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Donnie from Western North Carolina.

Old 10-15-2018, 03:21 PM
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Hello all,

My name is Donnie. I am a 40 year old guy just starting to learn to quilt. My great-grandmother used to quilt. She made beautiful quilts. When she died, I was given one of her quilts. It has been on my bed for years and years and is almost worn out now. I decided to learn how to quilt so I could make a replacement. I learned that I really enjoy it. And, I really enjoy the weird looks I get in the fabric shops when the workers realize I'm shopping for myself, lol.
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:56 PM
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Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:00 PM
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:11 PM
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Hi and welcome from the Piedmont of NC!! You've come to the right place to get all of your questions answered! And, there are several men here also. Enjoy!!
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:03 PM
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Hello dudequilter and welcome! From Hillsboro, Oregon
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:42 PM
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Welcome from South Louisiana. Guys make wonderful quilters. Hope you enjoy your new hobby. My hubby will sew upholstery for just about anything but hasn't developed a desire to learn quilting yet.... I'm still working on him.
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:58 AM
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:35 AM
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Welcome from Alaska!
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:09 AM
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Welcome from Oklahoma. It is nice to see guys interested in creating with us.
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:09 AM
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Howdy Dude, glad to have you aboard. You are in the minority but not alone in being a guy quilter. I've already shared the story (here recently in the intros even) about a friend of mine who's family was having tough times. He had to leave his job and home in Alaska to return to the east coast to keep the family and farm together. As he was there, out of work, so poor and with time on his hands and cold he started thinking about the trunks of old clothes in the attic and that if I could quilt, so could he. Maybe not so flattering to me, but he started cutting up those old clothes and putting them together and has been quilting away for some 30 years now.

I first started quilting as a senior in high school, I don't come from a quilting tradition it was just something I wanted to do. At first I was rather intimidated by the "little old quilting ladies" that I have now become. I've found over the years that in general, some of the nicest people I know do handcrafts. We come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and genders and represent all sorts of belief systems. Of course, there are a lot of more problematic personality types as well

Enjoy us and your hobby and this board, it's a nice place to visit and become inspired.
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