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Thread: Fresh outta Boston!

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    Fresh outta Boston!

    Hello. I recently joined this wonderful board. Sew excited!

    I have never sewn before, except a little work on the beginnings of a cathedral windows quilt by hand. I do a fair amount of knitting, but never thought I would be interested in sewing.

    Well, a few years ago, I fell ill and was forced to leave my profession. I moved (home) to Boston for the great free MA health care. For a time I was homeless, but I am now on disability and in housing. Thank goodness. Anyhoo - the point of sharing that - there is a local women's shelter that was very helpful to me. They offer art classes FOR FREE! I recently went to the art room to pick up some yarn, and a quilting class was just beginning. They asked if I would like to join and I did on a whim. Well, now I am hooked!

    In the class, we are making a batik lap quilt. Love it! Then, best of all, Santa came early with a Brother xr1300 (costco)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Weeee. I went to Joann's and picked up a cutting mat, rotary cutter, ruler and some on-sale christmas fabric. Made a small tree skirt - all on my own!

    I was reading on a fb quilting page and found out about the craftsy free BOM class. How cool is that??? So, I picked up some fabric at a discount fabric store and off I went! 6 blocks done, 14 to go. Yeay me!

    I posted some photo's of my progress on fb and a widower friend recommended this site. His wife was a member here. I love this site!!! So addictive. The only problem - I am not getting any sewing done now that I have found you all. LOL.

    Anyhow, sorry for the long intro, but that is how I arrived at this point. Thank you all for the invaluable information you share!
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    I would say you have been bitten by the quilt bug! Welcome and ask away, someone will chime in with the answers. I'm a bit Nawth of you.

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. You have done a super job on your quilty things.

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    Hello! Welcome from Washington state!

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    Welcome aboard the Board from neighboring (almost) Vermont. Glad you found us and glad you joined the sisterhood (with a few brothers thrown in) of quilting!
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    Hello, and welcome to the board! Your quilty projects are lovely!
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    Welcome to the forum from Adrian, MI

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    great looking quilts!! welcome from se TX
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    Hello, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    Love your projects.....beautiful Welcome to the Quilting Board from Louisiana!

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    Wow, you've accomplished some beautiful work for a newbe. Welcome to the board - I grew up near in a small town in Mass. right next to Hudson,NH. Welcome home too
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    Hi from Ohio!!! You have some great looking quilts!
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    Hello AndysC!
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    WOW! You've come a long way! I always say we get stronger and wiser by going through hard times! And it builds character, too! Your projects looks wonderful!
    Happy quilting!

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    Welcome from Ireland. Your work is beautiful.
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    Welcome to the QB from North Carolina . Glad you could join us. Great quilts / blocks....keep up the good work.

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    Hello and welcome from an Iowa girl--a brave soul for starting with cathedral windows!!WTG
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    Welcome from Texas - Nice work!
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    wow- look at you go! I'm a noob, too, and just north of you in NH. The quilters here are SO wonderfully friendly and helpful; I haven't been here long, but already love the atmosphere. Welcome to the forum from another newbie!

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