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    Years ago I was 'temping' at a local large company. A lady sitting near me invited me to have coffee with her. Being my first day I was extremely grateful to her. At coffee we were joined by three other ladies. One of the ladies was talking about her log cabin and how there had been a mistake. She was going to have to start over. I was really impressed! She was building a log cabin! And then having to undo what she had built and start over, amazing. Then two of them started talking about the rail fence they were working on. These ladies were incredible! I knew I was in the right group. I had just torn the the carpet up in my kitchen, put sub-flooring down and was tiling it.

    At lunch another one of them was talking about her Star of David. Oh good, I had never met a Jewish person. How interesting.

    The following day they were all talking about their 'fat quarters'. Now I am on the plump side so I could relate, but it was 'cheeky' of them I thought.

    Sad to say but it took me until the third day to get the idea that they were talking about a world I knew nothing about. Good thing I kept my mouth shut and did not insert my foot, make that my hip.

    As you have guessed I was not a quilter. But I have stuck with these lovely people through the years and have learned how to piece a beautiful quilt. I still don't quilt it but at least now I know the terms a lot better.

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    lol!

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    Oh, funny!!! :lol: :lol:

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    :thumbup:

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    Don't feel bad, I would have thought the same, but probley would have stuck my foot and leg in my mouth.

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    Don't feel bad I had lady ask me how i kept all those quilt patterns in my Head > ha ha as if I could remember all of one pattern .

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    HAHA!

    Kyia

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    cute story!

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    Funny

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    I was laughing by the time I finished your post. It is another world, a different terminology. Now would you like to take a trip around the world? Or follow the yellow brick road? LOL

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    LOL

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    LMBO!!! That was cute.

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    Very cute story !! Loved it !! :-) :-)

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    Too funny!

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    That's TOO Funny!!!

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    That is just funny!

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    Oh my! This is so funny. Amazing how we have a secret "lingo" and most people don't have a clue what we are talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    I was laughing by the time I finished your post. It is another world, a different terminology. Now would you like to take a trip around the world? Or follow the yellow brick road? LOL
    No thanks, I'm just going to try to follow that drunkard's path through the nine patch.

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    LOL I can see where the confusion came from :D:D:D

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    So funny! LOL Thanks for the chuckle.

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    LOL

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    When I was in high school I took French. I didn't do well at all in that class and my teacher (bless his heart) told me NEVER take another foreign language. Needless to say I changed my college major because I couldn't not grasp shorthand of all things!

    Then quilting came along. My daughter knew of my language issue and is very impressed that I have learned the quilting lingo!

    We are a different breed!

    Now my DH is learning it too.

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    omg!!...funny story...thanks for the laugh=)

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    Funny!

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    Now that is funny!!!! LOL
    I love it!!! but I would definitely have put my foot/hip in my mouth!!!!

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