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    Okay my fellow quilters, the teacher in me is coming out and I want to get to know all of you. SO...for every item that you have ever sewn or quilted tell at least one thing about yourself for each... I know some of you have so many that it would be impossible, so if that is the case at least tell us one thing about yourself. LOL. If you don't want to participate that is fine. :D

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    Okay, I'll go first:

    2 raggedy purses:

    1. I am a senior in college
    2. I am 22 years old

    1 raggedy diaper bag:

    3. I am a newlywed and have been married since November 18, 2006

    2 BOM's:

    4. I live in WV
    5. I love sunflowers


    2 Burpcloths:

    6. Nature inspires me and gives me all kinds of ideas for my next project
    7. I love love love to sew but wish that I had more time...


    Okay there are a few random facts about me...


    Who's next??? :D

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    1. Green/yellow purse
    I "ran away from home" at 17. [and to elaborate just a little, I moved in with my boyfriend bc my parents were super-strict. Yes, he's my husband. ;)]

    2. DD's sundress: I met my husband when I was 16 years old.
    3. denim bag from old jeans: I like to grow a garden.
    4. 1,2,3 mini-mini wall quilts: ~I'm 5' 2.25" tall
    ~I like to eat my veggies
    ~I love LIGHTHOUSES
    5. A quilted glasses "case" for Dad~ I write right-handed, but I have to use a mouse w/my left hand. I'm ambidextrous?
    6. BOM (march) ~I want to have my own bakery.
    7. Birdhouse wall hanging~ I am an only child.
    8. Pillows (I don't know how many):~ I'm excited to get to travel and vacation some this summer.
    9. curtains (several pair) I love Volkswagens (vintage).
    10. several things over the years: I collect (Wilton) cake pans

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    Okay, here goes:

    1. I have made over a dozen quilts, from baby quilts to California King.

    I have sewed since I was 12. Got a sewing machine for Christmas that year. My mother, aunt and gramma all sew, but I am the first to make quilts. I also get to make quilts for one client, and she lets me make all the decisions for colors and pattern!

    2. I made all my kids good clothes until they were about 4 years old. Also made their nursery decor.

    I love sewing and making quilts because I can give or have something no one else has and my creativity has an outlet.

    3. I made my first quilt at 37 years old. Gave it to my gramma, who passed away last year and now it is mine again.

    I have two grown children, one is married. They are good friends, live here in Pensacola, and they love their mama.

    4. I dream of being able to make quilts with curves, art quilts and someday having my own quilting machine so I don't have to pay someone to do the quilting.

    I finally met the man of my dreams in 2004, which up until then was the most devastating year of my life) and now we are married. 3rd marriage for each of us, and living happily ever after!

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    Here goes
    Been sewing 37+ yrs, Quilting seriously for 16 yrs. Have never followed a pattern for a quilt. Alway design my own. Applique is my favorite thing. I love to add do-dads to my quilts. Beads, buttons, charms, ribbon, embrodery. I'm a NaNa to 3 beautiful grans. Who are the strings in my heart. I work with special need kids, I'll quilt till I drop, I have a painting background, took lessons for a couple of years, still paint, but sew mainly. I'm in my own world in my sewing room, and when I'm in a creative mood, I forget to eat.

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    Lets see I done about 14 baby quilts 6 lap quilts and 2 queen size quilts
    I started sewing at age 6 in the 4-H club
    Made 1/2 of my clothes till in Highschool
    went to Woodstock
    Got married for the first time in 69 have a great daughter from that marriage
    Remarried in 88 inheriented a fanstatic step son.
    Made my first quilt in 94 for my first grandson
    9 of the 14 baby quilts went to granchildern
    Started to realy get into quilting last Oct just before my neck surgery
    I also take care of my 84 year old father I will not put him in a nursing home
    Last but not least I'm now addicted to quilting and machine embdoidery

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    Well I'm going to give you more information than I have quilts :D

    I have only made 1 completed quilt and 2 quilt tops. I have another top cut out and should begin piecing it together this weekend if all goes well.

