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Thread: Traits of a good quilter

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    Sorry, failed miserably on all!

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    I dont have any of those traits.
    Will never enter a show and dont want to.
    I quilt for fun not perfection.

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    I admit I think these traits would certainly help a quilter be good, but I don't think they are necessary. And NO, I don't have them, especially the geometry part.

    Add me to the Bad Quilters Club!!! :twisted:

    OP: What was YOUR first thought when the lecturer said that? Did anyone else in the lecture respond? (audible groans, sighs, head-slapping, rolling eyes, blow raspberries, enthusiastic head bobbing?)

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    Sounds like a Quilt Police lecture to me. Bah, humbug!

    I have patience up to a point, then I have to walk away and chew on it a while. I love geometry - was the easiest math class for me and it has helped in my quilting when I want to do my own patterns. Precise? Oh sure, that's why my rag quilts have little puckers on the back side. (Sigh...)

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    These posts are hilarious. One just has to have the desire to create a quilt. Most of the time it's stitchin and itchin' for me. If it's a mathmatical problem, I consult with my husband. He's a master carpenter and built our home and is perfect to troubleshoot a difficult angle or even yardage.

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    Just call me "Rotten to the core"!

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    I actually agree as long as one expects a precise and geometric quilt with a degree of difficulty that requires patience.

    Seriously, I believe that those attributes help a person become a good quilter. Patience to process through all those steps. Geometry helps understand the blocks and help with block layout, cutting and construction. Some people can do the math, others do it by rote, and others do it by template - but Geometry it is! Precision is my goal. I like my points to not be cut off and my seams to match and there is nothing quilt-policey about that.

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    Those traits are useful for certain types of quilts and quilting.

    Not all quilts rely on geometry, nor do all quilts require precision or patience.

    Where's the part about color sense, creativity, zest for living and sense of adventure? How about stubborness, an appreciation of serendipity, and a willingness to try new things? Those would be the traits I think make for a good quilter.

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    Was top in my class in Geometry till they added Algebra. I used to have patience, guess it depends on what it is. Precise.....wellllll I'm close (haha)

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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:
    I certainly fit into the BAAAAD quilter category better than I do the good quilter!

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    What's Geometry? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish
    Pppppfffftttt. Sounds like the lecturer might have been undercover Quilt Police.
    LOL!!! I think you are right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsyquilter
    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 :-)
    This is perfect! You should give the lecture next time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish
    Pppppfffftttt. Sounds like the lecturer might have been undercover Quilt Police.
    Totally agree with you, Peggy... couldn't have said it better myself... in fact, when I read the post, this is exactly what I was thinking... just didn't know how to spell "Pppppfffftttt"

    :-D

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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:
    :thumbup:

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    WEll, I guess precision isn't a BAD quality--if you are a sewing machine. And patience does seem to help sometimes--especially when I've had too close a relationship with my seam ripper. Hmmmmm..geometry--just a big long word for being able to see the angles.

    To be a GOOD quilter, you have to follow your ideas and your dreams (I have come up with some of the BEST ideas at 3 am) You have to know when to force your fabric into your design, when to let your fabric dictate the design and when to JUST WALK AWAY.
    Andfinally, you have to know that the bestest quilt in the world is the one that brings tears of joy to the eyes of the recipient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexx
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    Amen sister!

    Send me to the BQC corner.

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    NO WAY, JOSE'. if this is true, then I'm not really a quilter. What am I?

    EDIT: I may be a Rainyday quilter. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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