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    You know what's sad about being a quilter?...No one ever makes quilts for us. I make quilts for other people but no one has ever given me a handmade quilt :(

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    that is sad but true.

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    I feel fortunate to have received one for my Wedding 13 years ago. It has been loved and is showing its age. I also know that the person that made this quilt would not have wanted it any other way. I also received one from my grandmother when I was a teen. This one is also loved very much. I did not quilt at the time when I received either quilt but appreciated both of them very much.

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    How true. Plus, I think it is very sad we don't get the time to do everything we want to do. The world of quilting (patterns and fabric)is HUGE!

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    So many fabrics .... so little time.
    Am convinced this craft is totally addictive... has anyone gone into rehab?

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    Yes it is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltQtrs
    So many fabrics .... so little time.
    Am convinced this craft is totally addictive... has anyone gone into rehab?
    Phe! Rehab is for quitters not quilters!

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    Actually, I've been given two. One was twin-size and hand quilted for my bedroom as a teenager - I've still got it, though it's been relegated to my "quilt camp" quilt since I no longer have any twin size bed at home. But I look forward to using it whenever I'm at camp. The other was given to me by my aunt a few years ago. It was one of the first large tops she ever pieced and alsos one of the early ones that she quilted on her long arm. It's not quite twin size and usually stays on my couch, though it gets to go to quilt camp too. I freeze easily when sleeping and love the weight of multiple layers on me :-). She's the one who's responsible for me being a quilter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltQtrs
    So many fabrics .... so little time.
    Am convinced this craft is totally addictive... has anyone gone into rehab?
    Phe! Rehab is for quitters not quilters!
    haha

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    My DD has given me several wallhangings & also cross-stitched framed pictures. They've all been Santa/Christmas related.

    I had a thought of making a tshirt quilts from a lot of my old shirts. I'd cut some of the panels. They were just in a pile in my sewing room for a lonnng time. She finally took them, saying she was tired of looking at them :lol: . I've given her some more of my olds tees since then. We shall see what we shall see. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomespunHandmaiden
    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltQtrs
    So many fabrics .... so little time.
    Am convinced this craft is totally addictive... has anyone gone into rehab?
    Phe! Rehab is for quitters not quilters!
    haha
    Isn't Rehab those retreats we go on, on the weekend in another city so we can visit all those quilt shops.....talk to all those new quilter friends....and come home with a ton of new ideas.....Isn't that Rehab ?????

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    ...and we make quilts for everyone else but ourselves!!

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    That is soo true!!

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    Someone should start a swap!! Everyone make a quilt top (set a standard price)and then swap the quilt tops!! Might be fun!

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    True, but I've had people who make other types of crafts give me things that I charish.

    I have an afgan my Grandmother made for me that I will never give away.
    A bead necklaus that my Grandfather's girlfriend gave me.

    And of course, those wonderful little items that my children have made for me.

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    What's sadder is that many don't make quilts for themselves. (I'm not in that group though)

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    I think it's because we assume you could make anything you want. For me, its because I think everyone else makes better quilts than I do and I don't want them to feel obligated to say something nice when it's not or just say something nice to not hurt my feelings. I guess there's no difference in a whole quilt(just more work) than a block exchange. HUMM, good one to think about.
    Quote Originally Posted by HomespunHandmaiden
    You know what's sad about being a quilter?...No one ever makes quilts for us. I make quilts for other people but no one has ever given me a handmade quilt :(

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    I don't make them for myself either. The very first one I finished my late husband thought it was the greatest quilt in the world and wouldn't let anyone else touch it. My stepdaughter(his daughter) keeps asking for it and I'm not letting it go because it ment so much to him.

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    I've made at least 2 quilts for my cousin, my sister, my mother, my mother in law, my sister in law. Only one of them quilts or attempts to quilt BUT she does do other crafts & I have not in the 20+ yrs of us sewing received ONE thing from her. I crocheted everyone afghans when I was crocheting, nothing from any of them. It really does make me wonder why. Especially since the one knows how much goes into making a quilt. Not any more tho. I'm done doing for others, unless they are buying it. Everyone keeps asking me what I plan to do with all my quilts & I say "keep them" :hunf:

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    Very true. I went to counseling after my husband died and I did talk about the fact that I started many but never finished them. After 3 long years of greeving, I am finally starting to quilt again and have actually finished a couple with many more to go but it's a start.
    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltQtrs
    So many fabrics .... so little time.
    Am convinced this craft is totally addictive... has anyone gone into rehab?
    Phe! Rehab is for quitters not quilters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sguillot
    Very true. I went to counseling after my husband died and I did talk about the fact that I started many but never finished them. After 3 long years of greeving, I am finally starting to quilt again and have actually finished a couple with many more to go but it's a start.
    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltQtrs
    So many fabrics .... so little time.
    Am convinced this craft is totally addictive... has anyone gone into rehab?
    Phe! Rehab is for quitters not quilters!
    I went thru this with my Mom. I was her care giver & before she got ill, she couldn't brag enough on my quilts that I made. But the older she got she resented it because it took time away from her (this is the only reason I can think of why she would change so much) I then felt guilty for sewing for several years & just now getting where I'm wanting to sew somewhat. I (we) never know how much time we have here on earth so I plan on doing what I want when I want now with out trying to feel guilty. That house work is always there the next day! :D

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    No one has ever given me one, but I have two that I have purchased. I love them both. I have a friend/coworker who made a quilt that I have told her I want and I will pay for it. For some reason, I don't think she wants me to have it and I suspect it's because she feels I could make one like it myself... which I suppose is true if I could find the fabric she used! lol. On the other hand, I would cherish one that she made because she is the person who finally convinced me that I could make a quilt myself.

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    Sad but true

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    I've been blessed. I have a quilt my grandmother made me 29 years ago, one my great-aunt made me also 29 years ago, one my mother made me 4 years ago and also a quillow my aunt made me.

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    I have a baby quilt my grandmother made for me by re-working and even older worn out quilt. I can see the different layers in it now. I'm 53. I also have an appliqued flower quilt that she made in the 30's of solid colored fabrics and that vintage green for the sashings. It's folded over a ladder in my bedroom. I have never made a quilt for myself either but I plan to...someday.

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