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Old August 18th 03, 07:45 PM
Diana Curtis
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Ahhh the BOM. Im just hoping I can come up with something that appeals to a
wide range of tastes and abilitys!
Id like to hear more about your punster husband! You arent married to Piers
Anthony are you?
Thank you for sharing your quilting story too. I happen to like people who
arent afraid of coloring outside of the lines. :-)
Diana, healing well!!!

--
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"Pati Cook" wrote in message
...
Thanks, I think. G Actually, my grandmother also was a quilter. My

Mom
doesn't remember it, but I do remember seeing some of the quilts that she
finished. But I never really *looked* at them. Then Mom found a top, that
Grandma had pieced, when going through Grandpa's stuff after he died. I

have it
to quilt, and it has to be hand quilted of course since she hand pieced

it. It
is a Boston Commons set, but no wide parts, all 2" (?) squares. Mom

recognizes
some of the fabrics as being from her kindergarden dresses, and some of

her
sister's dresses and aprons and such. I will do simple quilting and get

it
finished. soon I hope.

I guess I do have a rather warped outlook on life sometimes G. Must

have
something to do with living with a writer who is a born punster for the

last 20+
years. G

Keep healing Diana, I want to know more about this BOM thing that keeps

being
mentioned.

Pati, in Phx (who really needs another project to keep up with.........)


Diana Curtis wrote:

Wow, you sure have grown in the craft! Im glad youre here to share your
knowledge and also cause your posts are usually a hoot!
Thank you for sharing your tale, all of them have been interesting.
Diana

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"Pati Cook" wrote in message
...
Well, I have been on RCTQ for not quite 2 years. I finally got the

computer set
up, and the net account up and running. DH sat down with me and said

what
newsgroup should we check out. I said "quilting", so he called up

quilting
newsgrous, this was the first on the list and I never checked any

others.
That
was in January of 2001.
I stay because it is fun, educational and I like the people and byplay

that goes
on.
Quilting was an outgrowth of sewing in general for me. My degree is

in
Clothing
and Textiles, almost a master's in C&T along with work toward a

master's
in
Adult Ed. I was working at House of Fabrics (assistant manager/sewing

machine
manager) when HoF was bought by the company that became Jo-Ann Stores.

Stayed
on through many changes in 3 years, finally got fed up enough to quit.

One of
the things that led to my quitting also led to my quilting. G We

had
to wear
a "uniform" for JAS. Khaki bottoms and white shirts (or shirts with

the
JAS
logo we could purchase from a specfic company ) Had to have some way

to
channel
the creative sewing I needed to do. (As much as I was working I

wasn't
wearing
much but uniform, and what other clothes I already had were sitting in

the
closet) So I started with some quilting. I had taken a beginning

hand
quilting
class several years ago, and just went on from there.
Now I am finally beginning to teach quilt classes and design my own

quilts.
Eventually I hope to have some of my designs out for sale as patterns

(a
couple
of people have already asked about buying patterns of a couple of my

quilts.)
Have some ideas for quilt books and want to become a really good

teacher.

Hope this entertains you some what,

Pati, in Phx.

Diana Curtis wrote:

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

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  #62  
Old August 18th 03, 07:46 PM
Diana Curtis
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Thats so very true. Its a most supportive group. We are indeed lucky to have
found it and kept it going as it is.
Diana

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You just can't get this kind of love and support anywhere else.

Kathy in Ks.




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Old August 18th 03, 08:21 PM
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Oh, Ann, what a wonderful, moving story! What a great legacy your mom left you all.
Wow! See...that's how I see quilting, parts of us we leave behind with everyone we
teach to quilt, give a quilt, or sees our quilts. It's our mark on the world. If we
can pass on our love of quilts and quilting to just one person, who then in turn
passes it on....what a difference we will have made!

--
Jalynne
Queen Gypsy (snail mail available upon request)
see what i've been up to at www.100megsfree4.com/jalynne


"Ann" wrote in message
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Diana, so glad you are recovering.



