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Old August 18th 03, 02:00 AM
Diana Curtis
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Im recovering well... certain things coming in the mail keep my spirits up,
thank you muchly! But the days linger long sometimes. I havent energy to do
much yet, but you, yes YOU, have the power to entertain and amuse me if you
feel like it, and I hope you do...
Would you please tell me how you came to post at RCTQ, and why you stay, and
how you came to be a quilter and what you hope to find in your quilting
future. Maybe everyone else will get some pleasure in reading these .. then
I wont feel so selfish! lol
Thanks in advance,
Diana the slightly bored

--
http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44


  #2  
Old August 18th 03, 12:14 AM
judy in fort worth
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I found RCTQ when I was new to the internet and trying to figure out the
attraction to chat rooms. This forum was more of what I was looking for and
was not filled with people pretending to be in their 40's when they were
really only teenagers. I do not post often but do read the ng daily. I
have made a couple of good friends in my local area through this ng---people
I would never have met any other place. I stay because the conversation is
always interesting and because I have learned a thing or two here.
My grandmother was a quilter although I did not know that when I began
quilting. She had passed away before I began to quilt. My MIL and GMIL
were quilters and I guess I just wanted to be part of the family---although
MIL and compete more than we collaborate! (odd family dynamics there!) I
took my first quilt class when my DS (now 23) was a baby---back in the days
of templates! Yuck! It is amazing that I stayed with it. For many years,
I was a purist and would only handquilt. Machine piecing was fine but it
wasn't a quilt unless it was handquilted. I am not sure what changed my
mind on that opinion but I think that it has something to do with wanting to
finish more than one quilt a year. Plus the longarm quilters are so much
better now than they were 20 years ago---the ones that quilt for me are true
artists.
What do I get from my quilting? The joy of creating something unique and of
giving a gift of myself. I give away most of my quilts to family members
and friends. It was hard at first to give a quilt to a person who doesn't
"get it" but I have gotten over that and now give a quilt because I want to
and because I think everyone in the world really needs a quilt.
I am always looking for a new challenge. I hope to leave a quilt legacy to
my family and friends and to raise sons who value a gift from someone's
hands and heart. I also quilt for the distraction. When life is too much
for me and my worrying gene kicks in, sitting at my machine and piecing a
quilt can take my mind off my problems. In the future I hope to find lots
of new fabric and inspiration.

judy in fort worth
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  #3  
Old August 18th 03, 02:29 AM
Diana Curtis
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Thank you Judy, for a lovely tale. It has history and future.
Im going to have so much fun if all the storys are as interesting!
Diana

--
http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44
"judy in fort worth" wrote in message
m...
I found RCTQ when I was new to the internet and trying to figure out the
attraction to chat rooms. This forum was more of what I was looking for

and
was not filled with people pretending to be in their 40's when they were
really only teenagers. I do not post often but do read the ng daily. I
have made a couple of good friends in my local area through this

ng---people
I would never have met any other place. I stay because the conversation

is
always interesting and because I have learned a thing or two here.
My grandmother was a quilter although I did not know that when I began
quilting. She had passed away before I began to quilt. My MIL and GMIL
were quilters and I guess I just wanted to be part of the

family---although
MIL and compete more than we collaborate! (odd family dynamics there!) I
took my first quilt class when my DS (now 23) was a baby---back in the

days
of templates! Yuck! It is amazing that I stayed with it. For many

years,
I was a purist and would only handquilt. Machine piecing was fine but it
wasn't a quilt unless it was handquilted. I am not sure what changed my
mind on that opinion but I think that it has something to do with wanting

to
finish more than one quilt a year. Plus the longarm quilters are so much
better now than they were 20 years ago---the ones that quilt for me are

true
artists.
What do I get from my quilting? The joy of creating something unique and

of
giving a gift of myself. I give away most of my quilts to family members
and friends. It was hard at first to give a quilt to a person who doesn't
"get it" but I have gotten over that and now give a quilt because I want

to
and because I think everyone in the world really needs a quilt.
I am always looking for a new challenge. I hope to leave a quilt legacy

to
my family and friends and to raise sons who value a gift from someone's
hands and heart. I also quilt for the distraction. When life is too much
for me and my worrying gene kicks in, sitting at my machine and piecing a
quilt can take my mind off my problems. In the future I hope to find lots
of new fabric and inspiration.

