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Elaray 06-23-2012 03:47 AM

Do "Real Quilters" Do This?
For over 40 years, I'm sewn garments. Then, I took my first quilting class two years ago. I made a small sampler in the class and three full size quilts since then. I think I'm developing the heart of of quilter. I'm becoming as obsessed about quilting as I am about garment sewing. Here's the evidence:

  • I recently took my two young nieces to Barnes & Noble. I went immediately to the needlework section and looked at more quilting books than sewing books. (Of course, I already have dozens of sewing books)
  • My nieces had to drag me away from the quilting magazines.
  • I spend too much time online at sites like Fat Quarter Shop and Keepsake Quilting looking at fabric.
  • I search online for independent fabric stores and quilting shops to visit whenever I'm in a new place.
  • I have more ideas than time (or skill) to carry them out.
  • I'm planning quilts for the nieces mentioned above, even though they probably will have to wait years to get them. I'm also wondering who else I can give a quilt to.

So, tell me, do real quilters do all these things?

dakotamaid 06-23-2012 03:50 AM

YES! It means you are a "real" quilter!:)

Jan in FL 06-23-2012 03:51 AM

Welcome to our world! Don't analyze, fret or over think.....ENJOY!

Mona Marie 06-23-2012 03:51 AM

Yes, And I have been quilting for years...wait untill you get a stash and still don't have the right fabric either.

Pat625 06-23-2012 03:53 AM

You are hooked!!! Don't stress the skill part..you will be amazed how you progress...enjoy the process!! Welcome to our crazy world!!

Raggiemom 06-23-2012 04:19 AM

Yes! Welcome to our world :)

Thumbelina 06-23-2012 04:24 AM

Welcome to our quilting addiction.

JenniePenny 06-23-2012 04:25 AM

Yes, all of those symptoms are what defines a quilter. We are totally addicted.

Sunnie 06-23-2012 04:30 AM

Originally Posted by JenniePenny (Post 5310248)
Yes, all of those symptoms are what defines a quilter. We are totally addicted.

I couldn't have said it better. Welcome Elaray.

Sienna's GiGi 06-23-2012 04:39 AM

Yup! Another live one.

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