I discovered rctq a couple years ago. I didn't read the posts on a regular
basis but when I stopped in I enjoyed the posts and kept thinking that I
needed to jump in. It wasn't until very recently that I took the plunge,
and now read every day. I stay because you are a very knowledgeable group
of people and your help and suggestions are invaluable. I don't think I
have come across a question that went unanswered.



My Mom taught me how to sew at a very young age. I remember cutting out
patterns with Mom's right handed scissors until my poor left hand was numb.
It wasn't until I was an adult that I owned my first pair of left handed
scissors!!. I sewed until I got married, then made curtains, baby clothes,
doll clothes and dresses from my nieces. Once my boys got into school I
put the sewing on hold for a while. About 20 years ago (maybe longer) I
took my first quilting class. Prior to the class we were given our supply
list for the rail fence pattern. My selection of fabric was a mixture of
cottons and poly cottons. What did a 20 something year old know!! I
enjoyed the coming together of that quilt. I was amazed that 6 fabrics,
sewn together in different order, turned this way or that way could create a
different effect.



During my sons growing up years I had little time to myself, but took a few
quilting classes. Classes were great because you could attend, do your
cutting and sewing without the interruptions of children and hubby. I didn'
t *need* a class, but I found classes to be a great motivator.



My Mom quilted and was a very good at it. Many of her quilts were hand
quilted. She always had projects on the go, and at various stages of
completion. She had blocks to appliqué that were easy to take along, she
had pieces cut out to sew on the machine, she had squares cut out ready to
sew together, quilts ready to hand quilt. Mom was diagnosed with ovarian
cancer and the chemo treatments started shortly thereafter. It was not
meant to be. From the time of diagnosis to the time she passed away was 6
months. She spent the majority of that time in hospital. On Mother's Day
last year all of her family, all 13 of us, gathered at the hospital with Mom
and her quilts. The nurses so kindly let us use the dining room and we set
out all of her quilts. All our names were put in a hat and as a name was
pulled out we picked a quilt to call our own. Everyone got 3 quilts, Mom
had that many!! After she passed away, and dividing up her things, as I was
the only quilter in the family, I got Mom's quilting supplies, frames and
gadgets and stashes and all of her works in progress.



So, my future quilting plans involve finishing Mom's projects, or at least
learning what to do to finish. Which involves techniques I haven't done
before, and decisions on how they go together. I will never lack something
"quilty" to do



Ann






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Old August 18th 03, 09:00 PM
taria
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Funny story Wendy. My aunt always said what goes round
comes round. Are you and DH ever going to be comfortable
leaving kids alone for a get away? VBG
Hope it was a fun part. Never feed kids anything red!
Taria

frood wrote:

Oh, my, does that combo bring back memories of a funny story! This ought to
amuse you, Diana. Just don't tell my mom the real truth, ok?

While I was in high school, my parents decided that I was old enough to stay
home by myself, while they went on vacation. So, being an intelligent girl,
what did I do? I threw a party, of course! My parent's had recently
re-decorated the living room, with sea-foam green carpet. My mother was so
proud of that carpet.

Well, over the course of the party, someone (I'll not name her here - this
is archived forever, after all!) spilled a large glass of Hawaiian Punch. I
threw some baking soda on the spill, and decided to think about it the next
day. The next morning, I looked at the spill, and man, was it bad! Off to
the store for carpet cleaner. Then more carpet cleaner. Consulted every
Hints from Heloise book the library had in stock. It was still pink.

Mom and Dad come home. Notice the carpet right away. "oh, the poor dog!" I
said. "he got into the big dog's food, ate it all and moaned and groaned, I
thought he was going to die! So, I gave him some pepto bismol. Then he threw
up! I cleaned it as best as I could, but I'm sorry, I couldn't get the stain
out!" Since the poor dog in question couldn't defend himself, and was, in
fact, prone to eating the big dog's food, then moaning for hours afterwards,
and since there was no other evidence to suggest something else had
happened, my parent's had no choice but to take my word for it. I did make
sure the dog got as many doggie treats as I could afford for the rest of his
life.