judy in fort worth
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Old August 18th 03, 04:45 PM
Kathy in CA
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I started quilting only this year. I have been sewing (and loved it) since I
was 14. Once my kids grew up and moved out I stopped sewing so much. When my
daughter got pregnant last year I began sewing receiving blankets and bibs
and "cheater" baby quilts--just sewed a ruffle or binding and called it a
quilt! Decided I could do better so I began looking doing my research on the
internet last fall about how to make a real quilt. I tend to research first
then do I knew about newsgroups already so I did a search for one on
quiltiing. And so here I am I continues t read this newsgroup 'cause I
learn interesting quilting tips. I work for for my ISP as tech support so I
am on the internet 40 hours a week. I can pretty much do what I want between
call so I read several newsgroups (quilting, genealogy, recipes, and
sometimes sewing), browse the web, and occasionaly have something to
crochet.
--
Kathy in CA
Quilting Stuff:
http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/kathys1068

"judy in fort worth" wrote in message
m...
I found RCTQ when I was new to the internet and trying to figure out the
attraction to chat rooms. This forum was more of what I was looking for

and
was not filled with people pretending to be in their 40's when they were
really only teenagers. I do not post often but do read the ng daily. I
have made a couple of good friends in my local area through this

ng---people
I would never have met any other place. I stay because the conversation

is
always interesting and because I have learned a thing or two here.
My grandmother was a quilter although I did not know that when I began
quilting. She had passed away before I began to quilt. My MIL and GMIL
were quilters and I guess I just wanted to be part of the

family---although
MIL and compete more than we collaborate! (odd family dynamics there!) I
took my first quilt class when my DS (now 23) was a baby---back in the

days
of templates! Yuck! It is amazing that I stayed with it. For many

years,
I was a purist and would only handquilt. Machine piecing was fine but it
wasn't a quilt unless it was handquilted. I am not sure what changed my
mind on that opinion but I think that it has something to do with wanting

to
finish more than one quilt a year. Plus the longarm quilters are so much
better now than they were 20 years ago---the ones that quilt for me are

true
artists.
What do I get from my quilting? The joy of creating something unique and

of
giving a gift of myself. I give away most of my quilts to family members
and friends. It was hard at first to give a quilt to a person who doesn't
"get it" but I have gotten over that and now give a quilt because I want

to
and because I think everyone in the world really needs a quilt.
I am always looking for a new challenge. I hope to leave a quilt legacy

to
my family and friends and to raise sons who value a gift from someone's
hands and heart. I also quilt for the distraction. When life is too much
for me and my worrying gene kicks in, sitting at my machine and piecing a
quilt can take my mind off my problems. In the future I hope to find lots
of new fabric and inspiration.

judy in fort worth
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  #5  
Old August 18th 03, 07:26 PM
Diana Curtis
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Im glad you found us, and stayed!
Diana

--
http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44
"Kathy in CA" wrote in message
...
I started quilting only this year. I have been sewing (and loved it) since

I
was 14. Once my kids grew up and moved out I stopped sewing so much. When

my
daughter got pregnant last year I began sewing receiving blankets and bibs
and "cheater" baby quilts--just sewed a ruffle or binding and called it a
quilt! Decided I could do better so I began looking doing my research on

the
internet last fall about how to make a real quilt. I tend to research

first
then do I knew about newsgroups already so I did a search for one on
quiltiing. And so here I am I continues t read this newsgroup 'cause I
learn interesting quilting tips. I work for for my ISP as tech support so

I
am on the internet 40 hours a week. I can pretty much do what I want

between
call so I read several newsgroups (quilting, genealogy, recipes, and
sometimes sewing), browse the web, and occasionaly have something to
crochet.
--
Kathy in CA
Quilting Stuff:
http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/kathys1068

"judy in fort worth" wrote in message
m...
I found RCTQ when I was new to the internet and trying to figure out the
attraction to chat rooms. This forum was more of what I was looking for

and
was not filled with people pretending to be in their 40's when they were
really only teenagers. I do not post often but do read the ng daily. I
have made a couple of good friends in my local area through this

ng---people
I would never have met any other place. I stay because the conversation

is
always interesting and because I have learned a thing or two here.
My grandmother was a quilter although I did not know that when I began
quilting. She had passed away before I began to quilt. My MIL and GMIL
were quilters and I guess I just wanted to be part of the

family---although
MIL and compete more than we collaborate! (odd family dynamics there!)

