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Old 04-12-2007, 03:54 PM
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I have sewn WAY too many things to name something for each, but as for the quilts I don't think I can come up with something for each. I have sewn for my daughter almost since birth, she is 24 now, and western shirts for my son, he is 27 now.

I have been quilting since July 2005 and was hooked from the first cut of the fabric. I am married and have a son, daughter-in-law, and two grand daughters. I also have a daugther, son-in-law, and a grandson. My husband and I have been married for 29 years now.

I work full time as a food and nutrition supervisor at the local hospital and am active in our church. I try to quilt or sew some each day, even if it is only 10-15 minuets.

I love my family and really enjoy giving quilts as gifts.

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Old 04-12-2007, 03:56 PM
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One babyquilt:

And I inhaled!
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Old 04-12-2007, 04:36 PM
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Everything I've ever sewn or quilted? Okay.

1. Blue with gold ruffle dress for Barbie.
--One of my best friends thought I was a boy for the first three weeks after meeting me. He realized I was a girl when I wore bright red lipstick one day.

2. Pants with the dragon from Dragon Ball Z painted in fabric paint on the right leg.
--I was almost born on Friday March 13th, 1987, but held out until the very next morning.

3. Camo boxers
--My dad wanted to name me Mercedes because my last name is Benz, but luckily Mom absolutely disagreed with the idea. My name ended up being Samantha after my parents watched Bewitched on Nick At Nite one evening. But, despite the fact I would have hated to be named Mercedes, the name I use when inputing my name for high scores on video games is "Merche".

4. Flying V guitar plushie
--My favorite band is Kittie. The first (and so far only) concert I ever went to was a Kittie concert on July 7, 2004 at the House of Blues in Chicago.

5. Black crushed velvet Chinese robe
--Love just about anything Japanese (food, art, culture, animes, games). My dream is to go to Japan and be entertained by a geisha (no, a geisha's not a prostitute as most people in the West seem to believe. They're actually practicioners of the traditional Japanese arts. "Geisha" literally means "artist")

6. Denim purse
--I am a Mountain Dew addict. In late 2005 the Pepsi Co. was giving away an XBox 360 every ten minutes for nine weeks and I was so desperate to get one that I drank Mountain Dew every day for 7 of those weeks trying to get codes to enter to try and win. Thus, I became addicted. Between all the Dews I drank and all the bottle caps other people gave me I acculmulated 160 codes and I never won. I did get an XBox 360 the following July after saving up all the money I got for graduation.

7. Black vinyl top with black ribbon laced up the front (through 12 D rings) and straps with silver buckles
--Made this project to wear to prom and people asked me where I bought it. It got done half an hour before my friends came to pick me up.

8. Black and white nine patch and solid red squares baby quilt
--I got interested in quilting last summer, but didn't start quilting until around last November. Now I can't resist the fabric section of Wal-Mart.

9. Blue top with V-shaped back (looks like crap)
--I went to GameStop for the midnight launch of the Nintendo Wii. I was blessed with the title of being the only girl gamer there.

10. Super Mario mushroom quilt (not finished yet)
--I've been playing video games for about 17 years. According to the list I've compiled, as of April 12, 2007 I've beaten at least 58 games in my lifetime. The last game I beat was Legend of Zelda: Twlight Princess.

11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle quilt (not finished yet)
--I cracked my skull open on the edge of a coffee table while pretending to be a Power Ranger.

12. Sea map from the Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (planning stages)
--My favorite restraunt is Garfield's because they have great food and they put paper (the kind you would get on a huge roll) on the table and give you crayons to draw with (being an artist, that's awesome!) The only Garfield's in Wisconsin is in Oakwood Mall in Eau Claire and usually I over indulge so I have to make my way over to the Dance Dance Revolution machine at the arcade afterwards to work off the bloatedness.
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Old 04-12-2007, 07:24 PM
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Although I had quilted before, I credit my quilting start to my granny,who gave me quilt tops to finish for my children. Since then I have made several baby blankets for the little ones. I currently have 5 grandchildren, with two of my own yet to deliver. I have created quilts for each of my 4 children as well, encouraging them into the wonderful world of quilting and design. I love to applique and hand quilt. Have EQ5 currently and have spent several hours designing with the program. Born in Key West, I have been in all but 2 of the 50. Navy brat...Spent most summers in Miss. with my Grandparents on their farm. Learned to can, churn butter,and basically live off the land. Quite different from the California years when was a valley girl before I knew there were any. Used to work in radio, and I dealt blackjack, owned cake and candy business, refinished homes and reupholstered furniture. Published poetry and bartended, taught college courses....Life has not been boring.There is so much more....but I am still living it...and quilting as I go.
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:24 PM
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WOW! I love reading everyone's responses and getting to know a little bit about each and everyone of you. It sounds like everyone has a full life...along with sewing and quilting.. :D I also love hearing about everyone's projects. What inspiration! I am finally working on my first wallhanging and I just went to JoAnns today and bought material for my first quilt...so HOPEFULLY, hahah I will have more to post soon. :lol: Okay everyone, there are MANY MANY more members...anyone else care to share with us?
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:37 PM
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Well, personally speaking (what other way can I speak?) I am an axe- murderer, just not a very good one.