    Let's see...about me.
    I married my high school sweetheart and we've been together for 25 years (married 22).
    I'm 41
    I have 2 wonderful boys who are in college and work full time.
    I have an almost 2 year old grandson.
    I finally decided in February that I am all done working. Now I stay home and babysit my GS and decided that I should start quilting again and am having so much fun picking out fabric and patterns.

    Ok that's about all I have for now. Nice to meet all of you 8)

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    Sewed a lot over the years..some successful and some I wouldn't even mention.

    Married high school sweetheart at 17 and been married for 39 years (seems like yesterday). And yes, in spite of himself, he is still alive.

    Two sons, one a Major in USAF, one a Respiratory Therapist -four grandkids (2 girls, 2 boys).

    Love gardening, any kind of craft or needlework (except needlepoint). Hate cooked brocoli, asparagus and carrots.

    Have been awarded the Master's Award in ceramics competition (highest can get - sorry for the brag, but it's very hard to achieve and I'm proud of it). My ceramics is a hobby that got way out of control, so I made it a side business to support my habit.

    Love rock hunting and star gazing.

    Counting down the days to retirement!

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    i don't now how to begin, I have been quilting for 7 yrs.
    I started out sewing when I was a teenager and was very good at needlework in the 70s.
    I am 51 yrs.old
    married my high school sweetheart
    had 3 children still all in college
    I became a window at 40
    got remarried
    gained 3 more kids
    last year I finally got to go to europe on a trip
    All 3 of my kids have gone before me
    I'm diabetic and all they serve are sweets at my guild meetings
    I love to collect Lenox I have 30 pieces
    I ski we have a condo at a ski resort
    I belong to curves
    I don't work

    Donna

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    started quilting only 3 years ago all that I have made I have given as gifts.
    single, plan on staying that way(take too much time away from my quilting)
    have one son who is 25 and married going to graduate from the Uof A with a double major
    Have 2 14yr old girls(twins) one is on the track team and in band and Jazz band and on the honor Roll
    My other one is her sisters biggest fan
    And of course they are My Space addicts.
    I am a Fabric Addict and I love my embroidery machine. :lol:

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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.

    DD

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    One babyquilt:

    And I inhaled!

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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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    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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    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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    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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    (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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    Donna, I'm very sorry to read that your 3 children have gone before you. I just can't imagine the pain.
    Imelda

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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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    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. :)

    Connie

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    I'm truly impressed, You love challenges.

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    Hi Well here is a little bit about Barbara
    I was born in Wisconsin, and moved to Maine when I was a freshmen in High School. Graduated with the class of '59 from Mount Merici Acadeny in Waterville, Me.
    Moved to New Hampshire in 1965 where I met my husband. Was married in 1966 and 2 years later had our son. Moved back to Wisconsin in 1971 and 2 years later had a daughter. Both are married, and my daughter has 3 children 2 boys 9 and 7 and a girl who will be 5 tomorrow. I was always a stay at home Mom, so had plenty of time for crafts. I started sewing clothes when I was 16. I followed in my Mom's foot steps. I knit, crochet and started quilting in 1982. I took a couple of years off from quilting when I was doing tole painting. Now I have been back steady quilting for 5 years. I made 1 queen size sampler quilt which I use for a bed spread. I am working on my second queen quilt which is almost finished. I plan on making each of my grandchildren a quilt for when they get married. The second o ne is all cut out waiting to me batted. It is a YBR. Still have my eye open for the third pattern I want to make. I do all hand quilting. I bought a new machine 3 years ago so I could give it a try with machine quilting, but still never tried. I find it so relaxing sitting and hand stitching. I have made 20 or so wallhangings. Also made myself a jacket 2 years ago.
    Guess that's my story, as is!! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter
    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
    Tim, shame on your your...self. I bet all those axes were terrified. Did you save the handles?
    .
    and to say you've never used the f*word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter
    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
    Tim, shame on your your...self. I bet all those axes were terrified. Did you save the handles?
    .
    and to say you've never used the f*word.

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    Just a FYI, I have made
    I made close to 40,quilts, mainly Queen size, few full. 2 king.
    35 quillos, 10 sweatshirt makeovers, 2 ragcoats, 1 queen bisquit quilt.Several pillows, This is within the last 16 yrs. I have kept 8 of my quilts, and 1 ragcoat. The rest has all been given as gifts.

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