I
took my first quilt class when my DS (now 23) was a baby---back in the

days
of templates! Yuck! It is amazing that I stayed with it. For many

years,
I was a purist and would only handquilt. Machine piecing was fine but

it
wasn't a quilt unless it was handquilted. I am not sure what changed my
mind on that opinion but I think that it has something to do with

wanting
to
finish more than one quilt a year. Plus the longarm quilters are so much
better now than they were 20 years ago---the ones that quilt for me are

true
artists.
What do I get from my quilting? The joy of creating something unique

and
of
giving a gift of myself. I give away most of my quilts to family

members
and friends. It was hard at first to give a quilt to a person who

doesn't
"get it" but I have gotten over that and now give a quilt because I want

to
and because I think everyone in the world really needs a quilt.
I am always looking for a new challenge. I hope to leave a quilt legacy

to
my family and friends and to raise sons who value a gift from someone's
hands and heart. I also quilt for the distraction. When life is too

much
for me and my worrying gene kicks in, sitting at my machine and piecing

a
quilt can take my mind off my problems. In the future I hope to find

lots
of new fabric and inspiration.

judy in fort worth
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  #6  
Old August 18th 03, 12:28 AM
Dawn in Alberta
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Oh boy this is going to be a good one Diana, are you sure your that bored?

Anyways as to how I found this neat little section of the universe , I was
checking out the rec newgroups one day back in 2001, and saw this group
decided to check out and some how got stuck here. Reading the post of
Backwage and Mister Bear, Kate, Butterfly, LN and the rest kicked up my
interest into quilting.
I helped in the making of a quilt a friend was making for her DIL. I have
always liked sewing and wanted to see if I could do it. Plus I love color
and what other way can you get to feel color and see it come alive other
then in quilting. Watching the blocks take on a life of their own its
amazing.

As to why I stay. Where else can you find other people that you can call
friends and not get judged as to what you look like, what your income level
is, or why you arent married yet or why you live where you live. I like the
people here, some I am finding are as strange as I am. If any one has a
question they get answers, if someone is hungry they get fed, and every one
is there to lend a shoulder to cry on, to give out hugs and support no
matter what is happening.

To what I hope to discover in my quilting oddesy, I just want to be able to
get the quilts out of my head and make them real. I want to find my own
limits. If the quilts make me happy and others happy, then I have done what
I wanted to do.
But dont get me wrong , lol, I am my own worst critic so it takes alot to
make me happy when it has to do with something I make.
Well thats my little story, So Diana get better soon as the blue Luna's
should only happen once in a blue moon ? Sorry I couldnt help myself lol
and yes this is coming from another Luna.

Dawn
--
When life gets you down , Get up and Mambo
John Candy
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"Diana Curtis" wrote in message
Im recovering well... certain things coming in the mail keep my spirits

up,
thank you muchly! But the days linger long sometimes. I havent energy to

do
much yet, but you, yes YOU, have the power to entertain and amuse me if

you
feel like it, and I hope you do...
Would you please tell me how you came to post at RCTQ, and why you stay,

and
how you came to be a quilter and what you hope to find in your quilting
future. Maybe everyone else will get some pleasure in reading these ..

then
I wont feel so selfish! lol
Thanks in advance,
Diana the slightly bored

--
http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44




  #7  
Old August 18th 03, 03:14 AM
Diana Curtis
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Does this mean you came here before you started ever quilting or am I
reading it bass ackwards?
This is a truly good story too. Thank you Dawn!
Diana, truly that bored.

--
http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44
"Dawn in Alberta" wrote in message
. ca...
Oh boy this is going to be a good one Diana, are you sure your that bored?

Anyways as to how I found this neat little section of the universe , I was
checking out the rec newgroups one day back in 2001, and saw this group
decided to check out and some how got stuck here. Reading the post of
Backwage and Mister Bear, Kate, Butterfly, LN and the rest kicked up my
interest into quilting.
I helped in the making of a quilt a friend was making for her DIL. I have
always liked sewing and wanted to see if I could do it. Plus I love color
and what other way can you get to feel color and see it come alive other
then in quilting. Watching the blocks take on a life of their own its
amazing.

As to why I stay. Where else can you find other people that you can call
friends and not get judged as to what you look like, what your income

level
is, or why you arent married yet or why you live where you live. I like

the
people here, some I am finding are as strange as I am. If any one has a
question they get answers, if someone is hungry they get fed, and every

one
is there to lend a shoulder to cry on, to give out hugs and support no
matter what is happening.

