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Thread: Hello from DeKalb Illinois

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    Super Member BonniFeltz's Avatar
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    I just joined up today and already love this site. I just graduated from college with my bachelor of general studies degree and will be 54 in July. It's time that I start to look at some of my other favorites since I decided that I won't take anymore college classes for a year. Have to fill up that time in between work and bed somehow, right?

    I live in DeKalb, IL which is the home of Northern Illinois University. Not only do I love it since I am now an alumni, but it is also where I work so that means it helps support habits like crafting. I just bought this year a sears confidence quilter and did a wall hanging. I'm not good at quilting and usually do a cheaters cloth but since *I* like it and the people who I gave it to seem to like it, then it's ok I guess.

    I want to learn how to do other quilts especially applique since I can carry the projects with me to work, etc.

    Anything else you want to know just ask. I might post some pix of projects I've "muddled" through sometime.

    Bonni

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    Junior Member cindyjean's Avatar
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    Hello Bonnie. Nice to meet you. Post your pic's. Would love to see them. Applique's are fun!!!

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    Welcome from Wisconsin!

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    Super Member BonniFeltz's Avatar
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    I will as soon as I find them again and then figure out how to post them. :)

    My first quilt is one that I actually finished for my grandmother. I ran across some cross stitched quilt blocks from grandma after she died. She had cross stitched them when she was in her 80s and at best guess, around 85. I put it together and had to add some squares (plain) and took my mother with me shopping for the colors. Then on mom's 85th birthday I presented her with the quilt. Mom is now 90 and in a nursing home and the quilt is back with me since she was afraid it would be stolen.

    I have to give the DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center (the nursing home) credit. They put quilts up on their walls to help decorate the place and also have some residence that meet to help make them.

    If you'd like to see some of their quilts you can go to my Fotki site and look at them - http://public.fotki.com/bonni56/dcnrc-quilts-12410/

    Feel free to look around the site.

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    Power Poster erstan947's Avatar
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    Welcome from Louisiana

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!

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    Power Poster amma's Avatar
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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D
    Quilting is quilting...cheater panels count too!!! :D:D:D

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. Glad to have you here.

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    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
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    Hello and Welcome from Northern Indiana ! Glad you joined us :lol:

    And remember we all had to start somewhere when we first took up quilting :lol: Would love to see some of your work

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    Super Member topper1's Avatar
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    Ive been to Dekalb before, really pretty in that town. keep up work quilt til u drop. ha

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