunge shirt that isn't ready for the scrap basket. If he's at Walmart, he'll stop by the fabric area and look through the remnant bin and maybe bring something home.

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    My daughter or husband don't quilt but both go fabric shopping with me. They help me decide on lay outs when I need help.
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    When life gives you scraps, make a quilt.

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    My DH has mentioned he might like to make a quilt using a treadle machine, of which we have many. That might have to wait until retirement. In the meantime, he helps me with color choices, the math when I want to change a pattern, figuring out how to make a certain template and overall support. He's a keeper!

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    [QUOTE=DOTTYMO;6127522]. I tend to leave it to quilting colleagues to get in touch with me because I am concerned about interrupting their family times.[/QUOTE

    I don't know any quilter friends who are concerned about another quilting friend interrupting their family time. Don't let that thought stop you from calling about a play date.
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    I didn't know anyone that quilted, and tried to get those I know interested in.. It didn't work. I met a wonderful board member that introduced me to a friend of hers, and I ended up going to a quilt show with both, and ended up going to a couple of shows with her friend.. The timing wasn't right for the board member, but we will eventually hang out, and I can see a lot of fun in the future with both..

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    I to have no quilting buddy or a quilting husband, but the board is the best for the help and support. He dose tell me if I use bigger peices at wouldn't take so long to make it. He dosen't like for me to be in the sew room when his home, he finds thing that I have to go help him when I'm in the sew room. It was his mother that get me in to quilting so he dosen't say much about the my quilting he just dosen't like it. he is sure I have to much fabric, to many books, to much anything quilting. So maybe you should count youself luck that your husband dose not quilt.
    Scrapy quilts have more love in them.

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