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    Masterpieces of art

    While looking over pictures on this site I have come to the conclusion that this board appears to be for professional quilters that want to showcase their talents. The workmanship is superb and the quilting is out of this world - something that I would never be talented enough to do or afford to have done.

    With that being said, I do enjoy looking at all of your beautiful masterpieces of art.

    I used to post some of my things when the site was easier to use, but will probably not be doing much of that considering that my photos do not want to load and it is a pain to use - not to mention that my work is, shall we say, not up to the standards that I see here.

    I still enjoy trying to improve my talents and will probably continue to look at your works of art.

    Thank you for bringing much joy to my tired ol' eyes.
    KSue

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    Do not sell yourself short! There are quilters of every level on this board and I can only speak for myself but I like to see quilts made by everyone, no matter the quilters ability.
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    I'll second what AuntPiggy has said.


    KSue, If you feel that this is only for professional quilters, then I'm not sure why? I've been here for over a year and have never had that feeling. There's a lot of us regular, average-Joe's or or should I say Josie's here
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    I'm a long way from being a professional quilter ... and have no aspirations to become one.


    As for posting of pictures, there's been many helpful threads about this in the Help Centre. Here's a link to the Archives ...
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    Oh come on, we want to see yours too! I also love to see all kinds of quilts and enjoy them all. I've seen so many quilts where the simplicity just appealed to me so much. We are a very diverse group with many levels of expertise and probably the most friendly forum I've seen

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    Gee, I post mine, what few there are and I am not professional! There are lots of us here in all groups from beginner to professional. We would love to see your work too, it is all fun for us. We love pictures.
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    I think there are several levels of ability on this board. We want to see yours, too. I haven't posted any pictures lately because I haven't figured out how to re-size on my new computer. Hubby thinks he has so will try that later this week, when I'm done taking care of the cherries on my tree. Please, Please don't give up showing us your work.

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    I dont show my quilts , but I do not have a camera. And I am not a quilter I just make them, an put them together. My Family loves them an that is all that counts in my mind. And I love to see all the beautiful quilts on here. And I mean all. Some people just sew better ,but that is fine, as long as you enjoy making them. So have fun do your thing an love all quilts. joyce j

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    please do post pictures of your quilts!!! I am not "up to standard" at all...but i so enjoy looking at everyone's work and being inspired. if you like, email me your pics and i'll post for you!

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    I think quilt photos are often a little deceptive, too. I've seen quilts that had lots of easily visible problems when seen "in person" turn out looking much more polished in the photo!

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    Well, I can honestly say I am not a professional quilter. Had my first quilt lesson middle of Janiary 2012. So approximately 6 months ago I started my first quilt. I am fortunate that I recently retired and so have time to devote to as much quilting as this old body can tolerate. I do have to say I am proud of the quilts I have completed!!
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    oh dont think you arent a good quilter. i been doing it for
    three years and i will never be a professional but that isnt
    what i am in it for. i just enjoy doing it and someone always
    loves the one i am working on . keep up the good work.

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    Looking at any quilt we see here is eye candy. We can get inspiration from anyones work. If you made it it is worth looking at. We cannot all be one of the greats we it is FUN so let everyone see. This is supposed to be our hobby and an outlet for our creativity so let if flow.

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    This board is full of valuable information from begining to advanced levels of all catagories of piecework and quilting.
    Just passing through!

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    KSue I just took a moment to look at some of your work, It is beautiful!!!!!! Please continue to share with us!!!!!!

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    I'm certainly not a pro at quilting, I just love making them. Please do not feel like yours are "not up to par" because they are. We just love sharing and appreciate the comments and suggestions of others that love this craft. They inspire me and they will you too. Just look at the pics. Some of the simple designs really turn out the preittiest. and I have decided that simple machine quilting is best for me as I will enjoy the talents of others. And the biggest plus is the wonderful compliments you get, makes you feel very special. Look forward to seeing yours in the future !!
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    KSue, all the different levels of quilters is what makes this a wonderful board. I post sometimes, and I learn so much from others. I have only been quilting for three years. I'm proud of what I have accomplished and know there is so much more to learn and do. This board offers us a chance to see color combinations that work and some that don't. Patterns I want to try and ones I don't think are for me. It gives us permission to work at our level and take pride in what we accomplished. It, then, inspires us to work towards the next level. We learn from all the experience on this board, but I have also seen beginners come up with some of the best ideas, because they didn't know the rules, so they weren't scared to break them. We all grow that way. Be proud of what you have accomplished. Continue posting and sharing. We all learn from it.
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    While the photos that some of the members here post are really "professional looking' the majority of the photos are posted by 'ordinary" quilters of all levels. My quilts are simply made and meant as a 'fun' outlet for me and as a way to share some of my joy of quilting with family and friends. So don't put yourself down and join all of us 'ordinary' quilters, we're a huge group that loves to add new members. May in Jersey

