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Thread: Hi There!

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    Hi There!

    Hi, my name is Steve and my user name is ssm-QC. I have to admit I've been doing some lurking occasionally.. even made a post or two but never did a formal introduction. I'm not a quilter so I didn't feel I had anything to contribute. I did reply to some inquieries about cutting mats as I know quite a bit the manufacturing end of things. My reason for joining was I work in the factory that makes the QuiltCut fabric system and I wanted to get a better understanding all things quilty I suppose you could say. That would surely help me to better serve quilters I thought. Well I told the owner I wanted to go to Fall Market in Houston because I felt I could do some good for the company. So off I went and I really enjoyed all the people I met. All the beautiful quilts really had an impact on me I hadn't anticipated however.. now I want quilt! It's not like I have don't have plenty of other "irons in the fire" as they say. I write for fly fishing magazines, am a photographer and even a model of sorts in fly fishing besides a day job. Skiing, yoga are some of my other activities. I can barely keep up on those things and I'm taking on a new hobby. I think it's going work out just fine because at work(Alto's) we need to make quilts to understand quilting better help sell our products etc. The owner told me I need to learn sewing techniques that directing relate to quilting. So now I'll get paid to learn to quilt! I ordered Cheryl Falls book Quilting for Dummies because I want to start at the beginning even though I have all kids of "ideas" in my head. I'm exited to get started on my first quilt... but I must warn everybody I'll be asking a few questions.. so thanks in advance for your help

    I've attached a quilt made by great grandma.. it's suppose to be from the late 1800's?
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    Hi Steve,
    Glad to meet you! You have lucked out by finding this site as the people on here are extremely knowledgable and helpful. I love to sew lots of things and quilts are the most fun. I learn something everyday and so will you. Enjoy!

    P.S. I have the QuiltCut system too, hope you give us some tips.

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    I love Grandma's log cabin quilt.

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    Hi SSM-QC! I think you will be the envy of everyone on this board - getting paid to learn to quilt! I"m a newby to quilting too. This board is full of very knowledgeable people willing to answer questions. You will learn a lot here.
    Emily

    A fugitive from the Quilt Police

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    Hi Steve
    I have also been a lurker. I have been quilting for about 3 years and just invested in a long arm quilting machine. I'm really excited. The best how to quilt books I have found (and I wish I had found them when I first started) is Harriet Hargrave's Quilter's Academy series. There are 6 and they take you through a very logical progression, teaching correct techniques, starting with simple blocks and building to the more complicatedon. She gives you different methods to do the same thing, for example 8 ways to make half-square triangles, and you pick the one that you like the best and that works for you. They also teach you to design your own quilts and not rely on kits. I would have saved myself a lot of headaches if I had started out with these. Good luck and happy quilting

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    Hi Steve! Love your grandmother's log cabin quilt! Thanks for sharing it with us. Can't wait to see the quilts you'll make. Happy quilting!

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    Welcome to both of you lurkers!
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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting. that quilt is a real treasure.
    Nancy in western NY

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    Welcome to the board! I think you'll really enjoy being able to get answers to your questions and so quickly. The members here are extra friendly and very helpful.

    On a side note, I believe I'm getting an Altos for my birthday - can't wait to get it set up in the quilt studio!

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    Welcome from Baton Rouge!

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