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    I am 87 and have been quilting non stop for the past seven years. Bill and I had been married for 60 years when he was taken by pancreatic cancer. I was lost! Some friends encouraged me to join our Rec. Center, and Red Hats. My first trip with them was to the Texas State Fair where I watched a demon of the Viking embroider machine. That was all I needed to see, I bought one on the spot and brought it home and I haven't stopped. I have about 47 ggrand kids and announcements of more to come. I really have lost track of just how many because my grandkids can't figure out what causes it. I love them and love making quilts for them.

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    Welcome from Montana. This is the greatest board to belong to. Lots and Lots of nice people.

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    Welcome to the board ggram87
    Be careful - this board can be addicting. You will find the nicest most encouraging and supportive people who love all thing quilty.
    You may soon fine that you are on the board so much that you won't get much quilting done :-D

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    Welcome from Minnesota. Would love to see some of your work.

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    Welcome from Germany! I'm sure you will love this board.

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    Welcome from Oklahoma! Lucky you to have so many Grandchildren.

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    welcome from the northwoods.quilting,embroidery and sewing is such great fun and a great way to make special gifts.

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    Hi from Ohio!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggram87
    I am 87 and have been quilting non stop for the past seven years. Bill and I had been married for 60 years when he was taken by pancreatic cancer. I was lost! Some friends encouraged me to join our Rec. Center, and Red Hats. My first trip with them was to the Texas State Fair where I watched a demon of the Viking embroider machine. That was all I needed to see, I bought one on the spot and brought it home and I haven't stopped. I have about 47 ggrand kids and announcements of more to come. I really have lost track of just how many because my grandkids can't figure out what causes it. I love them and love making quilts for them.
    Welcome to the board ggram87. I am sorry for the loss of your husband and glad to hear you have found something to fill your days and bring you pleasure. Being 87 years old with 47 grandchildren, you bring much wisdom, and you will be a blessing to this board. I hope you come here often.

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    Welcome from New York state! Look forward to seeing your work!

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    Ggram87,

    Welcome from Dallas! If you went to the Texas State Fair, I am guessing that you must be from around these here parts, Partner. Today is the last day of the Fair and I haven't even been this year -- planned to go but I've been sick. Welcome to the Message Board. We need to hear from quilters who have been at it for 7 years. I'm so glad that at 87 y.o., you are able to quilt. My own mother is 85 and her arthritis is so bad that she can no longer do any handcrafts, and she was such a good knitter. You are blessed!

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    Hello and welcome from Fort Worth.

    You sound like a fiesty lady. I want to be just like you when I grow up.

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    Hi and welcome from western Nevada! :thumbup:

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    Welcome from Washington!

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    Welcome from Oklahoma! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnesewta-sam
    Welcome from Minnesota. Would love to see some of your work.
    Ditto, & welcome from Western Australia

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    Welcome, My Mom is 82 and I hoped she would start sewing again and find the quliting bug, but she hasnt. Im so proud of you for your passion and all your grand kids. I hope you get to see them often.

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    Welcome to the board,ggram87.You will love it here,so many very nice people and help galore. We have a lot in common.
    I lost my DH in 1985 and have been spending my time mostly quilting for the last few years. I had 8 children have
    21 grandchildren,29 great grand children and 9 great great grand children. Again,welcome.

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    Hi and welcome from Rhode Island

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    Very lucky grandchildren. And it sounds like they are keeping you busy.

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    WOW, that's a lot of grandkids! You are so very fortunate! Welcome from Louisiana!

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    Welcome from Washington. You're going to love this board. It does become addictting and hard to get off the computer. There is always something new to learn through this board. Enjoy !

    Can't wait to see pictures of your quilts.

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    Hello and welcome from central Alabama.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!!

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    Welcome from Lexington,KY! I'm looking forward to seeing all the quilts you've been making. I'm still just a grandma, but we keep nagging at the eldest to get busy. Of course, we want him to get married first!LOL

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