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Thread: Hi From California

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    TJDesigns's Avatar
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    Well i've been reading and looking at all the beautiful quilts that I thought it time to say Hi. I am originally from Alameda, California. Lived there for 48 years, then moved to a small town in Nevada called Yerington. Only 3200 people lived in this town. Its about an hour south east of Carson City the closest large city. This is where I began quilting. A few ladies at the county office where i was working were bringing in quilts that they made and I thought I can do that. So my first quilt was for our youngest daughters high school graduation. It was a flannel rag quilt with a heart design in the middle. After that it was no stopping me. I have 3 children and 2 grandkids and now everyone has at least 1 quilt. They love them. I also started making purses and all the girls have at least 2. Now everyone that see them wants one to even strangers at the quilt shops and joann's ask for one. Well i made alot of them before christmas and was able to enjoy a nice christmas with the extra money. I have been unemployed since June of 2009 and my husband is 100% disabled with SSDI and VA as our only income so making a few extra $$ was great and I was doing something I have fell in love with. We just moved back to California in March 2010 to be closer to our kids. I really miss the snow in the winter and I hate the rain here. Well enough said I will post some of my quilts from time to time since I have quite a few. But here is my first quilt.

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    My first Quilt a Flannel Rag Quilt (Front) Sorry dont know how to turn them
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    Welcome from Ireland. Beautiful quilt

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario.

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    Hello and welcome from Germany!

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    Welcome back to California. I live close to where you used to live. It has been freezing in the Bay Area. I don't remember it EVER being this cold here.

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    Thank You

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D
    Love your raggy quilt!!

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!

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    Oh I forgot to mention that my first quilt was finished June 2008. So I consider myself a newbie. I have made a OBW and several quilts with my own design. This place is great and over the past several weeks I have learned alot just by reading all the post. Happy to be here.

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    TJ-welcome to the board, I used to live in the Bay Area, Fremont so I wasn't too far from where you are now. My grandfather used to live in Yerrington. When we were small we would visit there and all I could remember was the big ant hills that we would count! There wasn't very much to do-it was hot and he lived in a single wide mobile home! The kids were always outside because too many adults in the house.

    You will have lots of fun here but be very carefull you will become addicted very fast!

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