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Thread: Another Alaskan Girl.. Hello All

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    Red face Another Alaskan Girl.. Hello All

    I loved coming into this introduce yourself part and seeing another person from Alaska. I have lived in this state off and on since 1998 and I absolutely love it. I currently live on Kodiak Island with my wonderful family. I dabbled in quilting about 20 years ago; I started on my first quilt and received lessons from a very wonderful friend in New York. After I joined the Military it did get put into a box and pretty much moved along with me until last year. I finally spoke with a local gal and asked her if she could quilt (this Hot Mess of a quilt that obviously had one too many types of fabrics they should have not gone together). She told me to fix a few things and yes she would do it for me. When I got this quilt back it stayed in the bag for about another year. Mother’s day of the same year I left to visit family and they decided to give me a craft room and this is when my love again for sewing turned around.

    January of 2014 I took it upon myself to make a goal for myself so I didn’t feel like this room my children really wanted to give me didn’t go to waste. The goal was to finish EVERY project I started from the last 20 years no excuses. Well I am well on my way because I finished a large quilt for my husband’s mother (started 3 years ago), My 20 Year old quilt did get its binding and is currently on my bed , and have finished several others I started and finished. I am addicted to quilting and giving them to my family that my room is now to small so I need a larger one .

    Sorry such a long story just excited to find this Quilting Board and meet such great people.

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    Welcome from Ohio!
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    Welcome from Canada! Sounds like you came to the right place!

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    Welcome from Nevada.

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    a warm welcome from western Ky. used to live and teach quilting in Anchorage for 5 years, so beautiful up north!
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    Thanks for the warm welcome! Leaha I wished I lived in a place that taught classes living on the island makes it hard. But I'm always teaching myself and trying new things and excited to talk to people about it.

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    Welcome aboard The Board from Vermont and occasionally from Soldotna, Alaska!
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    Hello from Seward, AK! Have fun with your quilting, and if you need resources, there's a group called the Kodiak Bear Paw Quilters. They have a web page and a Facebook presence, so that might be a group to get to know. It's nice to have fellow quilters around - we all speak the same language!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia View Post
    Welcome aboard The Board from Vermont and occasionally from Soldotna, Alaska!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SooBDo View Post
    Hello from Seward, AK! Have fun with your quilting, and if you need resources, there's a group called the Kodiak Bear Paw Quilters. They have a web page and a Facebook presence, so that might be a group to get to know. It's nice to have fellow quilters around - we all speak the same language!
    Thank you SooBDO, I do love my community and we have some very talented ladies here. Sometimes its a bit overwhelming and I have to admit intimidating at times. I plan on going to the Quilt Guild next month because I have a friend who is very experienced and she promised to hold my hand . We also have so many avenues since we have technology to show others our talents or to ask for help but I find myself a bit of a home body when I dont have to work or tend my garden lol. I am slowly coming out of my comfort zone and reaching out. Thanks for such a warm welcome all.

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    Welcome to the board from NE Ohio.

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