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    Junior Member woody1229's Avatar
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    Hi everybody - I have been sewing my whole life, and quilting for the last few years. I did a special sampler quilt for my oldest daughter when she went off to college, using all the 'fabrics of her life' - from all the holiday dresses, Halloween costumes, birthday party favor bags, etc. - that I had collected over the years. She helped me design each square and it was a fabulous labor of love. I made my second large quilt for daughter #2 when she went off to college, but did a coherent design. Now I'm doing a train quilt for my autistic son who is obsessed with trains. I've designed it myself and can't wait to show it to you all. I'm hand-applique-ing many many strips of railroad tracks, so it's taking me a while!

    I work as a script reader in the film industry, and enjoy reading, movies and cooking. Job #1 is taking care of my severely autistic son and advocating for him in school and the community. Quilting is my creative outlet, but no one else I know does it, so I'm glad to join this group!

    Mary B., Woody's mom

    Annie's 'Fabrics of her life' college quilt
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    Kyle's quilt
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    Senior Member mosquitosewgirl's Avatar
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    Wow! And welcome from Northern California!

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    Welcome from Ventura County!!! Your quilts are beautiful, and very special!!!

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    Hi and welcome from Eastern Los Angeles county. Love your quilts and your creativity. Can't wait to see a picture of the train quilt.

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    Power Poster dkabasketlady's Avatar
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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida! It sounds like you have a fantastic job and a very challenging life with your son, but so rewarding. Quilting is my therapy also and I do sew enjoy it. Glad to have you on the board, there's sew many awesome and very helpful people on here.

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    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. I have a mentally handicapped son. He does keep me busy. Your quilts are beautiful. Great job.

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    Your quilts are beautiful.

    Welcome, for North Los Angeles County.

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    Super Member woody's Avatar
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    Hi and welcome from sunny Australia, I'm sure you will love it here.

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    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
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    Welcome from Oklahoma with a Massachusetts accent. So happy you could be here. There is always room for one more quilter.

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario

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