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    Here's a man who quilts....Ty Pennington
    http://store.quiltingdaily.com/Mixed...tml?a=qe110203

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    I am a man and I quilt. There I said it. I am retired from the USAF jet engine mechanic, welding inspector in the construction field and have made four quilt tops to date and working on more. Quilting fills my mind we all kinds of ideas and keeps me busy after I get home from work. Better than TV. So get busy it is something anyone can do some better than others but that is the same with anything. This is a great place to learn. Look thru the pictures there are several man quilters with there wares.

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    Thank you all so much. I am going to print this thread and all the pictures I can find and leave a couple of pages by his coffe every morning till he gets it through his head that men quilt.

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    LOL, my husand is macho like that too. He loves to go to quilt shows with me and will buy me anything quilting realted that I want or need. He comes in my craft room often to check out what I'm doing, seems to love it when I ask him to help cut but to actually make a quilt, NO WAY, thats a girl thing.

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    Hello!!!!!! Male quilter here been quilting for 7 years tell him to PM ME!!!! I will email PIctures of some of the quilts I have done so far


    CHristopher A male quilter

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    My DH has been quilting right along side me from the start. He cuts and sews, I design and hand quilt. A perfection partnership, couldn't do it without him!
    I have a collection of old Quilter'sNewletter magazines. In one of the earlier ones there was a story about a prize-winning quilter in Kansas. He was a farmer, but had trained in college as an engineer (he was about 80). His wife quilted and one day he informed her that her points didn't match. She told him that if he could do better he should do it. He did and won prizes at the State Fair and elsewhere for many, many years.

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    How about Ricky Tims

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    Trust me...he's NOT gay...
    (My husband helping me with Christmas gifts)

    Altho I do have male friends that quilt who are gay...it's not an issue. I also have male friends that quilt that are as macho as any guy out there. Quilting has nothing to do with masculinity!
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    Have him read "Men and the Art of Quiltmaking" by Joe Cunningham. All about men who quilt.
    There are a couple web sites for men who quilt. There is a Yahoo group of men quilters who have challenges, retreats, fabric exchanges, etc etc etc.......as well as many of us on this site.

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    and a quilter who goes by BuickJim has a quilt shop in California. great quilter!!

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    Hmmmm......I wonder: would your DH think a male tailor is not masculine enough? :?

    Just thought of something else!! :-) Sewing involves machines, precision, detail, and lots of gadgets!!! What man doesn't like those things!!??? :lol: :thumbup: Quilting doesn't only involve doing everything by "hand." Perhaps he thinks that if he has a needle and thread in his hand, it challenges his masculinity. So maybe he might like to just design a top at first -- lots of creativity involved, and if you have quilt designing software and he loves computers........well, you get the picture!! Then he could progress to cutting out the pieces for the top -- lots of precision involved there -- not to mention all the tools such as scissors, rotary cutters, and rulers!!! Eventually, he might gravitate to using the "POWER!!" Get him in front of a sewing machine and let him take off!! Hey, a sewing machine uses electricity, has a light, gears, buttons and knobs, AND best of all a "gas" peddle!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Before I became disabled I did metalworking and woodworking as hobbies. Now I paint, photograph,knit AND quilt. I have one complete quilt and 3 WIP's and I am loving it!
    David

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    I looked at his quilts and they are amazing but I think I should wait awhile before showing them to DH. If I was intimadated by they my DH would run for his life. This man is so good

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    Where I live 99% of the tailors are men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dya
    this are stunnung quilts everone should look at them

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    I feel your pain. My hubby is firmly convinced that only "girly" men quilt or sew. Of course, this irks me somewhat, because both my sons know their way around a sewing machine (He's not their father). I try reminding him that sewing used to be the realm of men, as in tailors.
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    I am a newbie so I don't know quilters on the board but need some help. My DH is a disabled vet with too much time on his hands. I think he would be a great quilter because he has a great eye for detail, color and design. He has helped me cut a few times and each cut is perfect. The trouble is that he doesn't believe men quilt. He is so old school that he can't belive that a man can work with fabric and be stright. Need some help in convincing him that men make great quilters. HELP

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    that is absolutely incredible!!!!! WTG Don

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    there are many men quilters

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    Ricky Tims and John Flynn are tow names that leap to mind that not only quilt, but make a living at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWChick
    The trouble is that he doesn't believe men quilt. He is so old school that he can't belive that a man can work with fabric and be stright.
    Old dogs CAN learn new tricks. There are quite a few male quilters on this site. As for famous ones, have him check out Ricky Timms. ALso here is a new book that recently came out about male quilters:
    http://www.americanquilter.com/books...il.php?id=8243

    Just have him spend some time with this motley crew on the QB and I'm sure that our "boys" will help him overcome the stereotype.

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    I would love to see what my boyfriend could do if I could get him to make quilts. He is artistic and that makes great quilts. When we first got our long arm, he just blew me away at his quilting and couldn't get him to do it again(he could be a great quilter IF I could get him to do it).
    I don't see anything wrong with men quilting. I think he should atleast give it a try and see if he likes it.

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    Let me tell you a story--I'll try to make it short. I decided I wanted to quilt & knew nothing about it. LQS is about 45 miles from where I live in a town with a Marine Corps base. I was looking around & was leaned over looking at patterns on a rack when I hear the door open. Don't think much about it. Then I hear the owner's voice say Hey! Joe! Haven't seen you in a while. Then I hear this deep male voice say well I've been on maneuvers but I had to come by & show you this baby quilt I made a friend... My head popped up & I was hanging on every word. When he left I commented that I was amazed he quilted. The owner said when he first came in her shop he had his 3 kids in tow. Said he was looking for a sewing machine. She asked what kind of sewing his wife did. He said it wasn't for his wife it was for him. His family was having a reunion & his mom was a big quilter, she had tasked each of the family members to make a quilt block, then she would put them together for the grandmother of hte family. Couple of months later the wife came in the store & said she was looking for a machine. The owner said the machine the husband bought was still under warranty. She said NO this one's for me. She & the husband were sharing the machine but he had so many projects going that he had taken it to work so she needed her own machine. So... tell DH that men do quilt!

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    MALE QULTER here, father of two, grandfather to four....not gay and not that there is anything wrong with that...When I was disabled...I needed something to occupy my mind. 17 yrs later, I am perfectly sane and I am HUGE quilting addict. tell hubs I have lots of pics of my quilts if he wants to see...wife and I have a in home quilting business

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