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    Another newbie to the board and quilting

    For my day job, i have really odd (and very long) hours working from home. I'm 55, single, and don't "get out much" because I really don't know many people in my area since I've worked from home for 10 years, and before that, traveled 75% of the time for work.

    Kids are grown, it's just me & the cat. Because of a recent family situation causing me unholy stress, a coworker suggested I start learning to quilt as a relief from a high stress job & family situation. I haven't sewn in years, always wanted to learn quilting, so I thought "Hmmm, OK!"

    That was in February, and I just completed my 1st quilt last night!!!!

    Trying to find quilt classes locally, but they're always during the day. Some of us have to work and can't get to the store before 5 p.m. My first quilt was the Missiouri Star using MODA Mama's Cottage fabric. On Saturday mornings, I DVR every quilt show and watch them through the week. Fons & Porter, Eleanor Burns, and Nancy Z have taught me quite a lot! (unfortunately, some of it learned too late... lol)

    My next quilt is going to be a Pineapple Quilt (Free) for my daughter's birthday in July.
    http://www.ilovetomakequilts.com/201...sew-along.html

    Excited to start learning more!

    nina

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Welcome from Wisconsin. Have fun with your quilting! I learned to quilt through Craftsy.com. I prefer learning in the privacy of my home.

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    Welcome to QB! Have you looked into a quilt guild in your area? Mine meets at night and a lot of the activities are nights or weekends. Besides you'll meet the nicest people at the meetings.
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    Welcome! Quilting is very relaxing for me. It is also addicting. You will love this Quilting Board.
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    Welcome from Missouri! You will find everyone here to be wonderful, supportive and full of amazing advice!

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    Welcome from Maryland and happy quilting! Sounds like you're going to have a lot of fun.

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    Welcome from Tennessee. I'm glad you found the joy in quilting. The pineapple quilt looks nice. I had not seen that one before. Besides the shows you have watched, check out MSQC YouTube

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    Welcome to the boards. I admire your adventurous spirit into the fun world of quilting.

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    Welcome from North Carolina. You've found the right place here. Answers and advice to all questions and great fun. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsews View Post
    Welcome from Tennessee. I'm glad you found the joy in quilting. The pineapple quilt looks nice. I had not seen that one before. Besides the shows you have watched, check out MSQC YouTube
    Confession: Their website is where I bought my fabric, and pattern for the 1st quilt (MIssouri Star). I found them on youtube, and watched the videos and thought "I can do this!" After watching the videos, I bought fabric - and have since spiraled into that dark hole of quiltdom. LOL I think i've already watched most of their videos! hahha! Good stuff!

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    Thank you all for the kind and generous welcomes! Cashs_mom - apparently there is a very large quilting guild in my county!!!! Looking forward to trying it out! Thank you for the suggestion

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    Welcome to this board from a former resident of Bremerton, who has a daughter named Nyna (Nina, originally, but she chose to change it). I do miss riding the ferries in your neck of the woods, but it was too cold for me, so I moved back south, so Welcome from Oregon. : )
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    Welcome from Oklahoma. Glad to have you here.
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    Welcome from SC Texas. So happy you joined us. I find time in my sewing room the most soothing time of the day. I hope it works well for you. Happy quilting.

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    Welcome from a fellow quilter on the "Right Coast." (I'm in Maryland.) LOL Glad you found this hobby. I like the combination of practicality and artistry involved, some math to keep my brain sharp but not enough to panic about.

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    you sound like you are off to a wonderful start. good going. sometimes Guilds or quilt shops meet at night. keep looking out there. and have fun!!

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    Welcome from north central Ohio! I’m glad you joined the Quilting Board. There’s great inspiration and advice here!

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