To what I hope to discover in my quilting oddesy, I just want to be able

to
get the quilts out of my head and make them real. I want to find my own
limits. If the quilts make me happy and others happy, then I have done

what
I wanted to do.
But dont get me wrong , lol, I am my own worst critic so it takes alot to
make me happy when it has to do with something I make.
Well thats my little story, So Diana get better soon as the blue Luna's
should only happen once in a blue moon ? Sorry I couldnt help myself lol
and yes this is coming from another Luna.

Dawn
--
When life gets you down , Get up and Mambo
John Candy
Remove the NOSpam to reply

"Diana Curtis" wrote in message
Im recovering well... certain things coming in the mail keep my spirits

up,
thank you muchly! But the days linger long sometimes. I havent energy to

do
much yet, but you, yes YOU, have the power to entertain and amuse me if

you
feel like it, and I hope you do...
Would you please tell me how you came to post at RCTQ, and why you stay,

and
how you came to be a quilter and what you hope to find in your quilting
future. Maybe everyone else will get some pleasure in reading these ..

then
I wont feel so selfish! lol
Thanks in advance,
Diana the slightly bored

--
http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44






  #8  
Old August 18th 03, 02:03 AM
Butterfly
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SHE's HEALING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Truly that bored" is the BESTESTESTEST thing I have read all day
Butterfly (letting my finners do a HAPPY HAPPY for you)


Diana Curtis wrote:

Does this mean you came here before you started ever quilting or am I
reading it bass ackwards?
This is a truly good story too. Thank you Dawn!
Diana, truly that bored.

--
http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44
"Dawn in Alberta" wrote in message
. ca...

Oh boy this is going to be a good one Diana, are you sure your that bored?

Anyways as to how I found this neat little section of the universe , I was
checking out the rec newgroups one day back in 2001, and saw this group
decided to check out and some how got stuck here. Reading the post of
Backwage and Mister Bear, Kate, Butterfly, LN and the rest kicked up my
interest into quilting.
I helped in the making of a quilt a friend was making for her DIL. I have
always liked sewing and wanted to see if I could do it. Plus I love color
and what other way can you get to feel color and see it come alive other
then in quilting. Watching the blocks take on a life of their own its
amazing.

As to why I stay. Where else can you find other people that you can call
friends and not get judged as to what you look like, what your income


level

is, or why you arent married yet or why you live where you live. I like


the

people here, some I am finding are as strange as I am. If any one has a
question they get answers, if someone is hungry they get fed, and every


one

is there to lend a shoulder to cry on, to give out hugs and support no
matter what is happening.

To what I hope to discover in my quilting oddesy, I just want to be able


to

get the quilts out of my head and make them real. I want to find my own
limits. If the quilts make me happy and others happy, then I have done


what

I wanted to do.
But dont get me wrong , lol, I am my own worst critic so it takes alot to
make me happy when it has to do with something I make.
Well thats my little story, So Diana get better soon as the blue Luna's
should only happen once in a blue moon ? Sorry I couldnt help myself lol
and yes this is coming from another Luna.

Dawn
--
When life gets you down , Get up and Mambo
John Candy
Remove the NOSpam to reply

"Diana Curtis" wrote in message

Im recovering well... certain things coming in the mail keep my spirits


up,

thank you muchly! But the days linger long sometimes. I havent energy to


do

much yet, but you, yes YOU, have the power to entertain and amuse me if


you

feel like it, and I hope you do...
Would you please tell me how you came to post at RCTQ, and why you stay,


and

how you came to be a quilter and what you hope to find in your quilting
future. Maybe everyone else will get some pleasure in reading these ..


then

I wont feel so selfish! lol
Thanks in advance,
Diana the slightly bored

--
http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44







  #9  
Old August 18th 03, 04:38 AM
Diana Curtis
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Bored is a good sign?? yay!
Diana

--
http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44
"Butterfly" wrote in message
...
SHE's HEALING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Truly that bored" is the BESTESTESTEST thing I have read all day
Butterfly (letting my finners do a HAPPY HAPPY for you)


Diana Curtis wrote:

Does this mean you came here before you started ever quilting or am I
reading it bass ackwards?
This is a truly good story too. Thank you Dawn!
Diana, truly that bored.

--
http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44
"Dawn in Alberta" wrote in message
. ca...

Oh boy this is going to be a good one Diana, are you sure your that

bored?

