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    Gina from mpls

    Hi all, Young Sarah encouraged me to share my story. Last April I had finally took my first quilting class. at Four Season Quilt Shop in Plymouth MN. As we were all going around the class, " Why do you want to make quilts?"
    The other ladies were saying how they would like to make quilts for their grandchildren and give as wedding gifts for loved ones.
    Me, I was shaking because I had been dealing with the death of my 42 year old husband. Through my misty eyes, I say," I'm here to stitch the pieces of my life back together. So I began stitching and at the end of my six week class. I was feeling more alive, alert, and calmer. I was able take this class. as a self prescribed therapy. I am so glad that I took the class. my teachers and the ladies at the shop have been great.

    okay here goes. hope it posts. the date on photo is not correct. i made this photo today Sept 27,2009[attachment=0:1bb1g510]gina quilt 001.JPG[/attachment:1bb1g510]
    all the best
    Gina

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    Gina, thank you for sharing a bit with us.. I'm cheered by the colors you chose - they are bright and smiley and warm- good steps into the future - you have the right idea there.. and teh quilt looks lovely. Good for you ...
    Losing a partner, under any circumstance is truly sad.. i'ts good that you have self-prescribed in this way. Stay with it - but be advised, IT IS ADDICTIVE!!! THOSE LOVELY FABRICS START CALLING YOUR NAME, THEY REACH OUT TO YOU FROM THE BOLT AND SAY PAIR ME WITH THE ONE TO YOUR LEFT.. YOU"LL LOVE IT>> AND LOOK AT>>>
    Good for you .. and bless you as you move on.
    If you can't see it riding by on a fast horse - it ain't there.

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      Very nice to meet you Gina!! Sorry to hear that you lost your husband. What a wonderful story about how you started, thank you for sharing it with us. I hope that you have found solace in making your quilt. It looks wonderful. You should be proud!!!!

      I'm glad you found us here...and I hope that you stick around....**hugs**
      Michele

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        shucks i am already bitten by the fabric bug. thanks for the support. i find myself so comfortable with this new way of life i look forward . to more. see ya out here.
        Gina from mpls.
        all the best
        Gina

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          Wow! Gina, that is a gorgeous quilt! You had me in tears on the phone, and I am so glad you shared your story.

          I can't think of a better way to get through a tragedy, than to 'put the pieces back together' one stitch at a time.
          Best of luck to you, and we can't wait to get to know you better!

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            You have quite the start on this quilting journey don't you! With great inspiration to keep going You've made a gorgeous quilt and I can't wait to see more! Welcome on board Gina!
            To stitch or not to stitch... There is no question.

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              Nice to meet you all. I am having a great time. I am currently working on my second quilt. I am making it for my sis in law. as soon as i get a little further on it i will post more picture. but this is my husband Bill and our daughter Abbey. :| [attachment=0:22xn9ng2]dad.jpg[/attachment:22xn9ng2]
              all the best
              Gina

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                What a great pic! Abbey is adorable I love her hat! (and that you hubby is carying her My favorite thing is a helpful husband!)
                To stitch or not to stitch... There is no question.

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                  Baby looks all packed up and ready o go give me s ome info here .. hubby reminds me of my ex.. ex some 30 years ago!
                  If you can't see it riding by on a fast horse - it ain't there.

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                    On Oct 28th 2008 Bill had been found dead in our home. He had died from a heart attack. Abbey is now 6.
                    Bill was a Renaissance man. kinda like a cross between Grizzly Adams , Jesus Christ and Brad Pitt. I really miss him today. we were up on the north shore of Minnesota at Gooseberry Falls State Park. so awesome there.
                    all the best Gina from mpls.
                    all the best
                    Gina

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                      Of course you miss him horribly - and you sound like you knew him well and I'm sure you had a wonderful relationship. Thank God for that. I'm sorry that your life was altered in tha way - and yet, one never knows what the morrow brings.. one just finds a way to smile in it and march on .
                      Your 2nd quilt will be just lovely.
                      If you can't see it riding by on a fast horse - it ain't there.

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                        Gina your quilt is gorgeous! I'm glad that you found a quilting group - there's nothing better than being able to quilt and find support and encouragement Ü Remember, one stitch at a time - thanks for sharing.

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                          Gina, It was great talking to you today! I love your quilt! You did a great job on choosing your fabric and I love the fence rail pattern. We are so glad to have met you and love getting to know you better all the time! Keep up the sewing, it really will be a therapy of sorts for you. Have a happy day, Jenny

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