To this day, my mother has no idea of the real story. This even came up this
past Christmas! My mother *knows* something else happened, but has no
evidence! Well, until I published it here on the internet that is!
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"Diana Curtis" wrote in message
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LOL
and just what would I leave that would make you happy? Let me see... pepto
bismal pink and seafoam green hand dyes?
Diana

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  #65  
Old August 18th 03, 09:07 PM
frood
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No way. No overnight trips without kids until they can vote. Oh, and DD#1
will be entering a secluded all-girls school next year. wg

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"taria" wrote in message
...
Funny story Wendy. My aunt always said what goes round
comes round. Are you and DH ever going to be comfortable
leaving kids alone for a get away? VBG
Hope it was a fun part. Never feed kids anything red!
Taria




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Old August 18th 03, 09:08 PM
ally
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In article , Diana Curtis
writes
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

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Hmm I joined when I first got my own computer and got online (until then
I had been looking at a few ngs on a friends computer at his home once a
week). That musta been in '97 but I have a real bad memory so it could
have been a year either side.

I joined this ng cos I liked quilting. I stay because its like home -
warm and comfy and full of people who I love, even though we all get
made at each other sometimes. I have made some of my best friends here
and done things I would never have done otherwise.

Hope you're feeling better real soon.
:-)
--
ally
  #67  
Old August 18th 03, 09:09 PM
rdquiltkat
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On August 18 2003, Pati wrote:

I guess I do have a rather warped outlook on life sometimes G. Must
have something to do with living with a writer who is a born punster
for the last 20+ years. G


Sounds like your DH would get along well with my son. He has a button he
wears that says "Incorrigible punster. Please do not incorrige."
LOL....I've been thinking about embroidering that on a T shirt for him.

--
Sonja in Red Deer, Alberta

  #68  
Old August 18th 03, 09:14 PM
Paul & Suzie Beckwith
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Aha - if you like mead, you need to get Anty Krysia to send you a
bottle of honey vodka - Krupnik - from Poland - its like mead, but on
steroids...

And - picture the scene if you will - O'Hare Airport Immigration desk,
"what is the purpose of your visit"
"to visit friends off the internet" and me promptly digging in my
purse for a well-thumbed piece of paper with Sarah's address written
on it.. you should have seen the look on the immigration officers
face...

Suzie B
p.s. - when you gonna tell us why you started and etc?
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Old August 18th 03, 09:23 PM
Butterfly
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You are a good dorter. I knewed I rezed you rightly ; )
Love
Mom (pattin 'erself very very gently on the back)


CNYstitcher wrote:

Mom,

I will be getting a picture of the quilt when the fair opens. We are
going to try to get more pictures of my entries as well and then I have
to convince DH to upload them for me. I *did* glare at it, though, so
hopefully, it got the gist of what i was thinking at the time.

Larisa

Butterfly wrote:

So did you stand there and yell
"ENABLER"!!!!!!!!
Did you get a pix--or at least the name of the quilt design?
Hugs
Butterfly (No, I am not about to head for the rafters today : )

CNYstitcher wrote:

Yep, just like my sewing and cross-stitch.....With those, I started
with only wanting to do one project, but enjoyed it so much that I
just kept going. Of course, I alsodo the odd thing of putting
puzzles toether, gluing them, and frmaing them as "artwork"
LOL......Actually, DH thinks it is pretty cool, and it *does* cost a
lot less than real art, and it gives me something to do during my
restless periods (DS, age 3, is pretty good at helping me sort pieces).

