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    Super Member maryb119's Avatar
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    I like the board because I can talk to people who speak my language. I love to quilt and I love fabric. I have made friends here and learned so much! If I have a question, someone has an answer. I read the board almost everyday.

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    Aside from learning a lot about quilting, there doesn't seem to be anyone who is snide or mean here. Everyone's very supportive, generous with their compliments...gracious. Just a nice place to check in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    I too, love this board and have recommended it to many many friends. I've learned many new things from the suggestions of other board members, love the tutorials, and the inspiration and encouragement of others. I've made lots of friends here from all over the world. I love the links and pictures and suggestions of everyone. The moderators do a fantastic job. Also I have found that quilters are the most loving generous and most trusting people on earth.
    Me too!
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    Yet again - all of the above - this board is an excellent source and inspiration. I love the "co-operative" element...we all have something to share and learn no matter if we are newbies or old-timers. No one in my life "gets it" like the people on this QB....so I don't feel so odd when I'm here...I mean where else in the world would people go gaga over boxes of fabrics...old sewing machines and rooms or parts of rooms set aside purely for the creation of quilts - not forgetting those endless pics of "quilt inspectors" of all sizes, shapes and breeds.

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    I have to agree with what everyone else has said. The unconditional acceptance, willingness to extend a helping hand, or just a word of encouragement has been so heartwarming. Although many are "faceless" I've come to recognize many names, and have learned so much from this board. I have gained much confidence in my abilities, and am now willing to put myself out there. Yesterday was the first time I posted a picture, and was totally overwhelmed by all the views and positive responses! I visit at least daily, and continue to learn each time!

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    This is my Quilt Guild! I am in education so night activities, wearing more than one hat, family etc and there just isn't the time to commit to be a good guild member. So this is my place to interact, learn, sympathize, commiserate, get inspiration, celebrate and learn some more! Love, love, love this Board!!
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    I come to the board for ideas and help with my quilting.I am on disability and can not get out as much as I used to, so it is great to meet with you all and share..I really feel that many of you have become friends..

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    To unwind, relax
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    As a rather new quilter I have learned so much from the board, learned about seaming, so many what to do's to avoid problems I was having, love the website references for fabric, patterns and tutorials. And I wait every morning to see the pictures of what everyone makes, I've received so much inspiration from the projects and learned alot about mixing colors. I've tried a few of the recipes that have been posted and even joined a swap - the monthly fat quarter swap that I truly enjoy. Most of all I enjoy the support I see amoung the members, especially the emotional support given to those in need. Thank you for everything you post!

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    I come to the board for all the reasons previously mentioned. Even though I've been a quilter and sewer for 48 years I learn something new practically every time I "check in". Love this board and have made some great on-line sewing friends and have even met some in person- most I've hit it off with. Lol
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    Hi I read the quilting board bacause, let's face it , it more stmulating,interesting,informative and user friendly than any newspaper, it's my sit and enjoy time

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    I come here to find out how much I don't know about quilting. Last night I was trying to piece the Jan. BOM and found out quilting and piecing are 2 completely different arts.... Needles to say I am recutting my Jan. I just found out about BOM a couple weeks ago and am Waaaaaayyyy behind but determined to catch up. I had never attempted to hand piece . It took looking at everyone elses work to figure what I was doing wrong. Now I hopefully can cut the pieces properly and they will fit right. Decided I need basic Q. lessons...... so much for trying. Thanks to all who make this Board work. It can't be easy with dimmies like me. Is there a Quilting for Dummies book?

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    I just love the board and come to visit every day. To me it is like going to a quilting guild meeting, a quilting class and a quilt show each day.

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    I read the QB each day, 'cause where else can you have a good time learning, laughing, and sometime some tears. It's a daily family reunion without the problems

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    I come to look at the beautiful quilts which expand my horizons. All are a work of art with some being breathtakingly stunning! I also learn a lot about technique, products, etc. it is just an all around great place to share and learn.

    BEST OF ALL..I have met a couple of awesome quilters in my area because of the board.

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    I come to this site for support and encouragement and am made to feel like I have known everyone of you for years. It makes you feel like you are one of the family. If I have a question all I have to do is ask and there will be someone who will know the answer. I think new and old quilters benifit from this group. I am here everyday and not just once but several times, love it!!! Thank you all for being there for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    I too, love this board and have recommended it to many many friends. I've learned many new things from the suggestions of other board members, love the tutorials, and the inspiration and encouragement of others. I've made lots of friends here from all over the world. I love the links and pictures and suggestions of everyone. The moderators do a fantastic job. Also I have found that quilters are the most loving generous and most trusting people on earth.
    I couldn't have said it better, myself. Love this board & the moderators do a fantastic job!!!!
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    So many reasons! I am more of a lurker than a poster, but for me, the encouragement that abounds on this board is priceless. I am such a beginner~and unfortunately don't know enough to be scared of a pattern Anytime I get in over my head, there is ALWAYS someone here to help me out!

    Besides that, I don't know how I could drink my morning coffee without you all

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    I am not able to make the meetings at our local quilt guild because I am gone for half of every year and when i am home am usually involved with my grandchildren, I discovered this board and found the inspiration I was missing! I love looking at all the pictures. I get my coffee and read the board every morning. I have learned so much. When I have a question I know where to get the answer. This is just a great place to come and visit!

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    I have been a member to a long time but have only recently started to post a few comments. Today, I will go back to comment 15 to see if I can learn to post pictures. I have been unsuccessful thus far. Though I know I shouldn't spend so much time here I visit every day in the wee hours of the day. I have learned from many of you and have discovered that there are frequently better ways of doing things-sometimes, not so much. I have appreciated the many links to sites and "places" I would have never figured out all these sites on my own. I have made a list of them and made comments about their content so I can go for specific information. I also love your humor as you deal with difficulties in your quilting journey. The road is wide and full of travelers-I'm glad to share the road with so many travelers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    I'm nosy and like to see what everybody is doing ;-)
    Me too. I'm frightened of missing out on something. I have done many crafts and had stalls at various craft markets over the years and the only craft people that seem to want to share their knowledge are the patchwork and quilting people. I think the founders of this craft would be pleased to know that their legacy of sharing their knowledge is still carried on today.

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    I started coming here when I first started quilting, because I needed LOTS of help!!! I had no clue what I was doing, and these folks have been my teachers!! I thank my lucky stars for these boards, and read them often. There are such wonderful folks here, like family and dear friends. I am not too chatty, but I love to read about what every one else is doing, what new gadgets they have found, and seeing the quilts others have done only inspires me more !!
    Amythyst

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    I come here for all of the mentioned above I am here every morning while drinking my coffee I have learned many things even though I have quilted over 30 years I have also met many wonderful people from this board and look forward to meeting many more Patrice and who ever else here gets a great big thank you for all the wonderful work they do THANK YOU

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    I love this board. It is a wealth of information and inspiration. No question is stupid or goes unanswered, there is always someone out there to help. Just a wonderful place to visit!

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    I have learned more on here, in the few months that I have been a member, than I have learned anywhere else. For someone who has been quilting for 30 years, there is probably little that they don't know. But we beginners need those people on here. Plus it's a great place to get quilting ideas and look at all the pretty quilts.

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