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Thread: Looking for a Quilting friend!! (Seattle)

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    Looking for a Quilting friend!! (Seattle)

    I'm looking for a quilting friend who is in my 'general' age bracket and lives somewhat near where I do. We can gush over fabric, discuss projects we will never start or start and never finish!! Spend too much money on crafts, and go to art/craft fairs together. I hope I'm not dreaming and that you exist!!!!!!

    I'm 28 and live in Edmonds, WA.

    Is this you or your daughter????

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    Are there any guilds in your area? You might consider joining, I bet you'll find people in your age group, especially if it's a branch of the Modern Quilt Guild. Also check with your local quilt shops, ask if the employees and owners know of any informal groups that meet. One LQS owner in my area opens the classroom for groups to meet, chat, and sew for free.

    Edited to add: I searched the googles and found this:
    http://apwq.org/links-guild-info.php

    And, if you don't find a group or guild, why not start your own? Post flyers in the quilt shops and fabric stores, hold a couple of meetings at the local library or community center.

    Good luck!
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    Thanks, that is really close to me. This community on the whole tends to be a little on the older side though . I've attended a couple of classes at local shops and the participants were all in their 60s. I have an excellent time but haven't really been able to translate that into friend status. I also work till 730 so I'm not able to go but could try to take time off.

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    Okay, how about the Seattle branch of the Modern Quilt Guild? I guarantee there will be plenty of young people there, and that seems fairly close. http://seattlemodernquiltguild.shutterfly.com/

    I understand how you feel, at 43 I am one of the youngest members of my group, but over the years I have grown very close to these quilters and love them like sisters. I no longer see them as a bunch of little old ladies, but more as my very dear friends, and at times have been very thankful and grateful for their advice since they've been there, done that.

    Give it a chance and time, and you will find your home.

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    I met a friend through this board who lives really close to me and we decided to join the same guild. We are 40 and among the youngest in the guild. That being said, we made lots of friends through the guild. We went on a guild retreat and honestly I did not feel the age being a factor at all. We had a blast, especially when we sat down with a glass of vine at 2:00 am after burning the midnight oil and quilting for 16 hours straight. But, I do understand what you mean. Do look up a modern quilt guild in your area. That may be a good place to start, or make a convert out of a sewing challenged friend

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    I know how you feel. I have belonged to a Quilt group for 3 years and still have not made close friends. It is very sad. Hope you find someone.
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    I love the modern quilt gallery. I'll look into this. Thanks for your support!!

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    I'm 48 have been quilting for awhile and live in Poulsbo close to Kingston ferry. I quilt with ladies at my church and if you dont mind riding the Kingston/ Edmonds ferry we would love to have you join us. I am one of the youngest quilters. We get together the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month.

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    Ohhhh I've never taken the Ferry, that might be exciting!

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    I have belonged to a quilt guild for 10 years. In fact I have belonged to three guilds. I gave two up, I really did not fit into them All three guilds have a vast range of age groups. I know we have had high school students and college students, and we also have ladies that are in nursing homes, that need rides to our meeting, guess who picks them up and takes them home. yep. Hope you find a guild or group that makes you feel like you are at home.

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    Hope you are able to try out the Modern Quilt Guild. We have one in our area that used to meet at the Shop I work at part time. There are a few older ladies (like me) but most of the group was young - there were even some new Moms that brought their babies. I know that you will find a quilting friend.

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    I'd kinda stay away from the guilds, has been my experience that you get a bit swallowed up in them and there is way too much politics.
    Not sure if she is still on here but Uglycook is an awesome quilter and friend up that way and she has a couple of friends close to her as well. She is part of our WOMBAT group and the nicest gal you could ever meet. If you can't find her on here PM me and I can get ahold of her via landline.. She is really good at petting fabrics and finding gadgets to use.
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    Not all guilds are bad. It's worth a couple of visits to see for yourself if you'd enjoy them.

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    I have a dear friend that lived in Poulsbo, and every time I went to visit her, I dragged her along with me to visit the quilt shop there! Sure love that town!
    Quote Originally Posted by cmcpeek View Post
    I'm 48 have been quilting for awhile and live in Poulsbo close to Kingston ferry. I quilt with ladies at my church and if you dont mind riding the Kingston/ Edmonds ferry we would love to have you join us. I am one of the youngest quilters. We get together the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month.
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    Isn't that something-I'm coming to Edmonds on the 28th to visit my sister and then up to Anacortes to see my grandchildren. Unfortunately, neither my sister or my DIL quilt right now. Hoping to teach my DGD how to sew when I'm there-she's 7. Good luck to you!

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    I need the same kind of friend but I am in Kentucky I am 34

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    Hi Mer, I'm 34 and live in Bothell. We should meet up some time! I also checked out a few of the local guilds and ended up joining the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. Lots of young people like us!
    Allison

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    I'm part of Quilts from the Heart, a nonprofit (quiltsfromtheheart.org) We have all ages, have monthly meetings at the PUD on Highway 99 in Edmonds, and have been making and giving quilts for almost 20 years. Our motto is "no pressure." We have members from beginners to award winning quilters. We have a "store" (our fabric stash) and the price is right (free). You are most welcome. We will not have a meeting in April because of retreat. You might try Quilters Anonymous which meets at the Edmonds Church of Christ on 220th. It is a larger group. my sister and I are part of a satellite group that formed over 20 years ago when all of us were members of Quilters Anonymous. If you would like to meet us, you can PM me. Were all "old" now - my sister however really likes the contemporary style.

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