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Thread: Quilters

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    What do you think is the common thread that creates a QUILTER?

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    Patience? LOL

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    Values; (courtesy; being naturally helpful; generosity; appreciation of the traditions worth holding onto; etc, etc, etc)

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    The urge to create something beautiful and in my case give it to someone else.

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    For me it is a creative outlet... how cool is it to take fabric and create something that is not only beautiful, but functional. When I wrap up in a quilt my grandmother made, I feel wrapped in love. That is what I hope my quilts do for others.

    And then of course there is this obsession with fabric... it just seems to come with the territory!

    Barb C

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    Ladies:
    You have touched my heart with your answers, and they ALL hit the nail right on the head OUCH, As with most of you I gave away alot of my quilts, but then theres some I've held onto because I really liked it for one reason or another, When I make a quilt, it's always for someone I love, And I think I'm letting them know I love them by making them a quilt. And I love tradition and the beautiful things about tradition. So for me when you put it all together you come up with one word. Quilt.

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    The love of needle and thread. Being able to see your work. The love of family and friends that you create for! I could go on, but you get the idea.

    Sharon

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    wanting to make something to give to others that will allow them to remember the quilter in years to come

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    For me Quilting is an Art form of Love. Creating and putting something of yourself in to a piece of work, that can be shared. And it brings comfort and smiles from the reciever, who takes pride in the fact you care about them enough to share youself with them. They are lingering memories for the reciever, of how well thought of they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Country Quilter
    Patience? LOL
    HAHA I had to laugh b/c if this is the answer I am surprised b/c I didn't think I had any left. Kyia

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    The ability to take our dreams/ideas and turn their beauty into a reality, and then spread that beauty around when we give the quilts to others to enjoy. :)

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    I also give away everything I make.. For me each one is done with love and meant to show the reciever how much they mean to me :) So far I have only kept one that I made years ago.. It was a cheaters top and it is tied.. Whoever is here visiting uses it.. However that is going to change after Christmas.. I have decided that I am doing a few to keep at home :lol:

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    I think you all have covered the reasons to quilt very thoroughly.

    I have the love of fabric that was inherited from my mother. The need for an artistic outlet that was encouraged by my mother and now my sisters. The skills of sewing and handwork that was taught to me by my mother.

    Quilting is a continuation of traditions of the past and for the future. We quilt to prevent quilting from becoming a lost art!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbC
    For me it is a creative outlet... how cool is it to take fabric and create something that is not only beautiful, but functional. When I wrap up in a quilt my grandmother made, I feel wrapped in love. That is what I hope my quilts do for others.

    And then of course there is this obsession with fabric... it just seems to come with the territory!

    Barb C

    DITTO.

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    Years ago I thought about why I love to quilt and I came up with 2 things:

    1. I, as a busy person with many things I have to do, love quilting because I get to make all the decisions. I decide what pattern, what colors, how big, how to quilt, when to work on it, and who to give it to.

    2. I love having the opportunity to give a "HUG-TO-GO" to those who need it. I've given away about 10 ragged flannels to those who needed a hug for one reason or another--and most I've never met. Trust me--it did as much for me as it did them. :D

    So, I think quilters have a lot of love in them, love of beauty, love of comfort. :wink:

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    I quilt for several reasons ...one it reminds me of Granny ..the one who taught me to quilt ....and also who can say quilt with out thinking the word love....it is a way to express your love to those who matter to you ( the recepient) so basically a quilt to me is a great big warm hug...memories and tons of love :)

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    Friendship,fellowship, and the love of sharing.

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