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    There is nothing weird about you, you just have your own style. Believe me, it is something that a lot of us wish we could do. Maybe someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonrise
    I have to say AWESOME too! :thumbup: To be honest, if I had to hand-quilt or hand-piece, I'd probably never do it. My attention span and patience are both near zero. :lol:
    I am with you on this one :lol: I would like to try hand quilting down the road, but it would have to be small. God bless.

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    I think your work is beautiful. Your not weird just like perfect work.

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    You may be a strange one but your work is absolutely beautiful so I say whatever works for you is just perfect!

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    I, too, love hand quilting. When I go places that I may not be able to take my machine, I try to make sure that I have something that I can take with me. My hubby was in the hospital during July for open heart surgery and there were times I was glad to have something to work on. So many people looked at the quilt I was working on and told me how pretty it was. It is great to have such a wonderful talent.

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    You work is beautiful. Lovely stitch work...

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    Wow, whatever you do keep doing it, the piece you showed was beautiful. If my handstitching looked that good I would do it that way, too.

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    Beautiful you do a wonderful job. You are quite a artist.
    I could never hand quilt every time I hand sew something even put a button I poke myself so much I bleed all over what ever I work on.
    I would end up with a white with red spots all over the quilt.
    You are very talented. I don't see how you can do all that by hand and such a beautiful job.
    All I can say is WOW. kjym Kathy

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    Traditional
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    I love your work... totally awesome...
    My question is how do you distribute the weight of the quilt without having to set up a table?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    My question is how do you distribute the weight of the quilt without having to set up a table?
    Leota, I am not quite sure what you mean exactly... while quilting? I use a hoop on a stand and the weight of the quilt hangs on the hoop, not on my shoulders.
    Is that what you want to know? :roll:

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    I just went to your website. What beautiful work you do! Very talented. The look of wholecloth quilting is so mesmerizing - you really get caught up in the pattern. Thank you for sharing your wonderful wierdness. (I really don't think you're wierd, just very gifted.):-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt
    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    My question is how do you distribute the weight of the quilt without having to set up a table?
    Leota, I am not quite sure what you mean exactly... while quilting? I use a hoop on a stand and the weight of the quilt hangs on the hoop, not on my shoulders.
    Is that what you want to know? :roll:
    I have an 18" round hoop (not on a stand) and the weight of the quilt that is not in the hoop pulls on the whole thing which makes it difficult for me to quilt. I have to set up the card table to rest the un-hooped portion of the quilt on. This dominates the livingroom or where ever I'm working. I feel I'm constantly trying to quilt during a tug of war. I have the pattern to build me a quilting frame but I don't have the space right now to set it up even if I had it built.

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    My hoop also have 18" but the stand carries the weight of the quilt. I know some quilters who use an ironing board to put the quilt on and they do fine with it. Others sit on the couch and arrange the quilt around them.
    Maybe you could also try a 14" hoop - because of the smaller diameter it's easier to handle.
    These are the only suggestions I have for you... :?

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    I think what you do is unique. Your work is pretty.

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    Recently , at quilt shows, I have seen beautiful quilts like yours and they never get an award. Everyone of them should have a blue ribbon for awesomeness, new word. The corner you show would take me weeks to finish and I have done everykind of needlework in my lifespan. I made, by hand, 5 little flower girl dresses, all white, french sewing, millions of tucks, inset lace, the whole nine yards but I would even think of doing what you do everyday. I am your humble servant, where would you like your tea?

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    Your work is beautiful. I would be lost without a seam ripper, and I can't hand stitch and won't be able too use sewing machine much longer if I don't get my carpul tunnel fixed. The hand is in bad shape from walking on crutches.
    I have a granddaughter in Germany that I haven't seen in 10-12 years and she has two little girls that I have never met. One starts too kindergarten this year and I have a box of clothes and school supplies waiting for my next check too try too send them. She has recently moved so I am waiting on her too email me her new address.

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    Borntohandquilt, when I learned to quilt in the early 80s, we did it just like you do, though not so talented. Then when I took up quilting again recently after being away from it for many years, I was astounded to see how machine quilting has become so popular. I am trying to make friends with my sewing machine, but hand quilting will always be my first love.

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    l have never heard of a knife edge before at the moment l am talking to a few of my aussie quilting friends about the way you finish off your quilts l am fasinated with your quilt ad the way you quilt thank you for sharing
    Elsie Blight Australia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt
    A knife edge is a kind of self binding. You just fold the top and backing to the inside and close the quilt with a running stitch. This method was mostly used for the traditional North Country and Welsh Quilts from UK.
    your stitches are so even and beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt
    Quote Originally Posted by montanablu
    Your work is exquisite!! I wish I lived around the corner from you! - I'd be sitting at your knee soaking up everything I possibly could! PLEASE tell me you are teaching at least one person to quilt! Your style needs to be passed along, as should ALL great art!!



    :oops:
    I've just started again to teach handquilting after a break of about 4 years. (I didn't have the time because of a fulltime job) Handquilting seems to start a revival here in Germany - but wholecloth quilting is still very rarely done.
    I love the traditional quilting patterns with all their varieties so much and I see it somehow as my mission to keep them alive and to show them to other interested people. Hopefully I can manage to do so.

    Are your classes, daily or are they retreats?. That would be sweet to have a week long retreat and then see a little of your beautiful country...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Cindy

    Are your classes, daily or are they retreats?. That would be sweet to have a week long retreat and then see a little of your beautiful country...
    I do daily classes, mostly in the Northern part of Germany. Come over here and visit us!

    :thumbup:

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    Your work is exceptional, the best thing is, the art will not be lost because you teach. Thank you for sharing your work with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker
    Your work is exceptional, the best thing is, the art will not be lost because you teach. Thank you for sharing your work with us.
    I really hope so! But to be honest: I have never heard that only one single student of my workshops has ever made a wholecloth....so I'm afraid there won't be any new made examples of this special kind of quilts. The traditional patterns will only be kept in museums and collections and are not longer used. But we will see! Maybe I'm wrong!

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    I'm sure there will be a resurgence of wholecloth, look how popular quilting has gotten in the last 20 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwiltkrazy
    I'm sure there will be a resurgence of wholecloth, look how popular quilting has gotten in the last 20 years.
    That is true. But Patchwork and all available variations offer so many possibilities to be creative! Wholecloth Quilting, especially by hand, is very time consuming and many don't have the time and the patience to do it. But we will see!

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