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Thread: Men Quilting

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    How many men on here quilt? Husbands? We have a long arm and am having trouble getting enthused. Any ideas???

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    A few that I know of..... gunny148; Holice; Lostn'51; Lockeb;
    My DH doesn't quilt, but he always helps when I need a 2nd opinion. I did a quick forum search, so I'm sure you'll find a few more, and especially now that so many members are buying the long arm set-ups.

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    My dad bought a longarm and learned how to sew. He and my mother quilt together. She is a hand quilter.

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    The Long arm.. wow.. unfamiliar territory. BUT not men quilting.

    Husband's grandfather, my grandfather - from different regions of the same state. Husband sews his buttons, seat for a cooler motorcycle in the summer. If he had time, he would. just 14 hour days fizzle him right now.. I do see this as a thing a little later.

    Congratulations ! You can do this too ! don't get discouraged. It is a mechanical thing. you'll be great !

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifeMadeME
    How many men on here quilt? Husbands? We have a long arm and am having trouble getting enthused. Any ideas???
    Better be careful - all us crazy quiltin girls are going to want to clone you. :):) Oh by the way, a couple of good irons would be nice for the Mrs. :)

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    Don't forget about Eddie!

    You don't say your first name, so I'm going to call you Buddy.

    If you send a PM to any of the guys mentioned above, I'm sure they will be happy to share their thoughts and ideas with you. All of them are very nice guys.

    Buddy, do you have any pets? If yes, make something on the long arm for them. They won't care if the stitches are perfect or not and that will give you an opportunity to practice on your long arm. Good luck!

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    I wish I could get my boyfriend to quilt. He would do so much better than me. I think you just need to be in the right mood for it. Maybe there is a certain new style of quilting you could try. That helps me.

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    And Don.

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    There's some more ... cna't think who!

    Have the poll results been tallied yet as to how many men?

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    Here is a thread that was posted not too long ago. You can find most of the men quilters here.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-40352-1.htm

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    Stewy (board name stewyscrewy) is another LAQ. Here is a link you might like about some of the projects the guys have made: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-41725-1.htm

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    I polled the members here last week and Holice was the only one to answer.

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    Lots of men quilt. My hubby would be good at it. I am afraid to let him try my long arm--I might never get it again. LOL
    DONISEW and Eddie are here-Stewy too.

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    Screwy stewy loves to LA'

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    I just took 5 quilts to a LAQ who's a guy. You can contact him at [email protected]

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    There is another post going about male quilters. It will be totaled up, etc. and posted next week, I think she said.

    I love to see what men quilters do! You all do such wonderful work!

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    My husband is just starting to dabble in quilting. He helps me with drawing quilt line designs and sewing machines. He also does what would probably be considered primative paper piecing to save scraps.

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    Jeff aka Hoopa is a quilter too...
    Good luck on using the LA machine..once you start I am sure it will be like riding a bicycle..too much fun to stop doing!! I would love to have one myself and do hope to before I am too old to stand and run it..Opps....I think it might be too late for me now *L*
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    There's quite a few - including my husband, also known as GOM (grumpy old man). He's not registered, but I've posted some of his quilts, which are, well, different! GOM pieces as well as quilts, but on a domestic machine. We don't have room for a longarm. Keep it up - if you haven't already done so, try piecing your own blocks, you might find you like putting blocks together into your own quilt. Most of the men I know who are involved in piecing and quilting are quite adventurous with colour and design and this makes for some very interesting quilts.

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    You guys on here are so inspirational!!! Love all the quilts you show. Great that you are all creating heirlooms!!!

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    I love looking at all the quilts made by our male quilters. They look at things differently and it comes out in the colors and pattern selection. Makes me want to step outside of my little box.'

    Mary

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    My husband quilts! luckily we have very different styles he is currently exploring applique and embroidery on flannel and is just planning a 'dragon' quilt with embroidery and applique on cotton! So far he has not been too keen to play on the Longarm just yet but its only a matter of time! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifeMadeME
    How many men on here quilt? Husbands? We have a long arm and am having trouble getting enthused. Any ideas???
    Go to Manquilter.com and talk to Matt!!!! If he can't "enthuse" you....nobody can!!!!

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    I did not see Bills name. My DW GF was a chief and quilted

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    I would love a long arm - such different design possibilities. However, the price is fairly prohibitive here and one really needs to get heaps of business to pay for it. If I could afford one I'd be practising as many fancy variations of feathers that I could. Making a wholecloth would be exciting - especially if the fabric was black with bright coloured cotton sewn for the quilting.I would also like to try the black - light or fluorescent threads on the quilt as well.

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