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Thread: Traits of a good quilter

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    ditto

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    I'd say its more patience, a willingness to try new things, the ability to laugh at yourself and not take things too seriously when a fabric or thread decides to exercise its own will versus submit to yours :-)

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    Not!

    Quote Originally Posted by seazteddy
    I went to a lecture and they said to be a good quilter you need to have patience, good knowledge of geometry and a precise nature. Do you think that is true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainy Day
    Quote Originally Posted by seazteddy
    I went to a lecture and they said to be a good quilter you need to have patience, good knowledge of geometry and a precise nature. Do you think that is true?
    And to be a BAAAD quilter, you needs tattoos, attitude, and a good knowledge of hard liquor! I'm in!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
    OMG.

    :lol:

    Add me to the BAAAAAD quilters club!

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    I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THIS ON A SHIRT

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    Gee, if I believe that, then I might as well close the door on my play room and never look back. That would just take all the fun out of everything!

    Luckily, I always like to think for myself and don't believe everything I hear :)

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    I must be the worst, because I have none of those. Where was this show anyway?

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    Rainy Day, you are hysterical!

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    Most quilts are not in the geometry but in the following of a pattern where the geometry is already done. And I agree with persistance. Quilting is like they say about writers--just make yourself get started every day and the quilt will follow.

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    What about fabric addiction?

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    I was told in the 4th grade I would probably never be able to grasp the concept of geometric shapes and putting them together. I think we can do what we want to do--except math which takes a certain brain function I don't seem to have a complete grasp of--

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    Quote Originally Posted by seazteddy
    I went to a lecture and they said to be a good quilter you need to have patience, good knowledge of geometry and a precise nature. Do you think that is true?
    I would alter the second one slightly to being able to tell when the geometry is clearly "off", but not necessarily knowing why...just that it's wrong. There are unlimited tools these days that can help with the math and geometry of quilting if it's just not your forté. As for patience and a precise nature, I agree completely. All three can be learned...even self-taught...quite easily.

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    Really????... I thought you only needed to love fabric. I only took remedial math in school, the details tend to bore me

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    Sounds reasonable to me, but I would not regard them as the primary characteristics required.

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    I think you need a creative spirit and time to quilt! forget the rest... I mean really what about art quilters?

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    FYI, Quilter's Brain items can be purchased at Cafe Press.
    http://shop.cafepress.com/quilter's-brain
    They have it on everything from magnets to thongs!! :lol:

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    I hope not !! My math skills are very limited compaired to his expectations!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seazteddy
    I went to a lecture and they said to be a good quilter you need to have patience, good knowledge of geometry and a precise nature. Do you think that is true?
    I have plenty of patience, so I have been told!
    Forget math, but we quilters tend to work around that, don't we!
    Precise nature, not sure about that, but my quilts & blocks usually turn pretty good, so I'm a happy quilter!
    Makes one wonder about some of those that lecture the rest of us, doesn't it, lol....

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    Quote Originally Posted by seazteddy
    I went to a lecture and they said to be a good quilter you need to have patience, good knowledge of geometry and a precise nature. Do you think that is true?
    :? I guess I'm not a good quilter. Well, at least I'm a happy quilter! :P

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    Seriously!? That lecturer was a kill joy!

    anyone can make a block and quilt it in a short time and that would be a doll quilt! Not a lot of patience there.

    Geometry?? I never took it in school and I make beautiful quilts.

    Precision.....Will that is something to work for but if it doesn't happen it doesn't make the quilt not warm and cuddly! Whats more important cuddly, warm and colorful or all the seams matching perfect.

    Our ancestors that starting making quilts didn't go to school, didn't have rotary cutters for precision cutting and worked by firelight and their quilts are what made all of us WANT to quilt because they are full of memories and love not perfection!

    I would rather be wrapped up in love than perfection anyday! :-)

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    Love the butterfly quilt :)

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    thank you I'll check it out :thumbup:

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    ROTFLMAO!!!! I have none of those traits!

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    To be a good quilter....you only need one thing...A GOOD HEART....everything else is superfluous.....you can quilt with limited supplies, limited money, limited knowledge....but you must have HEART :-)

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    I guess I am out too!!!

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