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Thread: Jackie From Alabama

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    Jackie From Alabama

    I am very new to quilting. I truly got into it because I bought a new embroidery machine. I went into the sewing machine store to buy just a good straight sewing machine. Well, true to form, I got suckered into the embroidery machine section. I ended up buying a machine on a same as cash basis. The rest is history.
    I wanted to buy the machine because I had a cross stitch project that I wanted to make into a quilt. I'd even gone as far as taking quilting lessons 5 year prior (2007) as a learning curve to the quilt. I made a table runner in the classes. Then I had to finish my cross stitch squares - it was a teddy bear alphabet. Between horses and my husband's illnesses therefore requiring my attention, the cross stitch and quilting took a back seat.
    In the beginning of this year, after finishing the cross stitch squares, I got serious about finishing it. I finally finished it in May of this year after getting my embroidery machine that also does regular sewing - magnificently I might add.
    From there, I did all kinds of quilt squares and sent my first machine embroidery quilt to a long time friend of mine in Vermont. I've learned how to do the stabilizing backing much better since then. I've met a friend who is an expert in quilting and machine embroidery. I am in every true sense addicted as anyone could be. My mind keeps swirling with ideas.
    I'll post pictures in the picture section. Happy quilting everyone !

    Jackie in Alabama

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Hi Jackie and welcome from New Hampshire
    Hope your husband is well now.

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    Welcome from Western New York.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Thanks but he passed away in February of 2009 at age 96. Still too soon no matter how old they are. I've been to Keene ! I used to ski in Vermont. I could see Manadnock (spelling) from where we skied as kids.

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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Hello Jackie and welcome from the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
    Nancy in western NY

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    Hi I'm from Co and want to welcome to the group. I am new to the embroider on the machine too, Why I bought one when I enjoy hand embroider so much I will never figure it out. LOL
    Jo

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    Welcome Jackie from Connecticut
    Last edited by lighthouse; 10-21-2012 at 12:55 PM.

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