I picked up my State Fair reject this morning, and found a quilt that
I have set my sights on.....it is lovely beyond words, looks like the
basis is a whole cloth quilt, with added applique of flowers and such
on it....When I first saw it, I just stopped and stared...sigh

Larisa

Diana Curtis wrote:

It started out innocently enough for you didnt it? And now..
bwuwahahahahaha... sucked you in deep didnt it! lol
Im glad you set your goals high. Why not. There doesnt seem much point
unless youre willing to try to do better than yourself.
Diana, thanking you for hte diversion


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Old August 18th 03, 09:24 PM
Ann
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Thanks Diana and Jalynne.

My Mom was a remarkable lady.
All of her grandchildren know how precious that Mother's Day was and the
quilts they received. Mom had made some of the quilts with a certain person
in mind. It's amazing but that person picked the quilt that was made with
them in mind.

Ann

"Diana Curtis" wrote in message
...
Thank you Jalynne, I dont think I could have said it better myself.
Diana

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"Jalynne" wrote in message
k.net...
Oh, Ann, what a wonderful, moving story! What a great legacy your mom

left you all.
Wow! See...that's how I see quilting, parts of us we leave behind with

everyone we
teach to quilt, give a quilt, or sees our quilts. It's our mark on the

world. If we
can pass on our love of quilts and quilting to just one person, who then

in turn
passes it on....what a difference we will have made!

--
Jalynne
Queen Gypsy (snail mail available upon request)
see what i've been up to at www.100megsfree4.com/jalynne


"Ann" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Diana, so glad you are recovering.



I discovered rctq a couple years ago. I didn't read the posts on a

regular
basis but when I stopped in I enjoyed the posts and kept thinking that

I
needed to jump in. It wasn't until very recently that I took the

plunge,
and now read every day. I stay because you are a very knowledgeable

group
of people and your help and suggestions are invaluable. I don't think

I
have come across a question that went unanswered.



My Mom taught me how to sew at a very young age. I remember cutting

out
patterns with Mom's right handed scissors until my poor left hand was

numb.
It wasn't until I was an adult that I owned my first pair of left

handed
scissors!!. I sewed until I got married, then made curtains, baby

clothes,
doll clothes and dresses from my nieces. Once my boys got into

school
I
put the sewing on hold for a while. About 20 years ago (maybe longer)

I
took my first quilting class. Prior to the class we were given our

supply
list for the rail fence pattern. My selection of fabric was a mixture

of
cottons and poly cottons. What did a 20 something year old know!! I
enjoyed the coming together of that quilt. I was amazed that 6

fabrics,
sewn together in different order, turned this way or that way could

create a
different effect.



During my sons growing up years I had little time to myself, but took

a
few
quilting classes. Classes were great because you could attend, do

your
cutting and sewing without the interruptions of children and hubby. I

didn'
t *need* a class, but I found classes to be a great motivator.



My Mom quilted and was a very good at it. Many of her quilts were

hand
quilted. She always had projects on the go, and at various stages of
completion. She had blocks to appliqué that were easy to take along,

she
had pieces cut out to sew on the machine, she had squares cut out

ready
to
sew together, quilts ready to hand quilt. Mom was diagnosed with

ovarian
cancer and the chemo treatments started shortly thereafter. It was

not
meant to be. From the time of diagnosis to the time she passed away

was
6
months. She spent the majority of that time in hospital. On Mother's

Day
last year all of her family, all 13 of us, gathered at the hospital

with
Mom
and her quilts. The nurses so kindly let us use the dining room and

we
set
out all of her quilts. All our names were put in a hat and as a name

was
pulled out we picked a quilt to call our own. Everyone got 3 quilts,

Mom
had that many!! After she passed away, and dividing up her things, as

I
was
the only quilter in the family, I got Mom's quilting supplies, frames

and
gadgets and stashes and all of her works in progress.



So, my future quilting plans involve finishing Mom's projects, or at

least
learning what to do to finish. Which involves techniques I haven't

done
before, and decisions on how they go together. I will never lack

something
"quilty" to do



Ann










 




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