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Thread: Quiltheimer’s Disease

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    Super Member zyxquilts's Avatar
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    :D This is from my quilt guild's current newsletter:
    Quiltheimer’s Disease

    By Debbie Anderson Searles

    With all the uproar in recent months concerning communicable diseases sweeping the country, very little publicity has been given to one disease that’s been around for hundreds of years. You will probably recognize the symptoms, although perhaps you will have your own name of it. My husband calls it “Quiltheimer’s Disease.”

    Quiltheimer’s Disease is highly contagious! It is spread by word of mouth, and by the viewing of quilts or quilted projects. Usually it begins innocently enough. Initial infection might be from viewing a quilt show or perhaps inheriting a quilt. Some cases have even been reported to start from innocently walking into a fabric shop that contains a quilting display. Taking a quilting class is almost certain to bring on the disease.

    The first signs of this affliction might include the appearance of a few quilted pillows on the sofa and beds. From pillows, it spreads on every bed or in every room of one’s home. It has even been reported to spread to clothing

    Other telltale signs of Quiltheimer’s Disease (QD) include small yardages of calicos that quickly grow in gigantic proportions. They soon take over closets and every available storage space. Some husbands have even reported these mysterious calicos taking over whole rooms!

    Sure signs of Q.D. include quilting frames of various sizes and shapes popping up in corners of the family room. Pins and threads lightly start settling into the carpet. And if the person inflicted with this disease becomes starry-eyed and incoherent at the words “Quilt Show Coming” you know they are in BIG trouble.

    Although Q.D is NOT fatal, it is indeed incurable. The patient with this problem will be known to do silly things – like forget to buy milk and bread, but remember to pick up a package of size 10 needles. Or drive miles through the rain, sleet, and snow to attend quilt shows, workshops and seminars.

    No one knows how far this disease progresses. My husband keeps expecting to find that I’ve had patchwork tattooed to my body, or that I have traded our first-born son for a Double Wedding Ring quilt. (Do not worry, dear, my skin will remain unmarked from the disease, and our child is safe – unless, of course the Double Wedding Ring quilt would be in soft peaches and greens!)

    All that can be done for someone with Q.D. is to give them lots of tender loving care. An appreciative nod once in a while when viewing their latest project helps. And, of course, giving them a little space and time to occupy themselves with quilting always makes the disease easier to live with.

    Quiltheimer’s Disease is incurable. It is passed on to family, friends, and even younger generations. Let’s hope they never find a cure for it!

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    Heheheee what a COOL BEANS kinda disease!!! LMBO

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    I have that disease. It has taken over the master bedroom and I now have to sleep in a smaller room. I fear it will spread and I will no longer have a place to sleep.

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    I needed that this morning..... :lol:

    I certainly hope that it is indeed contagious which will mean more quilt shows, more LQSs, more classes and best of all more available fabric and quilty friends! THANKS!

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    Love it. I have it. And have infected my DGD with it. Can't be all bad. We both love it. It's Ok, we treat it with visits to the fabric store. Tee Hee

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    I only have 2 symptoms, does that mean I don't have much chance for beating the disease? What are my odds to succumbing to this fatal attraction (certainly not an affliction)?

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    I have it. And love it.

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    Oh my so that is my problem. :lol:

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    NOW I know what's wrong with me! LOL

    K x

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    :D too funny! but i am infected!

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    :lol: Looks like we all have it!

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    I'll attempt to "cure" my QD by going to the Auburn Quilt Show this weekend.

    ....I read kinda fast: Did it mention the new QD symptom of forumitis?

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    I will have to make sure I tell my husband that there is indeed a name for what I have!! I am sure he will be relieved! Maybe not when he finds out it is in fact incurable! Oh well now that I have it, I will have to learn to live with it!
    Thanks for the smiles!!!
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    I'm off to search for a cure, have checkbook in hand!!!! :D :lol: :D :lol:

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    Oh, I love that!!

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    Oh, now I have a name for the addiction, er affliction that I have a full blown case of. More fabric, that must be the answer!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    I only have 2 symptoms, does that mean I don't have much chance for beating the disease? What are my odds to succumbing to this fatal attraction (certainly not an affliction)?
    Please forgive me if I get personal, but Barb, what 2 symptoms would that be? You have been exposed to the disease, so be on the lookout for other symptoms. They creep up on you when you least expect them. :wink:

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    I knew that I had something. It is so nice to finally find a name for it! I think it is a life time thing. I guess I will just have to learn to live with it.

    Do you think that my family will help me get my house fixed up for this? Making it better for me? Easier to live with it? And put things to where I can get to them to pass my time that I have left in this world? I know that this is killer and we all will go to our graves with this. I am so glad to have all of you to talk to to help me ease my "pain" in this disease. :lol:

    Hubby was thinking that there was a cure and when I told there was none.....he just shook his head and said "Well I am so sorry for you! I wondered what was wrong with you. Too bad there is no cure. But don't even think of trying to give it to me! I couldn't handle it!"

    Now this is a man that will go shopping with me (when I was working and had some money!) and will cut my blocks out for me. I think he has a touch of it too! :mrgreen:

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    Tooo funny! I guess we could have a worse disease...I'll take this one :lol:

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    I knew there was a name for it.

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    Did you know that one of the syndromes of Quiltheimers is SABLE? I just read about it in one of my quilting magazines.

    SABLE stands for Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy, and I definitely have it. Arrrrgggghhh! :D

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