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Thread: Hi From Texas

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    My name is Marci and live in North Texas. I started quilting 12 years ago and have given away almost everything I have finished. Like all of you (I'd venture to bet about a $100,000), I have a lot of unfinished projects and fabric I am saving for that very special quilt. I have nine children (eight boys, one girl, ages 19-6 mos.) and my current NEW project to start is a quilt for my very artsy son, who is turning 15 tomorrow. It is called "Bar Quilt." He picked out all the fabrics himself and also the pattern. Hopfully, I will finish it before he turns 16!

    My mom told me about this board and the newsletter. I am always trying to find more efficient ways to baste quilts and get them actually finished.

    That was a long intro. But brevity is not my strong suit. :-)

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    Hi, fellow Texan! I'm Joy from Rogers. I'm like you and give away most of the quilts I make, either to family or to charities and fundraisers. But wow! With nine kids, it's a wonder you ever find time to quilt at all!

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    Welcome from Houston (Clear Lake). You will love this site and the women here.

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    Hi and welcome from Lubbock (where my home is) and Austin (where my grandson is). Glad to have you with us.

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    Hi and welcome from Ohio. How do you find time to quilt?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalovesquilting
    Hi and welcome from Ohio. How do you find time to quilt?!
    Um, I don't! It's been a few years since I made something. No, wait. Last spring I was pregnant and our associate pastor and his wife had just adopted their first child and I had fabric to make a rag quilt so I made one. It was a "use what you've got" project and it turned out well. Since I was pregnant, and it was an emergency, I managed to find time. My daughter cut out the fabric for me, though. :-)

    Since this time thing is such an issue, it really makes sense to just set it all up and sew for 15 min. here and there. I have my strips cut for this bar quilt thingy but have to cut them into shorter strips of varying lengths. Here is a link to the simple pattern:

    http://pbtex.com/PBTex_WHISpink.pdf

    My plan is to cut them down tonight and start piecing tomorrow and using the "I have five minutes, let's sew" strategy. There is not time in the kinds of blocks I imagine.

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    So glad that you joined us :D:D:D

    That is a great way to get a quilt made...you will have the top done before you know it!!!

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida!! You definitely have your hands full with all your children, but I know your life is enriched from this "brood"!

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    Hello and Welcome from Maryland!

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