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    Quilting crush

    I just realized I have a “quilting crush” on a fellow quilter. I’m completely enamoured with her quilting and how she carries herself in the quilting community. I guess I would say I want to grow up and be just like her only....she’s not that much older than me!
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    Ha! Well, it's great to have inspiration and something to aim for, and there's lots of that here, for sure. Not sure if you were indicating that person is here, but I've seen many people post whose work just stuns me, and certainly a lot of gracious and kind folks too. I don't have a local guild I sew with, or any club or affiliation so most of my advice and motivation is from this board, and I'm grateful for finding it years ago.
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    I can totally relate! When I go to the quilt shows and see what people do on their DSM's I just want to sit and watch them. I am trying though - just haven't met a quilter yet that is willing to let me watch. I do watch on YouTube but it's just not the same.

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    It is really nice to find those sparks of inspiration. Hang on to them, they can be priceless in helping grow your own style.

    I have found different artists inspire me in different ways. One may be color combining, another original design, then someone who does fabulous quilting. To coin a phrase, " it takes a village to inspire this quilter."
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    I can totally relate! I think it's nice to have a "hero" of sorts, not only in quilting, but in other areas as well. Right now I'm crazy about Jenny Doan and Donna Jordan. I could watch their videos all day long. But there are others.

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    It’s kind of funny but I also had a quilting famous person I looked up to because of her wonderful books. I had met her twice in Paducah and she was really nice. Then a few years ago I went into her booth and while giving a short presentation to myself and two others, she would stop every few minutes and ask us to applaud. At first we didn’t know what she wanted, it was such a surprise. After that, she fell off her pedestal. No more heroes for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanabee Quiltin View Post
    It’s kind of funny but I also had a quilting famous person I looked up to because of her wonderful books. I had met her twice in Paducah and she was really nice. Then a few years ago I went into her booth and while giving a short presentation to myself and two others, she would stop every few minutes and ask us to applaud. At first we didn’t know what she wanted, it was such a surprise. After that, she fell off her pedestal. No more heroes for me.
    This must have been awkward! :/
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    My favorite teacher remains Pat Campbell from whom I learned applique about 30 years ago. I have seen pictures in books of applique but the stitches show. My appliques float on the surface and no stitches show. I am very proud of my applique work.

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    I have several "quilting heroes" here on the QB - they are always ready to step in and help someone with a problem and they post beautiful work. And they are very supportive and encouraging for everyone!

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    I've never had any quilting crushes but have felt awe for a few. Sharon Schamber's work is just unbelievable and the works of art of Hollis Chaterlain are jaw dropping. I admire Jenny Doan for the respect she and her husband has from their children and what a great family they are and what they have achieved by pulling together as a family. Eleanor Burns for being the Queen of Quilting. She changed the quilting world.
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    There are a few gals on this board that I have great respect for - their quilting abilities, the way they interact with others and the wisdom/advice they share is quite impressive. In that regard, I can understand Pamela having a 'quilting crush' (assuming it's someone on this board she's referring to). I, too, aspire to be just like them someday

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanieH View Post
    I have several "quilting heroes" here on the QB - they are always ready to step in and help someone with a problem and they post beautiful work. And they are very supportive and encouraging for everyone!
    Yes This! Ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

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    I had a chance to take a class with Susan Carlson. I had to sign up close to a year in advance. When I saw her at the show in Houston (months before the class- she didn't know me from Adam!), I went Totally groupie on her! I yelled her name, hugged her like I knew her...it was SoO embarassing! I had never done anything like that before! When I got to take her class, we laughed about it...but I am still embarassed! lol
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