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Thread: The Journey

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    I so enjoy reading everything I can on here. The variety and sincerity of answers amaze me. The biggest relief I get is that no one seems to have THE ANSWER.

    Prewash? Yes, definately. No, never. Depends.

    Fleece backing? Of course, do it all the time. No way, no how!

    Quilting? Hand, of course. Machine fancy. Machine plain. Tie the thing!

    What a relief that is! Personally I look for the answer that affirms what I wanted to do anyway and deem it the RIGHT answer! :lol:

    I've decided that we are all on a journey with our quilts. Some of us are in different stages of the journey; others are traveling different roads; some travel solo; some travel in groups - but, we are all headed the same place. A place that allows our creativity to flourish, our families to be warmed, and our love to show. How cool is that?

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    Very cool! Thanks for sharing. My sentiments as well.

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    That is cool! No matter what the journey the quilts all turn out beautifully! Thanks for voicing this!

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    What a great way to look at it!

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    Brilliant assessment!!! But what an exciting journey!! :lol:

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    I like it!

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    I couldn't agree more!!

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    I think the greatest thing here is that we all realize we are not alone on this crazy journey. My grandson laughed his head off when I told him I had joined a "chat room" as he called it. He said, "Oh no! Grannie is going to be too busy to sew for us now that she is addicted to the computer!" He is 16 and is not allowed to join facebook or any of the others. But seriously, I have learned so much here now that I have all these new "friends".

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    Good analogy. What I love about this board is that on quite a few occasions, my journey was heading down a rocky path and some helpful soul headed me off at the pass and sent me on a better way. I hope I can do that for someone else along the way.

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    This is how I feel about all of this:

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    Wonderful description. I love it when someone agrees with me and get the answer I wanted. But also learn when they don't. Can't believe all the things I never thought of.

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    Course, as a newbie the number of "Wow! I never thought of that!" moments is HUGE. My first two quilts were sandwiched by taping the backing to the floor and crawling around for what felt like hours. Quilt number three was clamped to a table. No more floor for me! I've bound each of them a different way - happier with each one than the one before. My choice to accept "Good enough" and "Finished is better than Perfect" is due to the encouragement I find here. Hopefully my level of acceptance will rise with each quilt, but at least I'm getting them DONE! I have two more tops that are finished and now that I know I'm not going to be crawling and that they will be loved even with flaws I'm ready to move on down the road!

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    Oooh I love how you put it. So true, very insightful! Thank you!!

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    yes, I just love this quilting board site and have learned alot from all of you!


    Quote Originally Posted by JanTx
    I so enjoy reading everything I can on here. The variety and sincerity of answers amaze me. The biggest relief I get is that no one seems to have THE ANSWER.

    Prewash? Yes, definately. No, never. Depends.

    Fleece backing? Of course, do it all the time. No way, no how!

    Quilting? Hand, of course. Machine fancy. Machine plain. Tie the thing!

    What a relief that is! Personally I look for the answer that affirms what I wanted to do anyway and deem it the RIGHT answer! :lol:

    I've decided that we are all on a journey with our quilts. Some of us are in different stages of the journey; others are traveling different roads; some travel solo; some travel in groups - but, we are all headed the same place. A place that allows our creativity to flourish, our families to be warmed, and our love to show. How cool is that?

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    What a wonderful way to say it!! :thumbup:

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    I agree also. I've never experienced such "instant" friendship. And someone always has an answer (or 2 or 3!) for you. It's like finding a whole other world!

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    I must say I enjoy the journey, and while I realize my "right" answers apply only to me, I do hold that they are the correct and true ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Good analogy. What I love about this board is that on quite a few occasions, my journey was heading down a rocky path and some helpful soul headed me off at the pass and sent me on a better way. I hope I can do that for someone else along the way.
    I wholeheartedly agree!!
    I enjoy reading and trying all of the new methods, techniques and styles shown here.
    I so appreciate that there are very few rules... and those few have really saved my bacon after reading/learning of them here :D:D:D

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    Wonderfully said. My thoughts too!

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    and every chance i get, i pass along this 'chat room' to another quilter. 2 in the last couple weeks.

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    "Finished is better than Perfect"


    This is a philosophy I can embrace.

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    Is there any other quilting forum on the web? :roll: :lol:

    When I "surf" it's always here first and then on to a couple of political sites I enjoy. (I do have priorities!)

    My friends and family always chuckle when I tell them "that" joke came from the Quilting Board.

    Agreement with the sentiments and kudos to everyone for their consideration, confirmation, and confidence that we're all on a journey to make our respective worlds more beautiful. Our quilts/ wallhangings / pot holders/ etc., are all testimony, stories, and talismans for those who follow us.

    Isn't it great to snuggle with a scrappy quilt that great-grandma made? Her hands touched the same fabric that is wrapped around me.

    Our hands are wonderful things. Put a needle and thread in them and were "Back to the Future".

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    You put that so well. I'm glad to be on this journey with you.

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    Yep, we all quilt diffretly, but in a GREAT way!

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    Amen to that! Very well put.

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