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    So proud of my daughter's first quilting project!

    My 30ish DD has done some piecing projects--table toppers and even a whole quilt. But tonight she came out with her DH for dinner and to quilt a lap quilt for his g-ma on my long arm. Sure it was just a meander and I helped her load it. But such fun to watch her do a great job on her first long arming! She was a little stiff at first, but was really getting into her stride! Sure there will be more in her future!

    Next Christmas we anticipate both kids and the grandkids will all be here(this year our son's family can't make it home due to work) and I plan to start a new tradition of loading a plain piece fabric on the frame and having all of us work on an area, then using the results as a table cloth!

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    Sounds lovely. Can you post a picture??
    Alyce

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    Fun to know there's another quilter in the family!
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    How nice to have someone to carry on the quilting tradition in your family.
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    How wonderful to have a companion and friend to quilt with on the DARKSIDE.
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    Lucky you! I have 2 daughters and neither has an interest in quilting! My first grand daughter is due in February so I still have a little hope!
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    Congrats! I agree, what a blessing to share together. My daughter still asks me to sew on buttons. The DGD is almost 3, so I'm hopeful!
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    That is terrific. I learn to sew with my Grandmother. It was her half sister who introduced me to quilting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62 View Post
    How nice to have someone to carry on the quilting tradition in your family.
    It is fun! When our Guild has a retreat, my sister travels the 4 hrs to join me and my daughter also comes. My Mom used to join the Guild retreat until her death 3 yrs ago--her last year she told me she wasn't even bringing a machine or project cause she was only coming to sit and gab with all the gals in the Guild! So I prepared an embroidery project for her--well she managed to get my daughter, my sis, and several of the gals in the Guild to work on the blocks--just like Tom Sawyer whitewashing the fence. She became a star of the retreat!

    And dang! I forgot to get a picture of her work last night!

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    quiltingshorttimer, I love your story! What an awesome treasured memory!
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    What a great story. Creating memories.

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    So fun! My DIL from Upper Michigan and I have a similar interest in quilting and the very best time of year for us is April and October when we spend 5 days with a great group of women at a quilt retreat on Lake Superior. Can't tell you how much this has brought to our relationship! My DD has no interest in any of the crafts I do but she's a great cook!
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    How wonderful to have a new recruit in the quilting world. My DD does not quilt but loves to help me with my projects. She sews but has never gotten into the quilting aspect.

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    That is so cool that your daughter likes to quilt. I hope you took some pics . That would make a great memory quilt or a wall hanging or even a memory pillow. I would love that but I could never get my daughter or my grand daughter interested. They love my quilts but have no desire to sew at all. I thought at one time my GD showed a little interest but it soon faded.

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    How Great. When my GDs were 6 and 4 I taught them how to quilt. I had to work the presser foot for the 4 year old because she was to short to reach it.

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    You must be so proud that your daughter has taken up your love of quilting. My DD expressed no interest, whatsoever, except for telling me which fabric to use on which sewing pattern, and what colors she wanted her quilt to be, and even picked out the fabrics. Now at 30 something she took a crocheting class and even said she wished that she had learned to crochet from me. Oh well, I guess it's never too late, although I didn't take up quilting until my late 30's, early 40's, so maybe there's hope yet. You should have a wonderful Christmas next year with all your family present.

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    Both my mother and grandmother were quilters by necessity. I never took to it as a young person. In fact, I only started quilting in 2010, when I was well into my 60's.
    So don't give up hope on those kids and grandkids ladies! You never know when those quilting genes will kick in! Hugs and smiles!
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    One out of two Daughters quilt, 2 Granddaughters have no interest, nor Granddaughter in law. Will have to see about my three great granddaughters. They are very young and not close by.
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    What a spectacular idea!

    And don't give up on the next generation - I didn't get an interest in quilting until my 40's.

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    My 28 yr old son would jump at the chance of using the long arm--when we first got it I asked if anyone wanted to try and he immediately said YES, while the DD and DIL were reluctant to touch it. DS is a mechanic, worked for short time for a hotrod builder and ended up buying a car restorer's upholstery sewing machine (which I bought from him when he got married and short of cash). So never afraid of any machinery. And he was the kid that at age 10 decided to teach himself to cross-stitch (my daughter does wonderful cross stitch and winning at the county fair at the time)--so he grabbed an old towel that had a weave similar to aida cloth, regular thread, and started cross stitching!

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