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    Old 03-29-2010, 03:28 AM
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    This morning's Wall Street Journal had a FRONT PAGE article on quilting! Specifically, about with less load to hall, truck drivers try new hobbies, including quilting.

    And they have a video about it on their website:

    Have a look! It's interesting!
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    Old 03-29-2010, 04:01 AM
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    I really liked seeing this. Goes to show, quilting is the best hobby!
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    Old 03-29-2010, 04:06 AM
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    How neat is that!!! I love it!
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    Old 03-29-2010, 04:52 AM
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    Thanks for sharing, I think it is awesome!! Those great truckers sure need stress relief hobbies :D
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    Old 03-29-2010, 05:05 AM
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    That is just so cool and he does nice work.
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    Old 03-29-2010, 05:10 AM
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    He needs the wall hanging THERAPY IN SESSION and has a person quilting. He could hang it in the windshield!
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    Old 03-29-2010, 05:59 AM
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    that is so awesome! glad that he found a stress reliever and something to do while he waits. he does beautiful work too.
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    Old 03-29-2010, 06:36 AM
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    Another use for a hand crank machine! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    He does some beautiful work thats for sure!!

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    Old 03-29-2010, 06:53 AM
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    Glad to see that folks are beginning to see us truckers as human. I have been quilting in my truck for years and am so glad to see more people getting involved in it. In my case, I have a power source in the truck so can use my regular electric sewing machine. Sure can't beat it for ways to keep the mind and hands busy productively in between loads!
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    Old 03-29-2010, 07:14 AM
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    I think this is great! Quilting is a great way to pass the time. Several years ago, in my local guild, my secret quilter pal was a man. He wasn't a trucker, but did travel a lot with his job, finding himself with lots of free time in strange cities. So, he had his mother teach him to hand-piece and hand-quilt. He turned out some of the most beautiful work. And he was a great quilter pal, too. I got lots of interesting fabrics, tools, and notions that he picked up on his travels.
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