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    Brand new to the game

    Greetings! I'm brand new to this group, and brand new to quilting! I FINISHED my first quilt a few months ago, a lap-sized Slave Quilt. I have an amazing teacher, and she lets me come over on weekends and she walks me through everything step-by-step! I almost finished a 10-minute block quilt (I still have hand-stitch the binding to the other side of it), and yesterday I finished the top of my big animal print quilt. I really need to finish binding the other one, and this one before I start any more, but already I have some patterns lined up to do.

    Why? I live in Florida, and we really don't have much need for quilts....I just love them! I'm too new to even think about giving one away! They're my babies!

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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
    When I lived in south Florida, I used my quilts and afghans all of the time... the a/c chilled me, but I had to run it.
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    A big SHO-ME welcome from the Sho-Me state - Missouri. What is a slave quilt?????
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    Hi and welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from North Carolina! Sounds like you're off to a wonderful start. Glad you're here.

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    welcome from se TX -- quilts are useful with AC too!!
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    Welcome from Louisiana you are in good company here. I quilt because I can I love the whole process!

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    Welcome from Dallas Tx. I hope you have a wonderful time quilting.

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    Another Michigan welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiLu View Post
    What is a slave quilt?????
    Legend has it that quilts were made with different patterns that told slaves heading North on the Underground Railroad information on the safe houses along the way. One might be a quilt of Flying Geese, and the way it was hung on the line or porch was directional. Google it; you'll find the stories fascinating! I did a sampler. It was my first quilt. I hand-tied it. This is just the top before I quilted it. I think you can see Monkey Wrench (tools here), sailboat (water crossing) Jacobs Ladder, Drunkard's Path, Dresden Plate, etc.

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    Here's the quilt top I just finished; now I have to actually quilt it! (I love animal prints!)

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    Welcome from Florida and we DO need quilts here.....because we use the A/C so much!!! Any excuse for a quilt is a good one!!!!
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    Hello, welcome from Oklahoma.
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    Hello, and Welcome to the QB from North Carolina. You'll love it here. Sew glad you could join us.
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    Hi from Florissant, Missouri!

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