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Thread: Quilting - Purpose?

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    A question out of curiosity: what is your main purpose when you make a quilt? Is it meant for daily use? For quilt shows? For decoration in your house? Or just because it's fun?

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    My quilts would NEVER make it into a show. But they are all made with love and are to be used.

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    Mostly because it is fun.

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    Because when I'm quilting I am in the zone,I am relaxed,mind body and soul.As for the quilts I make ,I usually give them to family and friends.

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    Fun and the joy they bring others.

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    Great fun, much joy, immense happiness, pure pleasure, really relaxing, very creative, sheer satisfaction and because I LOVE IT !!!!

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    Quilting does take me to a wonderful, peaceful place away from the chaos of the "real world"

    My last 2 quilts have been UFOs that my aunt made 50 yrs ago - the look on her face when they were returned to her completed!!

    The look on the faces are the best and the high I get is indescribable!!!

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    Fun and relaxation, mostly. Anything else is an added benefit.

    Janet

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    I make functional quilts. I want them to be used and loved.

    HA, HA on the quilt show comment. Never happen here. Not even striving for it.

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    Daily use. I make them so someone can crawl under them and feel someone really cares about them.

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    My sanity, lol, I absolutely MUST have a creative outlet.
    :lol: And mine are meant to be used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeAnn
    Great fun, much joy, immense happiness, pure pleasure, really relaxing, very creative, sheer satisfaction and because I LOVE IT !!!!
    ME TOO!!!

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    Fun, to be used, and keeping my sanity - that's why I quilt.

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    Mine are just every day quilts, wouldnt be good enough for a show. I also do charity quilts, try my best, but I just do simple and easy ones.

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    I am in the process of making my first quilt, which is mostly a tribute to my grandma and mom, and it's for me. I have bought material to make my dad a quilt, and my MIL.

    I HOPE some day I will make a quilt that I can put in a show, but I don't know....seems very unlikely at this time!

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    to keep me sane!!!! I quilt as a creative outlet, to give gifts, and just because I enjoy it. I don't need a reason beyond that.

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    Because I am compelled to quilt! Some are for my family, some for gifts, some for church family, but all are for using!

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    I want them to be used & well-loved. I would rather it fall to pieces because it did everything than hang up on a wall.

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    I do it for fun. And to see the creation come together.

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    I just like to sew them. Dont think i would ever want to put them in a show. Even if they were good enough. As long as I like them thats all that matters to me. They are all ribbon winners as far as I'm concerned. Ive sold one baby quilt. It made me feel guilty. I like to give them away.

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    Oh, and it is cheaper than therapy. LOL.

    Janet

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    I quilt to show my family I love them and because I like the warmth it adds to my home. I love the way my youngest daughter latches on to her quilt, even at the age of 11 and the way all of my children eagerly wait for their next quilt. It's also a HUGE stress relief for me. Many prayers go into each quilt.

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    I quilt for the joy of creating. But I have entered into my local non-juried show. Maybe some day my skills will be good enough that I could enter a juried show but showing is down the list. First is the joy of creating, second is to create something that is beautiful and functional. I tend to only want to make bed size quilts. I rarely make wall hangings but do make table toppers, placemats and such. Occasionally a wall hanging.

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    All of my quilts are made because it's fun. Some are for decoration, like the first quilt I made and the Christmas Quilt I'm working on right now. Others are for daily use, like the Irish Chain quilt I'm working on that's going to go on my bed. It basically depends on the pattern what I do with it and I pick my patterns because they look fun to make :)

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    :thumbup: Just for fun and to give away I seen some of them they get lots use .Sewned a corner on one I made 20yrs ago for my sil she was so upset because she hooked it on end bed tore a hole.

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