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    male quilters

    I'm a freelance reporter for the Ashland (Ky.) Daily Independent. I'm trying to find a male quilter who lives in Boyd, Carter, Greenup or Lewis counties in Kentucky or the Huntington, W.Va. areas for a story I hope to write. I'd appreciate the help.

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    I can't help you with anyone personally, but you could do a bit of research into quilting guilds in the area, or check with local quilt shops....they may know of someone with your specs!

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    If you come to Baton Rouge we have a male quilter in our guild that is also a teacher of quilting. He has entered quilts in the Houston International Show many times. Thanks PS He always wins ribbons

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    Do we have a way to look for QB members by state any more? That might help this reporter.

    Also here is the internet list of quilt guilds in his state: http://www.quiltguilds.com/kentucky.htm

    Scroll well down the page for the list of guilds by location.

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    Seems to me a reporter would have much better/easier/smarter ways to research male quilters in his/her own area than to go on a large international message board and ask members to volunteer information about other members without asking permission. Things are not always what they seem on the surface, just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Seems to me a reporter would have much better/easier/smarter ways to research male quilters in his/her own area than to go on a large international message board and ask members to volunteer information about other members without asking permission. Things are not always what they seem on the surface, just saying.
    I agree and second that notion.
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    Hmmm...guess I am just naive. I think he is just researching for a story. Ray, if I am right, you might find a local quilt store or go to a quilt meeting. Male quilters have to buy fabric somewhere.

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    I agree. A reporter ought to have a better idea than coming to a quilt board and asking questions.

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    Folks, this is a logical place for someone with no knowledge of quilting to start looking for someone who quilts in his/her area.

    Now, Ray, why is this story to only be about a male quilter? Plenty of great female quilters out there. Suggest you include both a male and female quilter in your story.

    The ideas of looking for Quilt Guilds and asking at local quilt shops in your area are both good ideas, Ray.

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    There are several male quilters on here. I'd say the thread title will attract their attention and someone just might reply.

    I agree with the idea of looking for local quilt shops. That would be a great place for some information.

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    Perhaps someone should write all the quilt magazines and ask for more articles by men...Since the thought here is to be inclusive.

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    Myself I didnt give this an throught but opened my eyes for sure

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    There was a post in June from user "Sieberta" and the subject was "Male Quilter/First Time Posting". He's in Alaska. You may want to send him a PM.

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    Please all, be sure to read the original posts carefully before responding, it saves the rest of us some teeth grinding and silly comments.

    The reporter needs a male quilter in HIS area of Kentucky.
    The reporter is a member now of this website and can find any other member's user name just as the rest of us can.
    If anyone knows of a male quilter in the correct area of Kentucky, they could easily PM the quilter with a link to this thread so that quilter could personally contact the reporter by PM.
    If the quilter, or anyone else, has questions they can easily contact the venue for which this reporter works to establish his legitimacy.

    Being cautious and 'private' is one thing we should all do.
    Being a bit rude in response to a new member's post is another entirely, especially when there is recourse to answer the question without endangering anyone.

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    I am from Olive Hill, so I had to welcome you to the board. So sorry, but I am a female, I sure would like to help you. We have numerous male quilters on here I am sure one of them will be along shortly.
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    Jan in VA well said Ray we are not all rude
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    Not me. I am not being rude when I say that a reporter should have better ways to find sources. I am being real. In this day and age I would never ever enable someone to contact someone else, either by giving them a name or by instructing them in how to troll through a board. I'm just saying that this could be anyone at all.

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    I also am looking for a male quilter - what a great husband replacement. Just imagine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Seems to me a reporter would have much better/easier/smarter ways to research male quilters in his/her own area than to go on a large international message board and ask members to volunteer information about other members without asking permission. Things are not always what they seem on the surface, just saying.
    I completely disagree! I know the area he is researching and it's very rural, pretty isolated, petroleum and coal dominate the culture. We're talking generations of certain types of life styles which includes gender roles being set in place. He gave his name and the newspaper he works for. That can easily be researched.

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    As of five days ago he did indeed work for The Independent in Ashland, KY.

    http://m.dailyindependent.com/Indepe...tguid=Cu4LOEGI

    I don't know this guy, but I live in KY and as I said I know the area, and have been through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv View Post
    Folks, this is a logical place for someone with no knowledge of quilting to start looking for someone who quilts in his/her area.

    Now, Ray, why is this story to only be about a male quilter? Plenty of great female quilters out there. Suggest you include both a male and female quilter in your story.

    The ideas of looking for Quilt Guilds and asking at local quilt shops in your area are both good ideas, Ray.
    I know why. It's because that area, which is considered Appalachia, is steeped in gender roles. The men work in petroleum and coal, the women stay home. He's looking for someone who has "bucked" the system.

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    Hi, Ray. Welcome to the board. This is a great opportunity for you to learn our craft. YOU could be the first male quilter in your area! Hehehe. It is a fantastic "community" to be a part of. Where would you like to start?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Material Witness View Post
    I also am looking for a male quilter - what a great husband replacement. Just imagine!

    Hahaha! does that mean we would have to share our stash or would my stash just double! Hahaha!
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    Jan - I WHOLEHEARTEDLY agree!

    Ray - First I would like to say THANK YOU for coming to the Quilting Board to
    start your research into male quilters.

    When I was in school (a couple years ago) for my English 101 final essay I wanted
    the topic to be "Men who Quilt" mainly because some of my "quilting idols" were men
    in a predominately female "hobby/craft/trade/business" depending on who you talk to
    will depend on how they MIGHT classify their quilting.

    I spent MANY weeks researching the topic of men who quilt and although I had quite
    a bit of difficulties getting the men quilters to "talk" to me (a woman) I ended up having
    to take my essay in a different angle because I couldn't obtain the research I wanted/needed.

    However with YOU being I male I am hoping you will get the research and information you
    are seeking for your project.

    Another website that you might want to check into is basically for MALE quilters. I am only
    one of the females (less than 20 I THINK at the time I joined). MAN QUILTER
    might be another good place to try for more research.

    I wish you the best of luck and someday I hope to be fortunate enough to be able to
    read your article that you write.

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    Hi Ray, I am a male quilter who lives in Kentucky, just not in the counties you asked about. I have been quilting 20 years and have taught classes, as well as individual one on one instruction. Mainly, I make the tops and my wife does the quilting. We live in Bardstown, which is in Nelson County. I hope you find the person you are looking for and I hope that you enjoy the Quilting Board as much as I do. If I can help in any way just Private message me, I usually look at the board several times a day. BTW, welcome to the board and sorry for such scrutiny, it's like there's a man in the fabric store...just kidding everyone...seriously....Jim
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