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Thread: Finally trying! (warning sort of long)

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    Finally trying! (warning sort of long)

    Hello!

    I sew. You know make curtains, the occasional crafty thing just basic sewing. I'm more into card making and playing with paper. HOWEVER, my mom is quite the quilter and is very good at it! AND, my very dear friend that I used to work with who never sewed in her life bought a Babylock Quilters Choice and within a year traded for the Babylock Symphony and you should see the awesome quilt stuff she makes!

    It all started last fall. I got Mom and my friend together and of course they hit it off right away. We all had the same project to work on a Desdan Plate Poinsetta table topper with coasters from Nancy's Notions. To me that wasn't quite quilting it was one of those "crafty projects". But, I was told the Dresdan Plate thing is actually a quilt tool. Well, I didn't think that qualifies me as a quilter. Fast forward this fall we are all working on a quilt! We each purchased the fatquarter bundle from the local quilt shop (actually I gave mom hers for her Birthday last fall) and were given free instructions on making a quilt. So, we are off an running! We work on it together in steps and if we don't get something done it's "homework" for the next get-together. We got together the past Saturday and I made all my blocks. Yes it's an easy quilt! I have to "square" them (Mom says to) so that is my homework.

    Why did I do it? Take a step to become a quilter? I wanted a connection with my Mom, to learn something valuable from her (not like she hasn't given me all kinds of awesome wisdom) and to do something fun with a friend I adore!

    I have an old Viking that my husband bought me the year before we got married and just two Christmas's past he bought me a Babylock Sophia (embroidery machine). I use Sophia as she is more modern with features like needle down and it has this cool threader thingy that is just awesome! I have trouble with my bifocals and threading the needle! Oh, it even cuts the thread!

    So, I'm sure if I doubt Mom I will be on these boards searching for directions, clues or an occasional "Mom told you so".

    That's my story!
    Take time to smell the flowers, especially the Roses! - my Grandaddy, but I think someone more important. . . .

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    Hi and welcome to the Quilting Board! I enjoyed reading your story. Sounds as if you have 2 great sewing machines. You'll learn so much about quilting here. You'll be an expert quiter before you know it.

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    Hi Rosa and welcome from Michigan!
    This is a great place to learn new sewing and quilting techniques! By the way, what are your favorite things to craft?
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    Hi Rosa and welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from the California desert.
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    Hello and welcome from Southern Louisiana. Glad to have you. Have fun.

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    Hi Rosa and welcome from New York. I have enjoyed your story and wish my DM were alive to do the same with me. Look forward to seeing your quilt.

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    Thank you for all the warm welcomes! I'm a card maker so that is my top-most favorite thing to craft. I also sewed up and actually sold a bunch of those muslin bunnies with clothes that were so popular in the 80's. My Mom and I made a Caboodles calendar with changeable months for our craft rooms. That was like quilting!

    I have searched about on the boards and I know I will be able to supplement my learning here! Thanks!!!
    Take time to smell the flowers, especially the Roses! - my Grandaddy, but I think someone more important. . . .

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    Hello from Ohio!
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    I am so glad you have joined the QB!!! You are already a quilter and just didn't know it!!!! Hope to see some
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    I also enjoyed your story. Welcome to the board from Texas.

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    Hello, and welcome from Michigan!

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    welcome from se TX
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    Love your story and the fact that you became a quilter. Welcome!!!!

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