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Thread: I'm such a proud mom!

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    I'm such a proud mom!

    My 17 year old daughter came to me this evening and said, "Mom, will you teach me to make a quilt?"

    Like I could say no! So she's sitting beside me at the sewing machine that her great, great, grandma used, and is putting together 4 log cabin squares to make a wall hanging with. She cut the strips herself and after I showed her once how to put the squares together, she's doing it herself So proud!!
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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    Congrats. You must have done something right!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love to quilt and play with the great grandkids

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    Oh how fun! Anxious to see her walhanging!

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    That is so nice! My daughters are not interested in making quilts at all. They like the results but not the process.

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    You ARE blessed. I never had anyone (that I knew) in my family that quilted, nor do I forsee new DIL taking to quilting. I envy all of you that come from long line of quilters or have someone to quilt with.
    SUEB

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    Yes I bet you are the proudest Mom on the block. I'm just like Suebee. So Happy for you!

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    So happy for you!! Have only one out of 7 daughters interested!! Guess who gets my stash and her Grandmother's first sewing machine when I die!!

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    Congratulations another quilter is born!!!

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    It's always thrilling to hear about the tradition of quilting being passed on to the next generation.
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    Hooray!!! Another member of the Sisterhood of Quilters!! Enjoy sharing your love of quilting with her...
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    That's FANTASTIC!! Bless her dear little heart. I hope she catches the quilting bug!

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    Must be something in the air, my seventeen year old daughter asked me the same thing this week.
    So I run right out & bought her a machine of her own, so we can sew together as she learns.
    It's so great when our kids share our love of fabric's & quilting.
    ~Dana~

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    I'm so happy for you and her hope she ends up loving it and carrys it on to her daughter some day :}
    May you always have Love to Share , Health to Spare, and Friends that Care!

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    I am blessed. Both my daughter and my granddaughter are quilters. Granddaughter is almost 21 and she has been sewing for about 7 years now. She belongs to a Renniasance Guild and made all of her own fancy gowns this past year. She has 4 quilts under her belt. Daughter is doing a quilt for fundraiser for SPCA and 2 for friends for gifts. You should see our dining room!!! A whirlwind of fabrics.
    Families are like old quilts....although they tend to unravel at times...each can be stitched back together with love.

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    How wonderful! And, to be using a machine that has been passed down through the generations. My daughter said she just wouldn't have the patience to do quilting. I'm a bit disappointed for myself, but so happy for you!! What a great way to strengthen your mother/daughter bond. I'm still hoping my daughter will want to try someday.
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    She finished the top and basted the layers together last night and it looks wonderful! I'll post pictures this evening. She's a little frusterated with the hand stitching but I told her she needed to at least try it and if she really hates it I'll show her how to do it on the machine. It was very nice sitting side by side with her as she worked and I worked on my kitty place mats- quilted matts go on the back of the sofa for the cats to sleep on. I'm really proud of her.
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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    How wonderful. A new quilter among us.
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    I would be proud too! Unfortunately, the love of quilting wasn't passed down to my daughter. She does, however, come to me when she needs something mended. hah!

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    I feel your pain . . . 3 daughters.Nicole is a a cleaning fanatic. Kiersten is a fantastic, adventourous (sp) cook who gave me 2 dgs's and the 19 yr old, Jordyn, is- well, 19. and helpfull. and I hear she's a great girlfriend! yea. Jordyn at least made a baby quilt for a friend. well, MOST of a baby quilt. But says she didn't like sewing and has no plans of doing anything more than helping me. it's a start.

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcandy View Post
    That is so nice! My daughters are not interested in making quilts at all. They like the results but not the process.
    You never stand taller than when you stoop to help a child.

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    woohooo another quilter has arisen!! Even if she only does it once-she will learn a lesson of a lifetime as far as I am concerned.
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    My 9 year old granddaughter stayed with me this past week end. She sat down at the sewing machine for the first time. I had some I spy 5" squares left over from another project, and she sewed those together according to her design. It is bright, I will say that. Two borders are plain green and two are purple with little hearts on it. I think it is the most beautiful quilt I have ever seen, lol. I am going to finish sewing the binding on for her and then sending it to her. We had so much fun.

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    feel so happy for you! my stepdaughter has no desire to do crafts of any kind and my son's girlfriend is not talented with fabrics at all either (she and her mom can't even mark a hem for me - 3 pins and 3 different lengths). I will admit that I don't know if sharing would be my thing either lol

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    That is so wonderful. My daughter runs the other way, at the thought of sewing anything!
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    Enjoy sharing your love of quilting with her... I have 4 granddaughters and I thought them to sew in hopes at least one of them would get to quilting. They all have sewing machines. My youngest one just moved back to Ca. 3 1/2 hours drive from me so what we will be doing when she comes to visit. Oh yea!!
    Life is great, enjoy each day as if it was your last. We never know what tomorrow will bring.

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    You should be. None of my girls were ever interested in sewing until now that they are parents themselves,
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