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    One of the other board members and I are trying to connect as we are sew alone quilters. Is there anyone else that meets with others. How often? What do you do? (other than talk about quilting)? At each others house? Do you sew on projects? Any ideas would be appreciated.

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    What is it that you want to do? Some may just want to meet for lunch and a trip to a LQS, others to sew... I don't think there are any rules to follow :wink: :D:D:D

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    I meet with a group of friends almost every week. Sometimes some of are working on the same project other times doing our own thing. We get inspiration and ideas from each other. We meet at one friends house as she has a sewing studio converted from a garage. If there is a guild in your area that is a good place to find a bee (sewing group).

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    There are two groups that I sew with and they each meet monthly.

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    I have a group of ladies from Church that I get together with monthly, at the Church. They are my closest friends and we talk often and shop together and go to shows together. I even had 2 of my daughters marry sons of two of them!!!!

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    A group of us met in Shipshewana this past fall. It was a day trip we had Michigan,Ohio, Indiana and IL I think maybe another state. we shopped ate and show and tell. It was fun.

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    I meet once a week with ladies at our church. We work on our own projects and make baby dedication quilts. Also meet on the 2nd Sat. of each month at the church and one gal teaches a new block each time. And on the 3rd Sat. of each month for open sew at another church in town, we do our own projects and once a year make a large quilt for a local organization to sell chances to make money for their club or charity.

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    How can you go wrong with a day of food, fabric & a new quilt buddy! Oh, dont forget the chocolate!

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    I meet once a week with as group of ladies. We all work on our own projects but are there to help each other and of course enjoy someones goodies.

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    I used to meet with a group of quilters once a week. Then I went to work full time. Waaaahhhh! Now I sew alone, that is why I love this board so much. I am on the lookout for a group that would fit my hours. I love meeting up with other quilters to sew and talk about everything. It used to keep me on track with my projects to meet with the group every week- really miss them!!!
    I also have gone on many retreats at which we sewed on our own projects and had all the meals provided. Heaven!!!!! :lol:

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    Nativetexan and I go to several quilt meeting together. We actually meet at them. We have gone to a quilt show and I have introduced her to many of my quilting friends. We see each other at lest a couple of times a month. I hve really enjoyed her!!!

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    Yes, I am!!! First, it was one other, then another joined us, and now next week there'll be 6 of us!!! ALL from this board!!! We really haven't set a schedule of what to do. Last time I showed them how to make Origami Christmas ornies with fabric. Next week, we're going to be shown how to make the folded Christmas balls. And the next meeting after that we're going to learn how to make folded star potholders. We're going to meet, talk, eat a lunch, and then craft. We may, as we go along, start taking our sewing machines. But who knows!!! It's fun! Oh, we're also extending hours. I'm sure, during a shop hop event, we'll be doing that together.

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    A few years ago I annonunced in church that we would be starting a group for quilters to meet and share ideas etc. There is 10 of us that meet at the church twice a month on Thurdays. In fact tomorrow we meet. Yeah!!!! We bring our machines and spend most of the day. Somethimes we do projects together and sometimes we work only on our own stuff. All in all it is fun.

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    There are five of us that like to do hand work too, so we set up an evening social time once a month to visit, do hand work, and exchange ideas, and of course show and tell. In between we might hook up with another one or two or three and go out for lunch and hit the LQSs

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    I joined the local quilters' guild to meet other quilters and found out they have about 12 quilting bees amoungst them. Some meet every week, some meet once a month. Some work on a project as a group, some work on individual projects but can help each other out if needed. The guild meeting is more business and guest speakers, the bees are for sewing.

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    Yes, please plan some get togethers with other quilters.

    I have set up some meet and greets in Shipshewana, Indiana and we all met at a quilt shop, shop, shop, shop. If you call the quilt shops ahead of time some of them will have cool goody bags for the ones attending. Also I had called a restaurant ahead of time and we got the private room, no extra charge so we could eat, have show and tell and visitied for 2- 3 hours or so. Was a fun day.

    You can set up events and post them on the offline section of the board to find other quilters that would love to attend. Have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygirl66
    How can you go wrong with a day of food, fabric & a new quilt buddy! Oh, dont forget the chocolate!
    ditto

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    I used to get together with a friend and my mother in law once a week to quilt. My MIL and I were working on a quilt for my daughter, but if I had something else I needed to work on, I'd bring that. Our friend would work on whatever she had going.

    We had a little tea and some snacks, and visited more than we sewed, some days, but I think it helped SO MUCH to have the extra input on things sometimes, and I would get something done on a day that I might not have felt like quilting on, otherwise.

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    Up until yesterday, I thought I was the only person in my town that was on this board. Then I found out that there are two others girls on here, snownannie and stipplingqueen. They belong to a quilt club here in town, and it meets this Monday, so I will be going to meet them. I'm so excited. And QuiltswithConvicts lives about two hours from me and we plan on meeting sometime soon. It's really nice having something in common when you meet someone new.

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    sounds like fun hope to find quilting buddies near to me also

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    I have a friend from work who comes over for coffee a few times a month and we sew, and another lady at work wants me to join her quilting group. I guess just a bunch of her friends meet at another ladies house. Not sure of that because I dont even know the girl at work too well, kind of feel funny !
    Would love to meet someone here!

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    Guilds are a good way to connect and learn from each other. I belong to a guild of about 35 women, from novice to blue ribbon winners and a quilting teacher. We meet once a month. Do a google search in your area for guilds. There is one that meets in your area. The Quilters Limited meets at the Seniors Center Annex in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaZ
    One of the other board members and I are trying to connect as we are sew alone quilters. Is there anyone else that meets with others. How often? What do you do? (other than talk about quilting)? At each others house? Do you sew on projects? Any ideas would be appreciated.
    One of the board members that lives not too far from me, and I are going to meet in a few weeks. Shop a little at our favorite LQS, lunch, who knows what else. Just fun to meet someone new with a hobby in common. Then we'll see where it goes.

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    Some quilter friends of mine got together going on11 years ago. We started with 4. At first we took turns meeting in each others homes. Later as we gained members we needed a larger place to meet. We now meet in a quilting house built by a members family. Yes her children helped a lot. We present new patterns, give advice how to handle a problem, eat a sack lunch, or bring special things to share. We pray for whoever needs it. We teach new people to quilt. Also we discuss new methods.It is a great circle of friends. We all speak oflooking for a pattern. Some have computers and search. Others share our quilt books. Our main thing is making quilts for fire families. We also hand quilt for each of the members,taking turns. Very educational.. Marvel

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    Our little group meets the firt Sat. of every month. We get a room at our library, (free)We bring our sewing machines if we want or hand work. We have a pitch in or order pizza, and we sew all day. We have been doing this for 2 years.We call ourselves The First Sat. Quilters.

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