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Jess
Posted 2009-04-25 5:45 PM (#25654)
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Hi folks -

Anyone else miss the informative Discussion Sessions as much as I do???? Well, Ms. Cindy and I have been talking, and we are putting a place on the calendar each month for them, once again.

What I need from my dear patrons on the forum is ideas for Discussion Sessions! We had some great discussions last year about quilt repair, crazy quilting, color, etc. We don't mind repeating topics since new information comes in each discussion.

For those of you who have never participated in one of our Discussions Sessions, basically we get together in The Snug (chat room) and everyone shares the tips, tricks, questions, etc. that they have about that particular topic. These discussions are pretty informal, but are usually led by a moderator from amoungst the forum members. Moderators are not necassarily experts on the topic, they just outline discussion points and help the chat stay on topic (you know how we love to go OFF TOPIC!!). Some of our moderators are what we would call experts on their subject though, and they often answer questions from the rest of us about the subject (though anyone who participates is free to answer the questions we have as well).

Clear as mud?

Okay, so first we need some ideas for topics for Discussion Sessions. Then Cindy and I will start tracking down moderators!! Don't be shy, what do you want to talk about??

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char77
Posted 2009-04-25 7:14 PM (#25656 - in reply to #25654)
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The one thing I promised myself I would learn this year is machine quilting. I have all the "doodads" I guess I just need the "persuasion" I'm a very "by-the-book-follow-the-lines" sort of person and am having all kinds of trouble just letting go and trying it. I would love a discussion on that!
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ekbuckeye
Posted 2009-04-26 1:26 PM (#25709 - in reply to #25654)
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I'd like to have a study of color, how to use colors and even different prints together. Sometimes I see combinations in pictures, decor, even a stack of papers and wonder how olive green, gold, and purple, or turquoise and royal blue could look so great together!
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buggalugs
Posted 2009-04-26 5:12 PM (#25715 - in reply to #25709)
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Jess what a great idea to restart these

I would love to be in on the talk about caring and repairing the quilts if possible:) and some hand quilting tips?. and........ oops better shush and give others a chance lol

Jacqui

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sunshine
Posted 2009-04-26 6:45 PM (#25721 - in reply to #25654)
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Sounds great. I could use some tips on hand quilting too. Mine usually looks like something a 5yo could do better, and I have a couple here that I think would look better hand quilted.

 

Midge.



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Gerda
Posted 2009-04-26 6:55 PM (#25722 - in reply to #25654)
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WEll, Jacqui, if the hand quilting on the pillow cover you sent me is any indication, you don't have anything to worry about! And Cindy, yours is great too. However, we can all use refreshers tips/courses, and of course the laughter in these discussions.

Gerda
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Gerda
Posted 2009-04-26 6:57 PM (#25723 - in reply to #25654)
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Midge, don't be so hard on yourself - as I keep reminding my almost 7 year old granddaughter, who gets mightily upset when things don't go right the first time, - practice, practice, practice! Of course, she feels she should be able to do it right the first time, everytime!! And hates advice!!!Sheeesh! Thankfully, Haley is a whole other kind - she has no problem practicing and doing things over and over. Yours will get better the more you do!

Gerda
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SallyC
Posted 2009-04-26 7:09 PM (#25727 - in reply to #25654)
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how about adding EQ tips (I've had it for a year and a half and never opened the box....I know we have at least 3 experts here!!)
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Gerda
Posted 2009-04-26 7:39 PM (#25732 - in reply to #25654)
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True! I have EQ5, and though I have looked through the block library, that's as far as it's gone!
So I would like tips/hints, too!

gerda
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misisipimenace
Posted 2009-04-26 9:41 PM (#25745 - in reply to #25722)
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Gerda - 2009-04-26 5:55 PM WEll, Jacqui, if the hand quilting on the pillow cover you sent me is any indication, you don't have anything to worry about! And Cindy, yours is great too. However, we can all use refreshers tips/courses, and of course the laughter in these discussions. Gerda

gerda, how did you know i was gonna suggest the hand-quilting just like jacqui????  but thanks for the oh so kind words

wonderful suggestions, ladies - keep 'em comin'!!

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Gerda
Posted 2009-04-26 11:53 PM (#25758 - in reply to #25654)
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You're welcome, hon! It's the truth!

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scraphappydenise
Posted 2009-04-27 1:03 PM (#25812 - in reply to #25654)
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These are all good topics!

How about one on tools and gadgets? there are so many out there.... are they really worth the $$$$? I often buy something and then decide ultimately that the simple way was better in the long run.

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misisipimenace
Posted 2009-04-27 1:41 PM (#25819 - in reply to #25812)
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wonderful suggestion, denise!!  i often wonder the same thing and usually end up NOT buying a gadget unless i've seen or heard someone talk about it - speaking for myself, i ain't got enough $$ to spend a gadget that won't be worth it's cost
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MsMeow
Posted 2009-04-27 9:07 PM (#25861 - in reply to #25654)
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A "current events" type of discussion might be nice....such as the tuna can hexagons...people who are making them or thinking about making them.
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