Anyways as to how I found this neat little section of the universe , I

was
checking out the rec newgroups one day back in 2001, and saw this group
decided to check out and some how got stuck here. Reading the post of
Backwage and Mister Bear, Kate, Butterfly, LN and the rest kicked up my
interest into quilting.
I helped in the making of a quilt a friend was making for her DIL. I

have
always liked sewing and wanted to see if I could do it. Plus I love

color
and what other way can you get to feel color and see it come alive other
then in quilting. Watching the blocks take on a life of their own its
amazing.

As to why I stay. Where else can you find other people that you can call
friends and not get judged as to what you look like, what your income


level

is, or why you arent married yet or why you live where you live. I like


the

people here, some I am finding are as strange as I am. If any one has a
question they get answers, if someone is hungry they get fed, and every


one

is there to lend a shoulder to cry on, to give out hugs and support no
matter what is happening.

To what I hope to discover in my quilting oddesy, I just want to be able


to

get the quilts out of my head and make them real. I want to find my own
limits. If the quilts make me happy and others happy, then I have done


what

I wanted to do.
But dont get me wrong , lol, I am my own worst critic so it takes alot

to
make me happy when it has to do with something I make.
Well thats my little story, So Diana get better soon as the blue Luna's
should only happen once in a blue moon ? Sorry I couldnt help myself lol
and yes this is coming from another Luna.

Dawn
--
When life gets you down , Get up and Mambo
John Candy
Remove the NOSpam to reply

"Diana Curtis" wrote in message

Im recovering well... certain things coming in the mail keep my spirits

up,

thank you muchly! But the days linger long sometimes. I havent energy

to

do

much yet, but you, yes YOU, have the power to entertain and amuse me if

you

feel like it, and I hope you do...
Would you please tell me how you came to post at RCTQ, and why you

stay,

and

how you came to be a quilter and what you hope to find in your quilting
future. Maybe everyone else will get some pleasure in reading these ..

then

I wont feel so selfish! lol
Thanks in advance,
Diana the slightly bored

--
http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44









  #10  
Old August 18th 03, 02:14 AM
Dawn in Alberta
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You read it right the first time , I came here before I truly ever started.
I am not counting the helping the friend thing, cause she didnt like what
I did. I sewed the seems to big and the block turned out to small, she read
me the riot act. It was my first time ever working on a quilt top with no
instructions other then to sew the lines straight and make sure they match.

But here I am with one quilt top made from start to finish by me, (and I am
not counting the panels cause I just had to hand quilt those). And its All
your guy's fault I think you all need to owe me chocolate now ( second
thought its to hot for chocolate, FQ's will do nicely )

Dawn
--
When life gets you down , Get up and Mambo
John Candy
Remove the NOSpam to reply
"Diana Curtis" wrote in message
...
Does this mean you came here before you started ever quilting or am I
reading it bass ackwards?
This is a truly good story too. Thank you Dawn!
Diana, truly that bored.

--
http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44
"Dawn in Alberta" wrote in message
. ca...
Oh boy this is going to be a good one Diana, are you sure your that

bored?

Anyways as to how I found this neat little section of the universe , I

was
checking out the rec newgroups one day back in 2001, and saw this group
decided to check out and some how got stuck here. Reading the post of
Backwage and Mister Bear, Kate, Butterfly, LN and the rest kicked up my
interest into quilting.
I helped in the making of a quilt a friend was making for her DIL. I

have
always liked sewing and wanted to see if I could do it. Plus I love

color
and what other way can you get to feel color and see it come alive other
then in quilting. Watching the blocks take on a life of their own its
amazing.

As to why I stay. Where else can you find other people that you can call
friends and not get judged as to what you look like, what your income

level
is, or why you arent married yet or why you live where you live. I like

the
people here, some I am finding are as strange as I am. If any one has a
question they get answers, if someone is hungry they get fed, and every

one
is there to lend a shoulder to cry on, to give out hugs and support no
matter what is happening.

To what I hope to discover in my quilting oddesy, I just want to be able

to
get the quilts out of my head and make them real. I want to find my own
limits. If the quilts make me happy and others happy, then I have done

what
I wanted to do.
But dont get me wrong , lol, I am my own worst critic so it takes alot

to
make me happy when it has to do with something I make.
Well thats my little story, So Diana get better soon as the blue Luna's
should only happen once in a blue moon ? Sorry I couldnt help myself lol
and yes this is coming from another Luna.

Dawn
--
When life gets you down , Get up and Mambo
John Candy
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