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Thread: So happy helped a new quilter get started

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    My son's girlfriend is a lovely girl and very crafty. She has seen all the great things I have made and now wants to quilt. I am doing a happy dance...... I can share my stash with her and teach her this beautiful art.

    Last night she went through several pattern books I thought would be good for her to start with. she found several patterns she picked one for her first. I told her to go through the 25 tubs of fabric I have and pick what she wanted to use. If she picked something I didn't want to share I would let her know. She found everything she needed except the backing and we started the ironing and cutting process. She took to it great, she wasn't afraid of the rotary cutter, but she was very careful and paid attention. We cut 288 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangles of the assorted color fabrics and the 96 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle and 288 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares of the tan fabric. We went over the directions and I sent her home to play. She'll be back to visit in two weeks I can't wait to see how she does.

    Just wanted to share.

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    Aren't you sweet!!! I think that is wonderful that you are teaching her and supporting her interest in quilting. I just hope it doesn't cause trouble with your son, when she says she wants a date with you instead LOL.

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    Good for you. Glad to see new quilters/sewers still interested in the "fabric arts". Sometimes I'm afraid that in 20 or 30 years, there won't be anyone under 50 who even knows how to thread a needle, let alone sew or quilt.

    Good luck to your "student".

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    OHHH I would love to have someone like that!!

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    My ds is only two, I have years to wait! LOL! And my daughter has NO interest in anything like this. She doesn't even like to cook.

    Lucky you!

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    Good work on sharing of your talent and creating yet another quilter. As long as people like you continue to guide others the art of quilting will live forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingladydi
    Good for you. Glad to see new quilters/sewers still interested in the "fabric arts". Sometimes I'm afraid that in 20 or 30 years, there won't be anyone under 50 who even knows how to thread a needle, let alone sew or quilt.

    Good luck to your "student".
    Hmmmm... I'm 26 now so in 20 years I'd still fit into that category but not in 50! Maybe I'll have kids by then I can teach.... :)

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    What fun!!! That is so nice that you are willing to share and teach her :D:D:D I can't wait to see her first quilt, one of many I bet!!!

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    You must be on top of the world, congrad. Although I'm a little stingy,My kids have always come first, now I'm second after my DH. I all most for got. Theresse

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    Isn't it just a joy to pass on the quilting gift? I am teaching quilting at our church right now, and I am just reveling in the excitement as the ladies put together their blocks and get so excited to see it coming together. I feel so blessed to be able to share this with them, and to pass on the gift that was passed to me. All in the spirit of preserving the skill of quilting. I love it!!!

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    That is so special. I hope she enjoys quilting, and that it because a life long hobby for her.

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    I think that is very nice and very wise :)
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    That is wonderful that you are teaching her.

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    Enjoy her! What pattern did she pick? Keep us posted.
    I have only 1 daughter who was a disaster in home ec and only grandsons.
    Denise are you going to the Columbus show in June?
    I`m from Canada and have my hotel booked.
    Can hardly wait.
    Gale

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    O I LOVE teaching from the very first second they are interested.... LUCKY GIRL YOU ARE! Can't wait to see how she does... O and I am SOOOOOO jealous of you right now!

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    Wow,

    I wish my MIL was 1) able to craft with me or 2) interested. She never was a crafty person but now she is suffering from dementia and not able to remember much!

    I have always loved crafts and have introduced myself to many.... but I have to say, the next best thing to a quilting friend is this board.... I have learned so much in the few weeks I have been on here..... and you are all the best enablers to stash buying I have ever known - LOL LOL LOL!

    I wish you and your prospective DIL (if I can say that) a very happy and crafty future!

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    Im so green with envy! You have someone to share ideas with in your sewing room and soon you will be swaping fabric and patterns with her! You know how excited shes going to be once she gets started, you gave her Quilt Pox!(LOL). I still dont know anyone here, I have thought about going to Jo-Anns, and striking up conversations with the women at the calico wall, then I thought it would be too much like a bar scene, "you come here often?" "nice fabric, are you a quilter?" "I will show you my stash if you show me yours". It just seemed a lil creepy for me, so I will sew alone for now.

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    Hi Gale,

    Yes I am going to the show in June, I beleive I will be there on the first day, Thurs. or it might be Fri. what ever the first day is. a group of us from our guild goes. anyway maybe we can meet up somewhere at the show. have you ever been? it is a great show.

    Bonnie is making Christmas Ribbons out of the book Scrap-Basket Surprises by Kim Brackett. I love this book. When she gets it done I will post pics.

    Hi Caroline, thanks, not sure about the DIL part , wouldn't mind it. They are both 31 never been married. We will see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygirl66
    Im so green with envy! You have someone to share ideas with in your sewing room and soon you will be swaping fabric and patterns with her! You know how excited shes going to be once she gets started, you gave her Quilt Pox!(LOL). I still dont know anyone here, I have thought about going to Jo-Anns, and striking up conversations with the women at the calico wall, then I thought it would be too much like a bar scene, "you come here often?" "nice fabric, are you a quilter?" "I will show you my stash if you show me yours". It just seemed a lil creepy for me, so I will sew alone for now.

