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    Colonial Courtin'

    Here's another project I promised to show when it got finished. I just read an article that said most quilters are between the ages of 27 and 49. If you fall somewhere in between, there's not a chance you will remember this fabic. It was made by Concord about 30 years ago and I finally got the courage to try to do something with it. It's a lot prettier as my pictures are blurry, but the red border is quilted in hearts. Hope you like and will be incouraged to drag out your old fabric!
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    Nice

    quilters are between 27 and 49
    not in my area.... and I am 49 ++

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    Very pretty!

    I find it hard to believe most quilters are in that age group. Perhaps the survey didn't reach enough older quilters, in order for them to be properly counted.
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    I find it hard to believe most quilters are in that age group. Perhaps the survey didn't reach enough older quilters, in order for them to be properly counted.
    I agree. I just started quilted 2 years ago when I retired. Had an interest, but was traveling all the time!

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    Beautiful quilt, I don't remember the fabric but it sure is pretty.
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    I find it hard to believe most quilters are in that age group. Perhaps the survey didn't reach enough older quilters, in order for them to be properly counted.
    I just reread the article. It's in the Sept/Oct 2012 McCall's Quilting magazine, article called "The Birth of Modern Quilting". The article stated "While 58% of modern quilter are between 26-45 years old, over 29% are over the age of 45." I wonder what it makes me at 68!

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    I love your quilt. The fancy stitches you used are so in keeping with the crazy quilts of the era.

    The article is worded rather specifically. Modern quilting is a specific genre. If they are talking about the genre of "modern" then I would agree with the % of quilters in that age group.

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    Love your quilt - I have not seen a "real" crazy quilt in the long time. It is amazing all the stitches the ladies invented in those days to make these quilts. Wonderful!

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    Well I'm not in that age bracket (i'm older than 50) maybe they meant that most quilters start quilting at those ages. Any how beautiful quilt. You really did the fabric proud. Great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    Very pretty!

    I find it hard to believe most quilters are in that age group. Perhaps the survey didn't reach enough older quilters, in order for them to be properly counted.
    AMEN to that!!!
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Though I do fit in to that age range, I do think it depends on the type of quilting being done? Art quilts versus landscape versus traditional maybe?
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    Not in my area either and I am 49+ too lol!!! Even on my online guild more than 3/4 (or more) are 49+.

    I love the fabrics and the way you quilted it!!!

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    I don't agree with the age stats. Most of the quilter's I know are older than that!
    Beautiful quilt!
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    I started quilting about 2 years ago, and I'll be 69 years young in August! Having so much fun with my newest hobby!

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    I started quilting about 2 years ago, and I'll be 69 years young in August! Having so much fun with my newest hobby!
    And I wish I had some of the fabrics you used in this beauty!

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    I started quilting about 2 years ago, and I'll be 69 years young in August! Having so much fun with my newest hobby!
    And I wish I had some of the fabrics you used in this beauty!
    2 years for me too. I'll be 68 on August 22. Always had interest, but traveled too much with work. Would have a long arm by now if I had started quilting earlier, but don't want to learn how to use one now!

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    beautiful job welll done!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nannyrick.com View Post
    AMEN to that!!!
    ...and a hearty lol!

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    I was in that bracket, 29, when I started quilting...only 41 years ago...
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    Very pretty quilt, don't remember the fabrics. I haven't seen 59 for quite awhile. Just turned 67. I started at 21 or 22 years old. My Quilting Daughter started about 40 or so. It is like polls, you never know anyone who has been polled.
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    That is so cool with the fussy cut centers. I have fabric from way back in 85
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    I love some those older fabrics from the early 80's . Still have some and work with them periodically. Pretty soon they will be reproducing them calling them "vintage". Your quilt has such warm colors .. its irresistable.

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    Very pretty. 49 here....and let me tell you, I'll be quilting 'til they cart me out the door feet first!

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    Oh, what a gorgeous quilt! I don't remember this fabric from back in the day (yeah, I was around & kicking back when Fred & Wilma Flintstone were dating... LOL!) but I sure do love it! I just love this quilt period! Great job!
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    Very pretty. 49 here....and let me tell you, I'll be quilting 'til they cart me out the door feet first!
    Me too! I started so late, I have to hurry to make a quilt for each family member before I go out the door feet first!

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