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Thread: South Dakota Newbie here!

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    South Dakota Newbie here!

    Hello all!

    I am a 28 year old single guy from South Dakota. Grandma and her sister have made the whole family a few quilts that I truly cherish. I have dabbled in sewing in-so-much that I have put a button back on or put a patch on (and a pretty ugly patch at that!)... Anyway, I got it in my head that I want to hand sew a quilt so I joined up here to start my journey!

    I know grandma could probably teach me to do this, but she lives an hour drive away and I would kind of like to surprise her! ha!

    Enough of my ramblings! I am still trying to figure out what equipment I need and kinda where to start this journey.... So if'n ya'll have any suggestions, tips or resources for a novice quilter I would sure appreciate them!

    Thanks!
    k

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    Welcome k waving from Ohio, dh and I were in SD for about a year a loooong time ago. My suggestion is if there is a quilt shop anywhere near you, it might be worthwhile to at least take an introduction to quilting class. You know the phrase "a picture is worth a thousand words" having someone show you the basics might be worth the effort. That being said this board is a wealth of knowledge, help and friendship, and even though women are in the majority there are men on here who quilt too. Good luck with your projects and I hope you will post pictures of them! And when you surprise your grandma, I hope you will introduce her to the board too.

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    welcome grew up in south dakota

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    Hi from Ohio! Check some books also!
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    Welcome from OK !
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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Chech in with local churches abd you'll probably find lots of help in their quilting circles. Also ask where you can buy fabric. Welcome and enjoy.

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    Hello and welcome from Kentucky! If you are going to make one my hand try Grandmothers Flower Garden. It is beautiful and fairly easy.
    Pam Riggs

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    Hello k and welcome from NE Ohio. I'm sure grandma will be one proud lady. Good luck and glad you joined us on the board.

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    Well, thanks for the warm welcome!

    The cloest quilting shop is at least 50 miles away... Not sure if they do classes, but if they have a weekend thing I might be able to make that work. I am more of a hands on guy so just getting my hands on it and experimenting is my plan! ha!

    I see there are many books, but not completely sure which ones are considered the best for someone that knows virtually nothing and has no interest in a sewing machine! Any suggestions?

    The town I live in has a population of about 600. I am not even sure any of the church's have a quilting club, but I will have to ask around to see what I can find. Thanks for the idea/advice!

    I have yet to get to the 'big city' to get equipment so everything is kind of on hold for the moment...

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