I quilt because no one else is gonna make me one.

tim in san jose
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:47 AM
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(1) Pink trouser suit
* I'm a primary school teacher (elememtary school). I currently job-share which means I work a week and am off a week.
(2) Navy trousers
* I have a six year old son, my miracle boy, born of IVF and had 5 further IVFs after him with no sucess.
(3) Countless pairs of curtains
* I'm the middle child in my family and have always suffered from "middle-child-syndrome"!!!!
(4) First lap quilt made with curtain leftovers
* I spent 7 wild months in a kibbutz in Israel when I was 21
(5) many many baby quilts
* Married for 10 years, some good, some bad. The IVF years were hard.
* I've travelled a lot (as Irish people do- it's a very small island). I love going to the US. My recent NYC trip was my 19th time to go to the US (i used to work for Delta Air Lines so got great travel concessions)
* Got a sewing machine for my 30th birthday and that was the start of it all. Saw a quilt in the window of a shop in Spain that cost 485 euros (about $550) and thought "I could do that!!" and that was the start of my addiction.
* Hope to adopt a child. It's a long process here, 5 years form start to finish, so hopefully 2009 will be the year we have our next child.
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:50 AM
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Donna, I'm very sorry to read that your 3 children have gone before you. I just can't imagine the pain.
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:47 AM
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Barbie clothes
My aunt bought me a panel that you cut them out of and sew together, this I did on my mom's treadle machine. Didn't really play with Barbie, just used her for my model.

Maturnity tops.
and baby makes 3
More tops, new husband, and baby makes 4.

lots of baby clothes
fast forward. more baby clothes for grandbabies now

quickie quilts for guest beds in new house with husband #3 ( he's the keeper!)
now I just turned 50.. whew. made it, and it wasn't so bad!

WIPS: sampler quilt with pictures of my husband's chickens (he also raises catfish and earth worms-not for the worms but for the wonderful by-product they produce)
Wildcats quilt for my youngest daughter(29)
sampler for my oldest daughter (33)
care bare log cabin for a great grand baby (I'm making 5 baby quilts to be stored so that when my 5 grandchildren have children they will be able to choose one for their family to share, in case Mimi is no longer here.
machine embroidery
boss bought it for my birthday (I manage the office at a small seafood business and work 60+ hrs. a week)
I love life! :D
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:39 AM
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Where to begin?

2 pillow covers (my first projects - handsewn and handquilted)
I'm American born but transplanted to Lebanon 37 years ago. My husband of 38 years is Lebanese.

1 lapquilt
I've taught English (what else do you teach when all you speak is English?) in schools all over Beirut for the last 36 years. I give teacher training workshops here; work in administration; part-time librarian. (Life is full.)

4 baby quilts (all given away to relatives)
I have two wonderful boys both living and working in the US now. They grew up here speaking Arabic, English and French. I only speak English and enough Arabic to confuse anyone trying to figure out what I am trying to say. My mother-in-law, who only speaks Arabic, taught me to cook Lebanese dishes, so when I cook, I think in Arabic. (Go figure :wink: )

1 queen sized quilt
My elder son, who has his doctorate degree in biochemical engineering and is head of research at his company, is getting married this summer. My husband, who has not been to the US in 35 years, and I will be attending the wedding. :) My younger son will be graduating this summer with a Master's degree in Psychology.

5 wall hangings -2 of those in progress
Love to read (it's the librarian in me); love to write (it's the English teacher in me); love to garden (it's the country girl in me); love to quilt ! (inherited from my grandmother).

1 twin sized top (finished but never quilted)
Learned to quilt here in Lebanon, where it is not traditional, from a marvelous 75-year young Lebanese woman who speaks nothing but French (a language I do not understand). We communicated by sign language and hands on. Thank goodness we both have a sense of humor. :)

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