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Did anyone see the article in the Wall Street Journal today? Headline:

IDLE PASTIME: IN OFF HOURS, TRUCKER PICK UP STITCHING.

It seems with less to haul, drivers try new hobbies; QUILTING IN THE CAB.

"Mr. White, who is 6'2" 240lbs ex-Air Force mechanic with a bushy mustache, has hunkered down inside his truck in his many off hours, making quilts from patterns with names like MEET ME IN PARIS. When not sewing he is day dreaming about. He said as he ran a square of yellow cotton with little violets though his machine."

The article went on to say more, it was very interestering. I will try to scan it and post, hope it works.

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Comment by Aili in CT on March 30, 2010 at 6:56pm
I saw that earlier today & posted it on my facebook. I'm glad more and more men are engaging in the craft. I read an article in a magazine about some big bad Harley rider making quilts too. He had started because he needed something to do with his hands when he quit smoking.
Comment by Joana Simmers/GA on March 30, 2010 at 5:26pm
Interesting. I bet Mr. White is wishing he had given a false name, though. Quilting is one thing, but the little violets might get him teased.
Comment by Sharon Reeves on March 30, 2010 at 7:43am
I think that's a great way for them to unwind and have something to do. Remember Rosie Greer, football player, he knitted while flying and in his spare time. He got a few others to do it to. Now, he was also a big man. Isn't it great that men can do this and not be embarrassed? It's wonderful!!!!
Comment by Linda Richards/N. Ontario on March 30, 2010 at 5:34am
How very neat. Maybe Laurie from QWU will meet some of these quilters while she is trucking.
Comment by Carol Wadkins on March 30, 2010 at 4:58am
How great is that!! Good for him, happy to see that he has a wonderful hobby on his "off hours"!!
You go, Mr White!!
Comment by Pam/NY on March 29, 2010 at 7:17pm
That is so cool! Laurie may know him!!!

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