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Thread: Traits of a good quilter

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    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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    Not really. :D

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    Pppppfffftttt. Sounds like the lecturer might have been undercover Quilt Police.

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    no...

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    no but it sure does help.

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    Who knows...but I hated Geometry in HS.

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    I am out then!

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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?
    And to be a BAAAD quilter, you needs tattoos, attitude, and a good knowledge of hard liquor! I'm in!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    It might help but I think if you are more relaxed you might be able to make wonky quilts and those are so darn cute. Well I got the geometry and precise nature but what is patience?

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    Oh well, I'd better give up then.....

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    Well, if that's true then I better give up now! I think that to quilt, you just have to enjoy it!

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    Your comments are all funny, but truly, you are a good quilter when you enjoy the process, we quilt because we love it.

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    Hope you didnt pay too much for that lecture lol He would surely scare alot of people off!!! I am patient (most of the time) my geometry sucks and I am picky most of the time and very critical of my own work. I will keep trying though just to prove him wrong 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?
    Patience - sometimes, but the language can be terrible, and it's not unknown for a project to take flight across the room when it's defied me once too often

    Geometry: ha! Scraped through my maths exams, forgot it all years ago - more important things to store in my brain

    Precise: ROFL is all I can say to that.

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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?
    Patience - sometimes, but the language can be terrible, and it's not unknown for a project to take flight across the room when it's defied me once too often

    Geometry: ha! Scraped through my maths exams, forgot it all years ago - more important things to store in my brain

    Precise: ROFL is all I can say to that.

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    Apologies for double post - don't know why that happened.

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    My math skills are minimal, my patience..well, lets say the cancer meds have me cranked up, and precision? HA!! I do my best, I love the process and the challenge and the recipients fight over the rest. I guess I do ok! :-)

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    I know a quilter who strives to be technically perfect. She has been quilting for 20 years and I am currently making quilt #41 for her daughter, she's tired of waiting for her mother to make her one. I make my quilts to be functional not perfect.

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    I have never claimed, nor will I ever claim to be, a good quilter! I'm not so sure what I do to fabric and batting is even legal in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, however, my family is very happy to 'snuggle' my quilts across state lines.

    I think a better trait for a quilter would be Persistence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emykay
    Well, if that's true then I better give up now! I think that to quilt, you just have to enjoy it!
    Ditto.

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    i think those are good qualities to have, but not absolutely necessary

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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?
    Patience - does help
    Good knowledge of geometry? We all get by
    Precise nature - in some cases, but
    we also have to have _
    1)the ability to accept things the way they are and will be
    2) ability to know where to go to get help and advise for things we don't know or understand
    3) a creative nature and know that in being creative we are not always precise ---- thus it is becomes art
    and ....
    4) a quilter's brain

    Phyllis

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    Was the lecture really a comedy routine?

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    I think you need some imagination and a sense of humour. It should be enjoyable otherwise what's the point?

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    I think to be a good quilter, you have to love what you do,

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