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathdavis View Post
    KSue, all the different levels of quilters is what makes this a wonderful board. I post sometimes, and I learn so much from others. I have only been quilting for three years. I'm proud of what I have accomplished and know there is so much more to learn and do. This board offers us a chance to see color combinations that work and some that don't. Patterns I want to try and ones I don't think are for me. It gives us permission to work at our level and take pride in what we accomplished. It, then, inspires us to work towards the next level. We learn from all the experience on this board, but I have also seen beginners come up with some of the best ideas, because they didn't know the rules, so they weren't scared to break them. We all grow that way. Be proud of what you have accomplished. Continue posting and sharing. We all learn from it.
    Very Well Said !!!!!!!

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    I see plenty of pictures of quilts that are just squares and rectangles sewn together, nothing fancy, or rag quilts which are just squares. There are ALL levels of expertise on the QB, that is what makes it so great!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ka9sdn View Post
    Looking at any quilt we see here is eye candy. We can get inspiration from anyones work. If you made it it is worth looking at. We cannot all be one of the greats we it is FUN so let everyone see. This is supposed to be our hobby and an outlet for our creativity so let if flow.
    I agree 100%!!! My quilts are hardly anything to write home about but I enjoy making them & showing therm here on the board. And I LOVE looking at ALL the quilts here... you never know what will trigger a burst of inspiration! Please post yours!
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    I would bet there are way more everyday quilters on this board than "Professionals" by far! Myself included in the everyday group! I feel Proud when I post a picture of one of my projects that I myself have completed! NOT ONCE,
    have I ever received or even seen anything posted but praise for ANY picture shared on this board and that makes me love this place even more! I have gain so much confidence in my own quilting from participating in Doll Quilt and Boomerang swaps. Through those swaps, I realized that not everyone on here is a better quilter than me! So please feel free to share your photos with us! I am sure your quilting is much better than you give yourself credit for!
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    KSue i have seen pictures of your work it is beautiful, I can only hope that I could ever be near as good, But i love what i do, I my not ever be really good at it ,But it makes me so happy, my sewing room is my little piece of heaven

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    There are professionals here! That is the truth But not once did they act uppity or put people down. I've not come across any quilt police here! I recall there was one thread where people discuss if they press or iron. Quite a few fess'ed up that they ironed (to and fro). There was no disdain at all. That is what I love about this site. It is really for everyone. While the technically more experienced ones shared tips and tutorials, they do it in a way that is in the true spirit of sharing, not to show off or advertise.

    A note about photography, sometimes it is about setting and angles. We have to show the best "face"!

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    Just want to add to encouraging you that everyone on here is NOT professional. I have been on here for 3 years and mostly stick with smaller projects but I have learned what I do and don't like, saved tons of photos for reference and try to learn from others. We need you too!

    You are correct, it is more difficult to post photos than it used to be with the other format but now that I have been successful and few times and learned what to look for it is not that hard. If you want sometime, PM me and I will help you walk through it.

    Looking forward to your next quilt posted on the board. May you have a wonderful day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSue View Post
    While looking over pictures on this site I have come to the conclusion that this board appears to be for professional quilters that want to showcase their talents. The workmanship is superb and the quilting is out of this world - something that I would never be talented enough to do or afford to have done.

    With that being said, I do enjoy looking at all of your beautiful masterpieces of art.

    I used to post some of my things when the site was easier to use, but will probably not be doing much of that considering that my photos do not want to load and it is a pain to use - not to mention that my work is, shall we say, not up to the standards that I see here.

    I still enjoy trying to improve my talents and will probably continue to look at your works of art.

    Thank you for bringing much joy to my tired ol' eyes.
    Professional?????? That implies that most of these quilters are selling their products. When read posts, it seems to me that most quilters here do so for enjoyment, not for profit.
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