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    Junior Member evelyn5269's Avatar
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    Quilt Buddies

    Is there anyone in the Sequim WA area that quilts? I am so learning on my own and can really mess the backing up something terrible. Just built a pvc frame which is fabulous but still not doing things right. Cant get the corners right. Sure would like a live person to spend some time with versus books. Pictures are great but you can't talk to them. Port Angeles and even Poulsbo WA would be ok I just could not go there very often but sure need people help.

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    Evelyn in Sequim
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    Sorry Evelyn, I am all the way down in Vancouver WA. Sure hope you find someone local to quilt with. A buddy really helps. Have you checked any local quilt shops to see if they have any UFO sewing times? My local shops all have time slots where you can bring unfinished projects and work on them in a social setting - great way to meet local quilters. Good luck!
    Sheila N.

    When Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, he tried over 2000 experiments before he got it to work. A young reporter asked him how it felt to fail so many times. He said, "I never failed once. I invented the light bulb. It just happened to be a 2000 step process."

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    Hi Evelyn, sure wish that I lived close to you, I don't have a quilting buddy close to me either. I do have a wonderful friend that talk to on the phone everyday and we tell each other what we are doing and if we need help we send a picture to the other one and that helps alot. Maybe you can find a friend that you can talk to on the phone like I do. Happy quilting. Happy Holidays.
    Have a great day, grannyp70

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    I typed Sequim, Washington quilters into search and came up with a few sites, maybe you can find someone close to you through them? http://www.sunbonnetsuequiltclub.org/

    The member list here used to let you search by location, but I can't seem to find that option now, sorry.

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    I grew up in Vancouver, WA. Don't hear to many people from there.

    Evelyn, go on Youtube.com and watch videos this was how I was able to get step by step instructions without having a live person sitting next to me. There are many quilting videos. Missouri Quilt Company is a great one to learn techniques and short cuts.

    Quote Originally Posted by evelyn5269 View Post
    Is there anyone in the Sequim WA area that quilts? I am so learning on my own and can really mess the backing up something terrible. Just built a pvc frame which is fabulous but still not doing things right. Cant get the corners right. Sure would like a live person to spend some time with versus books. Pictures are great but you can't talk to them. Port Angeles and even Poulsbo WA would be ok I just could not go there very often but sure need people help.

    Thanks,
    Evelyn in Sequim

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    Senior Member pinkberrykay's Avatar
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    Shelia, I grew up in Vancouver, WA. Don't hear to many people from there.

    Evelyn, go on Youtube.com and watch videos this was how I was able to get step by step instructions without having a live person sitting next to me. There are many quilting videos. Missouri Quilt Company is a great one to learn techniques and short cuts.

    Quote Originally Posted by evelyn5269 View Post
    Is there anyone in the Sequim WA area that quilts? I am so learning on my own and can really mess the backing up something terrible. Just built a pvc frame which is fabulous but still not doing things right. Cant get the corners right. Sure would like a live person to spend some time with versus books. Pictures are great but you can't talk to them. Port Angeles and even Poulsbo WA would be ok I just could not go there very often but sure need people help.



    Thanks,

    Evelyn in Sequim

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    how are you basting your quilts? even with the pvc frame i think you need to baste well before loading to avoid wrinkles- wonky backs. i always hand baste- i don't like dealing with the pins but others use pins every 4" in a grid .
    i hope you find someone. is there a local quilt shop? stop in and ask about a local guild-or sewing group- some of the shops have (free) sewing day's where you can go in and sit with other ladies and work on your projects- nice to have the company and lots of free advice.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    Wow, you guys are good at searching things, I would not have thought to do that.
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