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Thread: Come out! Come out, whoever you are!!!!!

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    Member showmequilter's Avatar
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    i'm sort of a newbie been quilting for about 3 or 4 years and still do not know all the in's and out's.. i learn somethings each item i make

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    I decided to teach myself to quilt in Jan 2006...so I'm still a real newbie. I don't know how to sew..could barely find the one switch on the old machine I had. I fell so hard that I now own a Bernina and I'm totally obsessed with quilting! I love it AND the people who do it!

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    I'm not a newbie but I just had to say When I started I couldn't sew a straight seam and hated any sort of attempt to be accurate!! So keep on keeping on and you will some day know it ALL!! NOT!

    We never know all the ins and outs that's what makes the journey so rewarding!!!!

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    Kinda new too! I always loved the quilt that was on my mothers bed in the winter. Had strep throat several times every winter and when I was sick I got to spend the day in the "big" bed, snuggled beneath it, picking out the different fabrics that matched grammys aprons or dresses.

    Soooo, in the spring of 2000 I took the plunge and a class. I loved the feel of the fabric, and the mating and interplay of colors. But then life interrupted (went back to college) and didn't have time until after graduation last December. This spring, I started reading Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek series and decided that it was time to get reacquainted with quilting. I am now obsessed and proud of it. My DH the sweet man is sooo supportive. He says he loves to see how happy and excited I get when I am quilting. Because of him I now have a Bernina 440 and there is no end to the possiblilites!

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    I'm as new as my name implies. : ) I just started about two months ago and am near completing a baby (first) quilt. It's a sad story, what brought me to quilting, so I'm holding back - maybe someday. On the bright side, I am finding alot of joy and happiness tempered with the occasional who-knew-I-could-cuss-like-a-sailor moment, in the pursuit of learning to quilt.

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    I'm a newbie , I started quilting 6 years ago and I'm still learning something new all the time, thats why I love this group of quilters they
    are all so friendly and helpful..I started to quilt because I use to watch my mother quilt as a child and I loved finding all my matching doll cloths in her quilts and my own cloths in her quilts as I grew up, so it was because
    of all those sweet memorys that I started to Quilt, I have made two
    Queen size quilts and I off them I gave to my little Sister this year and I'm now working on a Queen size Bluejean Quilt for my Son and a Twin size Bluejean Quilt for my DH..
    Have fun Quilting !!!

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    Growing up my mother had a scrappy feather quilt that had been passed down. Only on the coldest of winter days did she let us get it out to curl up with. I LOVED it.

    Then when I had kids I did a little clothes sewing and small house projects. After the kids were grown I needed an outlet. I always did something. So I started looking into doing miniature dollhouses, which I was always fascinated with.

    I loved quilts too and there was more of an opportunity to pursue that besides I at least had sewing experience.

    I took my first class three years ago. I started one top in class, still not finished. I took another last year and started a sampler, still not finished. Currently working on a HST scrappy. Maybe I'll finish something or maybe I'm "destined" to just start each project????? :lol:

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    Don't know if I'm considered a newbie!!! I made a quilt for each of my 2 children waaaaay back when...they're in their 30s. Then quit -- it was too hard for me to be patient enough to cut those pieces (had to cut out triangles with scissors then!) and to hand quilt. Last year DH bought me a new sewing machine and the only shop near me with fabric is a quilt shop. I made a tote bag and have been going at it ever since! I'm soon to get a quilting machine - longarm from a friend that has upgraded!!!!

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    not sure if most would say I'm a newbie but new to the forum anyway. I was a stay at home mom with my 2 sons and sewed constantly. After they both went to school all day I found a job (full time) and now that I'm an empty nester, (woo hoo!) I'm back to sewing and just starting quilting.
    In July I finished a denim quilt for my son and entered it in the local county fair. Got a blue ribbon for it after almost a years labor....lol My son is absolutely in love with it so I guess it was a job well done. Plus the fact that it is the first quilt that I have ever attempted other than quillows.

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    Hi Everyone,

    First let me say thank you very much for the warm welcome to the group. Everyone here is so wonderfully nice and helpful.

    I'm really new to quilting. I used to sew clothes for the grand kids and when they got older they weren't into home made clothing. I also used to sew household things like drapes. I stopped sewing about 10 years ago, but I missed it and I've always had a desire to make quilts so when a friend of mine told me about 'rag quilts' I thought perfect that way I get my skills back up and learn some of the cutting techniques, etc.

    The first real quilted item I made was a bargello quilt for my dining table. And I must say I was really pleased with it. Every block lined up great. I have sense made a table topper for a friend. Just finished a 59" laptop quilt and have another quilt top ready to go.

    I was using my 25 year old Kenmore and just couldn't get the quilt quilted with it. I did a lot research on machines and purchased a pfaff quilt expression 4.0. I love it, it so great. I never knew machines could so much, lol.

    I also do a lot cross stitching and machine embroidery.

    I shall get my profile filled out shortly, and get some pictures of my quilts.
    I am married, 64 years old and live in Florida.

    Well I guess I rattled on enough.

    A warm welcome to other new quilters and new board members.

    Again thank you and God bless
    Pam


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