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Thread: Men who quilt

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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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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    We have many men on this site with some beautiful quilts. Today I am going to my guild meeting and the speaker is a man who has made some amazing quilts!! screwystewy is one lostn51 is another. I will see if I can find the speaker. There are bikers who quilt men in prision who quilt. It is not just for women :)

    edited to add: Scott Hansen his website http://bluenickelstudios.com/

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    Buy him a Quilter's World Magazine. They feature male quilters in it all the time. The magazine owner is also a male who quilts. It's a very relaxing past time for anyone. I would have no qualms about a man's man who quilts.

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    Do a search on this board for Eddie...he make some beautiful quilts!

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    Go to Search at the top of the page and put in prison. The first post shows beautiful quilts made by the male prisoners.

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    Also once the male quilters on the board read your post you will probably hear from them.

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    I follow 2 blogs written by male quilters. www.quiltdad.com and www.ryanwalshquilts.com

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    I read in a Quilters Mag that many many men quilt! Doctors, Lawyers, stay at home Dads, A Chemist. An endless list of men that quilt because most say it's relaxing and you can see something productive when finished. Besides, men love to be bragged on!!:-)

    Two other male quilters are Grandpa in TN and Davidwent in MA.!! :P

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    One of my best quilting friends is male - he owns a quilt shop in Hamburg and is a great longarm quilter. He also sews clothes and does a wonderful work.

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    Not only do men quilt but they also knit.

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    You will be able to prove him wrong very quickly! LOL :D
    We have some WONDERFUL quilters on here that are men. I'm sure they will be commenting as soon as they see your post!

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    My DH knits, does cross-stitch and leadlighting. He would quilt as well but my sewing room is too small for both of us to share.

    He is also very handy with a circular saw and other "manly" things.

    Get your hubby to check out some of the intricate work the guys on this board do. He's bound to be impressed.

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    My dad worked with wood for years. I have been quilting for years and my mother took it up about 5 years ago and is a hand quilter. My dad (with no sewing experience) decided he wanted a longarm. He has learned to sew and is good with his quilting. He has a great eye for color and design.
    Here he is with one of his most challenging quilts.
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    And then there is that guy that did the last supper. Show him that, he will be impressed. I can't think of his name right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PegD
    And then there is that guy that did the last supper. Show him that, he will be impressed. I can't think of his name right now.
    Hey!! Check this out!! It's sooo interesting and cool!! It's about the man and how he created the Last Super Quilt!!

    http://www.thesupper.net/made.htm

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    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!

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    don't forget in the past most, if not all, tailers were men. I think men have great eye for precision and detail. The quilts on here made by men are just beautiful. Good luck helping him get started.
    Sue

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    Here in Delaware there was a gentleman quilter who also designed quilts. He started his career in quilting because he wanted to quit smoking. He was also a member of a local biker group. You can do a google search fro him under his quilter name name, Biker Dude or his real name of Butch Meyers. He also had a job at the LQS.

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    there is a museum in Colorado that is MEN WHO QUILT... find the web site...do a search...there are sooooo many famous men quilters...Ricky Timms; Joel Dewberry; Kaffe Faccet (well i think Kaffe designs and has a lady sew); - visit fons and porter's web site...through the list of shows they have featured a number of male quilters...also Sewing with Nancy---from Nancy's notions has featured many men...there are so many...and tell your hubby...
    through out history MEN HAVE RULED THE TEXTILE WORLD...women are new

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    My Aunt taught me how to tailor garments but it was my Uncle, who installed elevators for a living and had hands like hams, who taught me how to embroider as he was taught by my Grandma.

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    One of my bosses has a BF that knits beautifully, and he is so embarraced. I dont understand WHY, the guy has TALENT....there are lots of guys here who make beautiful quilts!

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    Show this thread to your husband. He'll be surprised!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-41725-1.htm

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    There are quite a few men on board and they do a fantastic job. Tell him to go for it. We'll cheer him on.

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    Any one can quilt...men and women :-)

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    There are some amazing male quilters , for Two years in a row a man won top prize at International Quilt show in Chicago.
    Give him a Ricky Timms book !

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