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Old 09-24-2010, 03:05 AM
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Just want y'all to know that BarbaraTx is my "quilting angel", and she has the patience of Job!

She tried teaching me to quilt a couple of years ago, I just couldn't "get it" and gave up.

She recently very graciously donated an entire morning trying to teach me again. I was so painfully slow on the machine, afraid that I would ruin a block. But she kept encouraging me to keep trying. Time came for her to go home, and during the rest of the day, something inside me clicked, and I knew I could do it. I got on the machine again, and bwala.........the points matched! They weren't 100% perfect, but they were very good. I was so excited to call and tell her that she had turned on a light switch inside me for quilting.

Now, that is all I want to do. I am in my 70's, so it's never too late to begin I suppose.

Just want to thank her so much for her love of quilting, and the patience to help a "quilting dummy" to begin learning this beautiful craft.

Thanks again, Barb! Luv Ya!
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:29 AM
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So sweet!
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:34 AM
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If your light bulb is anything like the new "green " bulbs aout there, it was on it just takes time to get bright.
Glad she was able to help.
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:13 AM
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Aw, what a sweet lady she is! I am so glad she helped you!
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:08 AM
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Just goes to prove - you CAN teach an old dog new tricks (LOL). Luv ya too, BJ
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:16 AM
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that is great , wish i had someone near me i am learning mainly from this group and videos on you tube, I have problems with me corners being right on or straight but like you said i will get it right soonner or later , HUGS Dora
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:31 AM
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That's fantastic. I am glad the lightbulb clicked for you. That happened to me the other night. Read instructions about paper piecing - said "no way". Then later when I was thinking about something else - click, it all fell into place and I am pretty sure I can do it now.

Congratulations, can't wait to see your first project :)
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:27 AM
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That is just wonderful. Isn't it great when it all clicks. Keep going and keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:58 PM
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I love it when a plan all comes together :D:D:D
I can't wait to see you quilt!
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:29 AM
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Alll Riiiiight!!!!!!!!!
Great story.
This is what it's all about.
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