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Thread: Laughing in pleasure at my daughter

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    I've posted before that my two daughters have no interest at all in sewing or quilting. Well, since I had them both pick out fabric for a quilt my oldest one is getting interested. She is more creative than my middle daughter, she draws and decorates. Tonight when we talked on the phone she asked about making a patriotic quilt (since she saw my design). I told her to look around online and see what she likes.

    So she emails me a little while ago with links and comments like:

    THE WHITE IN THIS ONE LOOKS LIKE THE WHITE BACKGROUND WITH THE STARS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT. =)

    I FOUND THIS FABRIC AT THE HANCOCKS-PADUCAH WEBSITE:

    THIS LOOKS GREAT! THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS THINKING: STARS AND STRIPES AND FIREWORKS

    AND THIS ONE WOULD BE GOOD AS ACCENT PIECES SOMEWHERE:

    THIS ITEM IS GREAT TOO! I LOVE THE SCRIP WRITING!

    I believe we have another convert! :twisted:



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    Isn't it great when they begin to understand what it's all about? My daughter can sew, but she only makes Trip Around the World, she has that one down and can do it in any size. So that's okay, at least she sews!

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    That is so awesome!!! Now that you got her hooked.....reel her on in :lol: :wink: :lol:

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    Wish my daughter would convert! She keeps saying "Don't make me any more quilts. I have enough!" Really now, can you EVER have enough? I'm thinking maybe it's like that thing about getting your kids to eat better by having them help in the kitchen. You got her involved in the process, and now she's beginning to see what it's all about. Another score for our side!

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    Now that is Great! Haven't converted my daughter yet, but she loves quilts and is always wanting a new one, so I feel that I'll get her yet! She is very creative, so it's just a matter of time.

    Good for you pittsburgpam, that is great!

    Ninnie

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    That's excellent! She's well and truly hooked. Now she'll look back and feel bad about not really appreciating how much work has gone into your quilts. :-)

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    Too funny....now on to the quilt shop for the budding fabric addiction!!

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    Yea!!! I have 3 daughters, no one quilts......yet.

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    My daughter works in Arts and Crafts at a very pricey summer camp every year but I cannot get her to quilt. I will not give up though.

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    Sounds like she is "catching the bug".

    I have 3 daughters. My 6 year old only loves that I make her things. My 7 year old is the one who wants to help with the process. She loves help. And at this point I think she will be the seamstress in the family. My 11 year old likes to help to an extent. I bought some panels for her to make pillows. That will let her get some practice using the sewing machine on her own. She has helped me sew on a border, but struggles with keeping a 1/4' seam. A little practice and she will be great!

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    I hope she does take to it. She draws so maybe she will see that she can essentially do the same thing and make something to use, see and feel with her art.

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    :thumbup: What wonderful news!! I so love it when someone else is drawn (no pun intended) to let out their creativity with quilting.

    My eldest DD is sorta into sewing. I didn't get to do a lot of it when she was little, so she never got into it., but now my youngest DD is really into it.
    In June we have a quilt show that a friend and I are going to. At first I said I was making plans for just my friend and myself, but realizing that young DD loves sewing, maybe not as much as I do, I thought she should be able to go to. I told her and she is so excited.

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    I am sooo feeling your joy. I haven't converted my three yet. They are all really busy, so I'm thinking, when they are a little older. I sewed for most of my life, and wasn't into quilting. I hadn't been exposed to the right stuff.
    I had the bug before I came here, but no one to really share with. This board has done so much for me. It's wonderful when you finally have someone in your life, that you can tell about your love for quilting.
    I'm waving a flag, and tooting a horn, for you, Pam! (doot, doot!). It's a red letter day fer sure! :lol:

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    I am so happy for you. It great when they learn to love what we love. Neither of my daughters sew at all, but my son and grand daughter love it. I converted my grand daughter early. ( 5 years old. )

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    Sounds like she just may want to learn to quilt.

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    Congratulations Pam :thumbup: ....My oldest daughter has a desire one day to sew/quilt. Right now, she is soooo busy, but I've got a bid on my grandaughter, her little girl. The other day, she was sitting across the table with 3 of my strips (that I did not even know she had gotten from my strips that I am working on) and she laid them out like she wanted them and said "This is the way I'm gonna make my quilt"! She is 2 1/2. :D

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    She's has already gone to a LQS with me. :D She works for a Ford dealer in payroll and warranties and my brakes were squealing on my Escape so she ordered the parts and her fiance, who is a Ford mechanic, replaced the front brakes and rotors. A $450 job that cost me just the parts for $193.

    While he did that we went to a LQS where she lives 50 miles from me. She enjoyed looking at the fabrics and patterns and I got her some black, red and white paisley that she particularly liked for a purse. When we got back she told her fiance and she said how nice the ladies were there.

    Maybe we do have a better shot at the grandkids sometimes. :wink: We're not so busy raising them ourselves. I have done a quilt with my 8 year old granddaughter.

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    I have four grands, and one that is five, is really interested. Think I will let her help me put appliques on her little play dress I am making. That will thrill her. She is interested in a lot of things, as long as you do it with her, so I am really gonna come up with some quilty projects that she can participate in, to nurture that along. I looooove it!!!!!!

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    My daughter has to have everything "match" and has a hard time with all of the colors and different prints that go along with quilting, but... When she saw my b/w fabric for the swap she has laid claim to that quilt when we're done! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie
    My daughter has to have everything "match" and has a hard time with all of the colors and different prints that go along with quilting, but... When she saw my b/w fabric for the swap she has laid claim to that quilt when we're done! :wink:
    Angie, reading your tag line...and when you never iron, except after pre-washing fabrics, you'll do it till you drop!
    I love compliments on my sewing/quilty stuff from my daughters. When I get a thumbs up from one of them, I know i have done good. Got one the other day. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie
    My daughter has to have everything "match" and has a hard time with all of the colors and different prints that go along with quilting, but... When she saw my b/w fabric for the swap she has laid claim to that quilt when we're done! :wink:
    Do 24 blocks and tell her she can have half of them if she'll sew them together! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    Quote Originally Posted by Angie
    My daughter has to have everything "match" and has a hard time with all of the colors and different prints that go along with quilting, but... When she saw my b/w fabric for the swap she has laid claim to that quilt when we're done! :wink:
    Do 24 blocks and tell her she can have half of them if she'll sew them together! :lol:
    Oh, you are FUNNY! :lol: :P I would get all of hers back, FOR SURE :mrgreen:

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    My dd does not quilt yet but she has picked out fabric and helped to tie charity quilts. I am thinking that one day when she has settled all her schooling etc, she will want to quilt.
    Congratulations on your dd's new interest!

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    Start em young and take them to shows where they can see ALL kinds of quilts! :lol:

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    That is so cool. You are very lucky that your daughter is taking an interest now. I did not learn to sew and quilt until I was 60, see it is never too late. I am sure my mom would have loved to sew with me.
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