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    Quilting is not an Addiction . Nor anything that is needed to quilt by. It is Thearpy Now lets tell ourselfs that so we all have good selfaseem(?). We give most of what we make away and that makes us feel good. Quilting is Relaxation so it is a form of stress releaf. It is cheaper than going to see someone. We get out more. We talk to more people. So can you add more to this list so Quilting is not an Addiction? We could be doing a lot worse. OH Ya When I get into my Quilting I don't stop for anything so I don't eat. There for I loose weight. Good for my health.

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    I love the way you think!!!!!!!!!

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    Works for me.LOL

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    it works for me except the eating part it seems there is always something for me to snack on but i do get so involved I sometimes don't stop to eat a meal.

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    girlfriend, i love the way you think :wink:
    quilting keeps me from going to pieces :lol:

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    GMTA (Great Minds Think Alike) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    So, now I will tell hubby I'm in my Therapy room (aka Sewing room).

    NOW if this is therapy why can't I get a DR to give me a prescription to buy more fabric, notions, and books, etc, etc. Then I could write off all this as a "medical expense". :wink: :roll: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    GMTA (Great Minds Think Alike) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    So, now I will tell hubby I'm in my Therapy room (aka Sewing room).

    NOW if this is therapy why can't I get a DR to give me a prescription to buy more fabric, notions, and books, etc, etc. Then I could write off all this as a "medical expense". :wink: :roll: :lol:
    hey, great idea. :idea: :thumbup:

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    I agree!!! First two years here, I was going crazy. Didn't know anyone, didn't realize we were moving to an area of HERMITS!!! Finally started quilting.........met a few nice people, enjoy going into my favorite quilt shop AND I met you all, online!! Life doesn't get any better! :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    GMTA (Great Minds Think Alike) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    So, now I will tell hubby I'm in my Therapy room (aka Sewing room).

    NOW if this is therapy why can't I get a DR to give me a prescription to buy more fabric, notions, and books, etc, etc. Then I could write off all this as a "medical expense". :wink: :roll: :lol:
    LMAO :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    GMTA (Great Minds Think Alike) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    So, now I will tell hubby I'm in my Therapy room (aka Sewing room).

    NOW if this is therapy why can't I get a DR to give me a prescription to buy more fabric, notions, and books, etc, etc. Then I could write off all this as a "medical expense". :wink: :roll: :lol:
    ohhh, I love the way you BOTH think :lol:
    Oh, doc...I'm really, really sick,...I need a lot of prescriptions today...and possibly a recheck for new scripts tomorrow...I'm pretty sure, I won't be cured any time soon :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt4u
    Quilting is not an Addiction . Nor anything that is needed to quilt by. It is Thearpy ....

    Quilting is Relaxation so it is a form of stress releaf....

    .... can you add more to this list so Quilting is not an Addiction? We could be doing a lot worse....
    I have proof: Quilting has lowered my blood pressure about 30 points! That is according to my most recent checkup. Dr. asked me what I was doing differently, and the ONLY thing that I could think of was that I am quilting more! So there you have it, one and all, QUILTING IS THE ANSWER FOR AMERICA'S WOES!

    And since it's the answer, I think FEDERAL BAILOUT MONEY should be given to each and every quilter in America! After all, then we can buy more fabric, more tools, more machines. This puts more people back to work making fabrics, tools and machines, selling those same fabrics, tools and machines.

    Quilting is a win-win-win solution to EVERYTHING! And I dare the politicians to disagree with me!

    Odessa

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    Definitely works for me. The quilters of the world Unite...we can jump start the economy...give us fantastic fabric and we will buy. Think I'll get a Rx...lowered my BP and colestrol (sp)

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    I got into quilt for the very reason listed. I did need the therapy. So all true.

    Rita

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    Quilting is very relaxing to me, starting with the browsing through the fabric shops, washing and ironing my new fabrics, then cutting the pieces out and sewing them back together. The only think I don't care for in the whole process is basting the 3 layers together--once that job is done then it's back to enjoying the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    GMTA (Great Minds Think Alike) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    So, now I will tell hubby I'm in my Therapy room (aka Sewing room).

    NOW if this is therapy why can't I get a DR to give me a prescription to buy more fabric, notions, and books, etc, etc. Then I could write off all this as a "medical expense". :wink: :roll: :lol:
    Ohhh if only!!!!

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    Yes, yes yes. Therapy not an addiction.
    You are so right.
    Between quilting and reading my days are not stressful at all.

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    It's called "rationalizing" and how right you are! Very expensive therapy. I went to "group therapy" the other night and am booked for two more sessions next month. :lol:

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    I LOVE :D :D :D the way you all think!!! :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    It's called "rationalizing" and how right you are! Very expensive therapy. I went to "group therapy" the other night and am booked for two more sessions next month. :lol:
    ROFLOL :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    We are contributing to the art world.

    We keep people warm.

    We are creative.

    AND (when we use small scraps) We are recycling.

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    Good therapy IS expensive! :lol:

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    I agree with everyone. I'm a much happier person when I get to quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954
    We are contributing to the art world.

    We keep people warm.

    We are creative.

    AND (when we use small scraps) We are recycling.
    absolutely nothing goes into garbage in Mousie's cave. I have an ice cream bucket, that all snips and threads go into, for pillows and stuffed animals, etc.

    We are a quilting family,
    We don't need other therapy!
    Give us fabrics to keep us happy,
    Just like our grandma's and our pappies,
    Don't be a fretter, get you some thread,
    All problems disappear, all gloom, all dread.
    Write up a bill, up there in the BIG House,
    Fabrics for all, especially the Mouse! :wink:
    Yes, we are a quilting family....hee hee hee :lol:

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    Cabbagepatchkid, try the basting spray. I use it even for very large quilts, but then I hand quilt and use a small quilt frame that I'm always moving and straightening out the fabric underneath. I don't know how it would work for machine quilting. Any commentson that?

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    I have to say it is also good for the heart in general. I live with only half a heart physically and a computer implant to keep me going. Dr has learned that when he downloads my computer the times when I have been quilting. Not only is my pressure lower but my breathing rate and pulse are also down. And the emotional part of the heart knows we are doing something for someone else; whether it is a new baby, a homeless person, new bride, a preemie, or for a charity to auction. I have called Quilting my Stress Valve for a number of years and my Dr agrees. He is also a recipient of lap quilt for his office. Of course he is a Cowboys fan so I did his in his teams logo. We still have to teach him to be a Broncos fan. Go Quilters!!!!!

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