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Thread: Never Too Old to Become a Quilter

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    This story is so cool I just had to share. Our church ladies starting making quilts for a pediatric hospice in So. CA, and many of them were new to sewing and quilting. My 83 year old mother came to "hang out" and "watch" while the rest of us sewed. My friend Annie and I were the teachers, and we had about 14 ladies that were learning. Pretty soon, whenever I got up from my machine to help someone, Mom would sit down and sew a little bit. Well, by the end of the class, she was doing all the sewing on "our" quilt. Two weeks after we finished the quilts, Mom announces that she went and bought a new sewing machine, cutting mat, rotary cutter, etc., etc., and she wants to take the next class. So, ladies, if she can start at 83, anyone can do this!

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    Awww! She is great!!

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    that is an adorable story!!!! :-)

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    How neat!

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    You Go Mom!!!! Hope you post some of her work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    You Go Mom!!!! Hope you post some of her work!
    and pictures of her with her cool new stuff, and sewing and. . .

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    Good on her....what a great way to keep her mind and body active....give her a big pat on the back :D :D :D

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    That is just wonderful... good for her. The company of others is good therapy too she will be just so happy..

    Can we have a photo of Mom Sewing please :D Elle

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    What an inspiring story! I'm glad you shared it.

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    what an inspirtion and what a neat lady to want to learn something new in her 80's just proves shes young at heart and thats what counts most...Thank You for sharing this with us....

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    Wow! That is really awesome :)

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    Go Mom go!

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    Way to go Mom!
    Sew on Dudette, sew on!! :) :) :) :)

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    That is so great that you two have that common interest! My sister and I both quilt and I have a brother that does woodworking that I think could become hooked on quilting as well. Sad to say my mom has no interest in quilting and more or less thinks I am batty for loving it so much. Two years ago when we started working on the big quilt we did for the church, she told me not to get involved because I would end up doing it all. I am thankful to say, she was wrong. But I am so glad for you that your mom is hooked :!: :thumbup:

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    Thanks for all your really nice comments. Well, here is the picture you asked for. This is Mom sewing "our" first quilt - the one that got her hooked! It went to a really cute little boy who is terminally ill. We pray that his family will get some comfort from the quilt after their little one has passed on. Anyway, here is Mom, and we are having lots of fun together quilting away!
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    Sooo very cool!! Mom looks so happy!!

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    Good for her. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Way to go mom! Great story!

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    Thanks, everyone!! I'll pass on your good wishes to Mom!! :-D :thumbup:

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    Thanks for the pic. She looks pretty and happy.

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    you have an incredible Mum!!! I hope I am still able to sew and quilt at her age!!

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    Awesome! Way to go Mom!

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    Thanks for sharing! She looks like the bug did really bite! Happy just to be sewing away!

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    great story!! Be sure to show us some of her finished projects!

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    We have a quilting group at church that is about 12 -15, depending on health. They have been quilting since the 70's. I joined 3 yrs ago on my retirement. last yr we made over 800 quilts for Lutheran world relief and many local groups too. Our oldest is 92 and I am the youngest at 58. There is no whinning on my part. We meet every wednesday morning and there is soo much laughter. Quilting is truely a healing gift.

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