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    Junior Member DebQuilter50's Avatar
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    I am a new quilter and I feel totally obsessed. I take my sewing machine camping, I read this board for hours on end. I think about quilting all of the time. I search patterns and fabric and quilts on the internet. I want to go shopping just so I will have a "stash". Will this go away? Will it only get worse? Do I need help?

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    Obsession or addiction? LOL! I haven't heard of a 12-step program yet. Good luck! Enjoy the ride so to speak.

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    No, sorry it won't go away. It's a chronic disease that you will need to learn to manage.

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    Welcome to the world of quilting and to the board! If you are lucky.....the obsession will not go away... :wink:

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    There is no cure!

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    I think you found your support group here for your obsession.

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    Just wait till you start thinking about all this when you wake up in the middle of the night.

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    Welcome to the board. No there isn't a cure.

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    Nope. No cure and no research being done....except online and local fabric shops to find the best bargains!! The first step is admitting there is a "problem"....Go ahead...introduce yourself and admit it. For example, "My name is Laura, and I'm a quiltaholic..."

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    and from virginia

    you have definitely caught the bug for which there is no known cure...lol

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    It won't go away .... it'll just get worse! :) But that's not a bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dellareya
    I think you found your support group here for your obsession.
    I don't think of this place as a support group...it's more like a "Thelma & Louise" group! LOL

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    I don't think it will ever go away. It is my therapy. And I'm so glad I have it. And so glad this board is here. There are so many good people here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltyfeelings
    Nope. No cure and no research being done....except online and local fabric shops to find the best bargains!! The first step is admitting there is a "problem"....Go ahead...introduce yourself and admit it. For example, "My name is Laura, and I'm a quiltaholic..."
    Hello..
    "My name is Melody" I'm a quiltalcoholic..I don't have a problem..I love being addicted..lol..!!!

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    yup no cure just enjoy the ride and hope hubbys on board or atleast ok with it.

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    I'm sorry to say, once your hooked, your hooked

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    Quote Originally Posted by dellareya
    I think you found your support group here for your obsession.
    I think we're more like a bunch of enablers than a support group. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Quote Originally Posted by dellareya
    I think you found your support group here for your obsession.
    I think we're more like a bunch of enablers than a support group. LOL
    Exactly! LOL :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melrose V
    Quote Originally Posted by dellareya
    I think you found your support group here for your obsession.
    I don't think of this place as a support group...it's more like a "Thelma & Louise" group! LOL
    hello, my name is Thelma [ really] i don't quilt much, but i read everything on here every day, and love to look at fabric and buy;, i have a small stash,

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    I feel much better now thanks to all of your replies. It sounds like I am normal - in this group anyway!

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    I don't think it will go away - I'm a new quilter and I do the same as you. I do have a small stash (compared to others) from crafting over the years. Now - I'm trying to get bills paid of so when I retire in a few years I won't have a lot of bills and can spend a little more on my stash.

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    It is well known cure for everything in the world. Nerves,
    aggitation, kids, husbands. Just go with the flow. Good Luck, happy quilting.

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    Addicted, definitely YES...and look at how many people will be happy to receive the "fruits of your labor" in this addiction... Think of the new and lovely object that will keep appearing in your home for this addiction. Eat a chocolate and enjoy - both yor addiction and, of course, the chocolate.

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    I'm glad to read that I'm not alone. I think it's just getting worse. I don't think there is a cure. Glad to have you in the "group".
    Sue

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    Welcome from WI. If you find a cure, you'll have to let all of us know. Otherwise just enjoy and know you are not alone.

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