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Thread: Hello - new member previously from IL and now FL

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    My name is Patty and although I've been lurking on the board for about a month, decided it was time to register so I can participate too. Born and raised in IL and spent 29 years in the LaSalle/Peru area. Husband retired and we relocated to the Villages, FL in Aug. 2005 and we love it here. Our priorities in the move were golf for hubby, water aerobics and quilting for me and there is plenty of everything else here as well. Self taught quilter beginning the year we were married in 1963 until now. My avatar is the very first quilt started and took me 38 years to complete as I had a lot of learning to do but also did a lot of other quilts in between. Love all of the quilts I've done but this is special to me for some odd reason. My quilts tend to go to our 2 children and the 7 grandchildren we have between them. We welcomed our son in law and daughter in law into the family with one of my special hand made quilts. Each grandchild came home from the hospital wrapped in a Grammy quilt and each now has a recently finished twin quilt for their beds. I machine piece (not too fond of the repairs needed to the 2 hand pieced quilts I did) and hand quilt although I'm now learning how to do some machine quilting - just because. Just bought a new Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0 and love it. I hear I'm unique in that I don't use a frame or hoop to quilt but I do pin baste and then hand baste 2 inches apart in both directions. My quilts are very portable and go with me to our chapter meetings and another sewing group I belong to. Have been enjoying lurking on this board.

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    Hi Patty,
    Welcome,
    You will really feel welcome here and can learn alot. Everyone is very helpful with questions. I don't post alot but I try to when I have time.

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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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    Jacee,
    Thank you Jacee. I've already learned a lot during my lurking days and look forward to learning more.

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    Thank you Gayle. Think I'll enjoy being here.

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    Hi and welcome

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    Welcome to the board, waving from Indiana, USA.

    You will love this board # 1 on the internet in my opinion. If you have any ? please post a message and I am sure someone will be able to help you.

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

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    Hi and welcome from Lakeland, FL., the sunny and warm state, huh?

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    Hello, and welcome from OKlahoma.

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