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Thread: Welcome back to the world of quilting Gibette

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    Welcome back to the world of quilting Gibette

    I have a long distance friend I have never met in person. We are like sisters and talk on the phone at least 3-4 times a week. She has made many quilt tops (I believe she donated 26 quilts to the cancer unit at the hospital) but she has not ventured into FMQ so she ties all her quilts. She quit quilting three years ago when her sister Kathy passed away from cancer. I have been trying for three years to encourage her back to quilting (without success) as I feel she does an amazing piecing job.
    Here are a few she has done in the past.
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    I think we have finally achieved success. This week she has completed a quilt top and is half way through another one.
    Here are the pictures of what she has accomplished and I think her work is fantastic. Now we will work on FMQ LOL.
    The first one is the Disappearing Hourglass
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    This is her Zipper Quilt

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    I am so very proud of you Christie. I just had to share with the members of our QB. Thanks for looking

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    I am sorry the attachments are not working. I will try to post the pictures again
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    WOW nice quilts .....great job...love the black and red one

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    Very pretty quilts. She has a wonderful eye for color. Maybe she just needed time to grieve. I hope she continues to quilt and that it brings joy to her.
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    she'll be ready when she is ready

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    I would like to encourage her to continue quilting! She does some fantastic work!

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    Her quilts are very pretty

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    Her quilts are beautiful. I think FMQ would look much better than tying them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    she'll be ready when she is ready
    I agree. She does beautiful work so I would certainly encourage her but not push too hard. She'll be ready when she is. Grief is a very personal process...especially with respect to a sibling.

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    I have friend with a longarm who has worked out a great trade with another guild member. My friend quilts all the other gal's quilts -- she is a prolific piecer -- and the other hand finishes all the longarmer's bindings.

    Perhaps your friend can find a way to make a trade work for her self.
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    Nice she started quilting again. Beautiful quilts.

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    Her work is obviously fine, but we each grieve in our own ways. Let's hope she is now ready for the next stage.

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    I lost my sister to cancer and the process of healing was difficult. It does appear that your special friend is moving back to that happier place in her life where she could reach out to others with her quilting gifts. You are to be commended for being an encouragement to her. We know that quilts that are quilted are more durable than those that are tied but your friend needs to be able to move forward. There is simple designed FMQ and then there is the elaborate. There are lots of helpful videos and YouTube. She will find her pace in her own time. But, boy she is a great piecer!

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    I was there to support her in her grief. For three years she grieved and I just let her talk. We would talk about quilting and I got her to join the QB. We would look at all the beautiful quilts and I would say, "WOW that is one you could do". And now she is working at her quilts again and I couldn't be happier. It seems she is trying to catch up on all the time she missed. She was in her sewing room at 3:00 this morning. GO Christie!!

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    ​Lovely quilt tops!

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    Yes her work is beautiful. FMQ is not that hard, you just have to get it pined well so the back doesn't slip and you will have a wonderful quilted quilt. Good luck to both of you

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    Beautiful quilts and so sorry to hear about her losing her sister. Your friend will have to be ready when she feels ready to quilt again. That is wonderful that you are encouraging her to pick up the quilting again and I am sure she will do it soon.

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    So very sorry for her loss. And glad she is finding her way back to quilting. Her beautiful quilts will bring great joy to others.

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    When I talked to her today, she was thrilled with all the nice comments. Thank you all for taking the time to comment.

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    beautiful workmanship. I love all of her quilts
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    She does wonderful work and it's nice to hear she is back into it. I'm sure she appreciates your friendship and support as well.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    I'm sorry Christy had to go thru this. But now that she has started quilting again, she is doing beautiful work! You go, Girl!
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    What awesome quilts! Losing a sister can be devastating - I pray your friend will find joy again.

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    Beautiful quilts..............all of them. Hopefully by her giving to others, she will heal from her grief. Go girl!

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