    Hi mygirl66, have you joined a quilt guild? that is a great place to meet quilters. Not all of them will be your cup of tea but the way i got to be friends with other quilters was I chaired a committee and these 5 other ladies volunteered to help me , they had never had that many volunteer at one time for just one committee. Anyway it turned out we all get along so well we started a mini group on a different night so we can get together and share, our guild is more a business meeting, our mini group is more learning and sharing. I had belonged to this guild for years on and off and heading a committee is what made the difference. I volunteered to chair another committee(our raffle quilt) and the same ladies are on that with me too. We go places together and enjoy each other company, it is great to share your love of quilting with others. Our oldest gal is 71 and our youngest is 43.

    Also, local quilt stores are good. even if you have to drive a ways to get to one, they may know of other quilters in your area that shop at their store. When I first moved here that is how I found my quilt guild.

    Another idea is go to the county fair and see if there are any quilts on display. sometimes there are quilters sitting and demonstrating, we have gotten several new members to our guild by doing this.

    I will keep you in my thoughts hoping you will meet some wonderful quilters.

    take care
    Denise

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    OH, how wonderful. I have a daughter, but she wouldn't know which end of the needle to thread!! (good thing she doesn't come on this board!!) I have 3 sons, but no DIL's. I would love to be able to share with someone who wants to learn. It would be so much fun!

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    How fun to be able to share and pass on the love of quilting :thumbup: Have fun and Keep us posted ! By the way did you tell her about the board here, maybe she could join and get all kinds of ideas :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeniseB
    My son's girlfriend is a lovely girl and very crafty. She has seen all the great things I have made and now wants to quilt. I am doing a happy dance...... I can share my stash with her and teach her this beautiful art.

    Last night she went through several pattern books I thought would be good for her to start with. she found several patterns she picked one for her first. I told her to go through the 25 tubs of fabric I have and pick what she wanted to use. If she picked something I didn't want to share I would let her know. She found everything she needed except the backing and we started the ironing and cutting process. She took to it great, she wasn't afraid of the rotary cutter, but she was very careful and paid attention. We cut 288 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangles of the assorted color fabrics and the 96 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle and 288 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares of the tan fabric. We went over the directions and I sent her home to play. She'll be back to visit in two weeks I can't wait to see how she does.

    Just wanted to share.
    What pattern did she choose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeniseB
    Quote Originally Posted by mygirl66
    Im so green with envy! You have someone to share ideas with in your sewing room and soon you will be swaping fabric and patterns with her! You know how excited shes going to be once she gets started, you gave her Quilt Pox!(LOL). I still dont know anyone here, I have thought about going to Jo-Anns, and striking up conversations with the women at the calico wall, then I thought it would be too much like a bar scene, "you come here often?" "nice fabric, are you a quilter?" "I will show you my stash if you show me yours". It just seemed a lil creepy for me, so I will sew alone for now.
    There are 2 within 25 miles from here, I have decided to go to one tommrow, and one Thursday. In person I am very shy, hard to believe here, huh!? I will let you know how my adventure went, thanks Denise for all of your ideas.

    Hi mygirl66, have you joined a quilt guild? that is a great place to meet quilters. Not all of them will be your cup of tea but the way i got to be friends with other quilters was I chaired a committee and these 5 other ladies volunteered to help me , they had never had that many volunteer at one time for just one committee. Anyway it turned out we all get along so well we started a mini group on a different night so we can get together and share, our guild is more a business meeting, our mini group is more learning and sharing. I had belonged to this guild for years on and off and heading a committee is what made the difference. I volunteered to chair another committee(our raffle quilt) and the same ladies are on that with me too. We go places together and enjoy each other company, it is great to share your love of quilting with others. Our oldest gal is 71 and our youngest is 43.

    Also, local quilt stores are good. even if you have to drive a ways to get to one, they may know of other quilters in your area that shop at their store. When I first moved here that is how I found my quilt guild.

    Another idea is go to the county fair and see if there are any quilts on display. sometimes there are quilters sitting and demonstrating, we have gotten several new members to our guild by doing this.

    I will keep you in my thoughts hoping you will meet some wonderful quilters.

    take care
    Denise
    :D :D :-D :-D

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    It's so nice of you to share your talent and fabric with her.

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    My son's girlfriend came to me to help her make a pillow for her sister, she made a cute owl pillow. The owl was made from felt. I've tried since to get her into other projects, but she always says she's too busy. I really enjoy her, though, maybe some day. She is an artist when she cooks, and we are always sharing recipes. She'll come to me and ask for specific recipes that my son has mentioned. And after Christmas dinner she always asks when they can come back for turkey carcus soup and dumplings. She had never had it before.

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