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quiltcraze Posted: Tue, May 7 2013 2:41 PM

Hi, 

My name is Margaret and I was looking for other people who do other arts besides quilting.  I've been quilting for about 2 years now and I love it.  I also do stained glass specializing in pet portraits, I crochet, and I do beading. I'm an registered veterinary technician and just love animals.  (why I wanted to do pet portraits)

  I wanted to make a quilted pet portrait for a friend and thought quilting was similar to stained glass except one is using hard marterials and one is using soft materials.  Basically the same concept, making a pattern, cutting pieces out, and putting them together.  It turned out to be a pretty nice quilted pet portrait.

I was just wondering if there were others out there who do other types of arts and if they incorportate that into making their quilts.  

Look forward to hearing from you all

Margaret

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Jenia replied on Tue, May 7 2013 3:32 PM

I used to crochet, I used to macrame, I used to bicycle, I used to read, I used to swim, I used to cook,  I used to have a clean house,,

Then I started quilting!

lol

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Karla replied on Tue, May 7 2013 3:42 PM

Jenia:

I used to crochet, I used to macrame, I used to bicycle, I used to read, I used to swim, I used to cook,  I used to have a clean house,,

Then I started quilting!

lol

Ditto, Jenia, although I still read and sometimes I even cook.  

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gini replied on Tue, May 7 2013 3:43 PM

Mostly, any crafts I do besides quilting are incorporated into quilting these days.

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Jenia:

I used to crochet, I used to macrame, I used to bicycle, I used to read, I used to swim, I used to cook,  I used to have a clean house,,

Then I started quilting!

lol

LOL

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Ok that's pretty funny!  Yes, quilting is addicting!

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MNnancy replied on Tue, May 7 2013 4:13 PM

quiltcraze:
I wanted to make a quilted pet portrait for a friend and thought quilting was similar to stained glass except one is using hard marterials and one is using soft materials.  Basically the same concept, making a pattern, cutting pieces out, and putting them together.  It turned out to be a pretty nice quilted pet portrait.

This sounds like the same process that some use for their art quilts.  I'm not there yet.  I am a member of Jenia"s messy house club.


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Jenia:

I used to crochet, I used to macrame, I used to bicycle, I used to read, I used to swim, I used to cook,  I used to have a clean house,,

Then I started quilting!

lol

This is so funny.

I still crochet, sold my bike, listen to books on tape while I sew, I still have to clean and cook, DH would cut off the electricy to my sewing room if I didn't feed him. lol

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Karla replied on Tue, May 7 2013 4:28 PM

weezee56:
DH would cut off the electricy to my sewing room if I didn't feed him. lol

My husband, too.  His motto is call him anything but late for dinner.

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I hear ya ladies, I too have to keep the house clean and have food ready.  I also take care of my 88 year old mother in law who is in a wheelchair and can't do much for herself.  Between all that and walking the dogs I can get in about 1 to 2 hours a day if I'm lucky.

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Patti replied on Tue, May 7 2013 9:06 PM

I have dabbled in card making, stained glass, tatting, clothes sewing, quilting.  I have 2 windows I want to put stained glass in.  I may get to that yet.  I know where my glass and equipment is stashed.  I have looked at stained glass books for designs for quilts.  I think I like quilting best because it is so portable, with hand projects I can always take with me.

This may be the summer to finish a big variety of projects.  I am only working 2 days a week!

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Mz M replied on Tue, May 7 2013 10:05 PM

Oh, to have unlimited monetary resources, a 3000 square foot house with 3 car stall garage, and a workshop all to house my craft interests which include Quilting, Scrapbooking, Card Making, Stained Glass and Cabinet Making. Mind you now, that does NOT include a husband but most definitely a dog and a cat as well as piped in music throughout the house. Adding to all of the above is extra time in each day to do all the things I want. Of course I would share my toys – want to be my friend?

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beve99 replied on Wed, May 8 2013 7:49 AM

Hi,

 

I'm Beverly.  I crochet & embroider.  A few years ago, I was tired of crocheting so decided to give quilting a try.  I hand pieced & quilted a quilt for my daughter & now i'm working on one for my son.  In the mean time, I'm also making quilt tops to practice my piecing skills.  I have a granddaughter due at the end of the month, so I've started crocheting again to give her all the cute stuff I've been seeing online. 

 

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Annie replied on Wed, May 8 2013 7:57 AM

I recently took up knitting again and have really committed a fair amount of hours on improving my skills.  Just completed a cardigan sweater with a bunch of cables.  I used to scrapbook and as for the house????  Enough said.

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Karla replied on Wed, May 8 2013 9:31 AM

Mz M:

Oh, to have unlimited monetary resources, a 3000 square foot house with 3 car stall garage, and a workshop all to house my craft interests which include Quilting, Scrapbooking, Card Making, Stained Glass and Cabinet Making. Mind you now, that does NOT include a husband but most definitely a dog and a cat as well as piped in music throughout the house. Adding to all of the above is extra time in each day to do all the things I want. Of course I would share my toys – want to be my friend?

 

Mz M, this sounds like my dream...a need a 3,000 square foot house, the garage and a workshop, but all of this just for my quilting.  I could also use someone to keep it all clean for me, LOL, because quilting would take up all of my time.

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