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Thread: New quilter in Cali

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am Lisa and I first became interested in quilting in 2008 when a friend and co-worker was diagnosed with cancer. A couple of ladies I work with got together to make her a "chemo quilt" that she could take with her to her chemotherapy appointments (we are nurses) and they invited me to take part. That was the beginning of the end for me! LOL! I have since just purchased a beautiful Bernina 440 sewing machine, went to my first quilt show (Road to California), and discovered while preparing my taxes that I spent nearly a thousand dollars on fabric in 2009! I think it's safe to say that I am addicted to fabric and quilting, but I have yet to complete my first quilt. I am working on it, though, as I have a friend who is having a baby this Summer and I want to give her my first quilt.

    I love this board and I am learning from all of your posts!

    Lisa
    (Lakewood, Cali)

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    Welcome aboard and I think we all learn something everytime we come to the boards.

    Barb

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. It's easy to spend lots on fabric (especially when you are addicted like us.) :lol: :lol: :lol: Glad to have you here.

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    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
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    Welcome from Oklahoma. So glad you could join us

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    Super Member Mamaskeeto's Avatar
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    Welcome from Florissant, MO!

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    Power Poster cjomomma's Avatar
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    Hi Lisa and welcome from murray, ky. a former cali native myself

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!
    I think I (more likely my husband) would have a heart attack if I figured out exactly how much money I spent on fabric last year. I'm not going there....

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    welcome i don't want to know what i spent??? and still am we are enablers and we love it

    mema

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    Howdy from Arkansas! :D

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario

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