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Greeting from Michigan

Old 02-08-2021, 02:00 PM
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Hello,
My name is Chip, and I am new to the board and newish to sewing. A couple of buddies and I started a sewing circle (the whiskey stitchers) with a shared machine, a Sailrite LSZ-1. We started sewing to repair sails, do canvas work and make cushions. I picked up a Singer 401a because I was interested in teaching myself free motion embroidery, and it is a beautiful machine. Along with being an educator, I am a sculptor, working primarily in welded steel in conjunction with carved wood and ceramics. This new endeavor promises all kinds of new creative problems to solve. I look forward to gleaning the expertise of the board when it comes to machine maintenance and adjustment. I thank you in advance for your support and shared knowledge.
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Old 02-08-2021, 02:15 PM
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Welcome from Ontario, Canada. You can’t beat some of the vintage machines for reliability.
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Old 02-08-2021, 06:06 PM
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Welcome from Alanson, Michigan.
my son ( in Lexington, Ky ) started playing around with his sewing machine early this year when he lost his job due to the pandemic. He has had a blast creating original quilts and is now doing some really cool thread painting. I hope you enjoy the journey and try many things as you experiment. Lots of encouragement and inspiration around this board.
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Old 02-08-2021, 07:47 PM
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Welcome from Hudsonville MI with a detour in CO right now. I try to visit each year & get my fix. Lots of knowledge here.
Enjoy your new hobby.
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Old 02-09-2021, 04:33 AM
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Welcome from Oxford, Michigan!
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Old 02-09-2021, 05:24 AM
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welcome from Illinois. You have found the right spot for sure!
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Old 02-09-2021, 09:12 AM
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Welcome to the QB from Waterford Michigan! There are so many people with so many different sewing skills here. I wouldn't be able to begin to sort through them all. There are a lot of people that can answer question or just help you along. There are a good number of guys on this board. Again welcome to the QB!
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Old 02-09-2021, 09:24 AM
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Welcome from the forest of Central Oregon.

I was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. My Sister, an Uncle and several cousins live in the Kalamazoo area.
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Old 02-09-2021, 12:32 PM
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Thank you for the warm welcome! It seems that the Great Lakes Basin is well represented here. Being new to fiber arts is a mixed blessing, I'm still unaware of which rules I can break, which rules I can bend and which rules are necessary for appropriate craftsmanship. As of now I do not have much to offer, unless it's related to installing 800 lb. sculptures, steel patinas or non-traditional ceramic firing techniques. I love K-zoo, btw!
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Old 02-09-2021, 12:49 PM
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Welcome from Southern California. I look forward to seeing and hearing more of your creativity.
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