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Thread: Hello from N. Cal!!

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    Senior Member LLWinston44's Avatar
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    Hello all!!!!

    I've just started quilting for a couple reasons. One is my oldest son is 21 and in the Marines, my middle child, my daughter, is 18 and in college, and our surprise blessing, our 9 year old son is in school all day. I have a muscular disability that limits me in many things. I had been sitting around feeling sorry for myself for weeks feeling like I had no purpose in life, when Enough Already with Peter Walsh came on. There was a woman who needed her house decluttered because it was FILLED with fabric!! She makes quilts for Quilts of Valor and immediately I thought.... I can do that!!!!! One of my 'surrogate sons' is also in the Marines with my son, but at that time he was in Afghanistan with the now famous 3/5 Darkhorse. They lost a LOT of me, and had even more injured. I finally found a purpose again!!
    So, I've slowly been learning how to make a quilt. I've made one full one, have one waiting to be quilted, and one I'm almost finished piecing.
    I'm in love with it!!! Just getting started, but loving it for sure. Glad to have found this board!! :o)

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

    Quilts of Valor is a wonderful, wonderful program!!
    I have a daughter in the Army Reserves a son in the Navy and my DH is retired Navy. Serving the military community is close to my heart!

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    Super Member jljack's Avatar
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    Good for you!! There is a purpose in life...we just have to discover it.

    Hope you find friends here...everyone is so helpful.

    Waving from Bakersfield, CA!! :-)

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D
    Bless your heart!!

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. Glad to have you here. What a wonderful program to get involved with

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    Welcome from central Florida. So glad you found a happy way to "re-purpose" your life!

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    Hello and welcome from Minnesota!
    Happy to hear you enjoy quilting!
    This is a great place to be!

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    Welcome from Michigan.:)

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    Hi and welcome to the board from Southern California! So glad quilting has given you a new lease on life-it has a way to continually lift spirits, especially when needed the most. Looking forward to seeing some of the projects you do!

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    Senior Member MissSandra's Avatar
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    Welcome to the board, I'm in NY now but I dream of comming back to CA, my family is in sonoma county

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