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Thread: Greetings from Sydney, Australia.

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    Good morning everyone!

    I'm new to quilting, but not the quilting world. My Mum has quilted since before I was born, and since I started quilting last year I've realised how much she taught me without meaning to.

    I'm relatively young (35) compared to most I have met and find that I'm still making my way to my own 'style' when it comes to quilting. I started with traditional piecing, applique and now I'm looking at using different mediums such as fabric paint and paintstiks to add dimension. I love free motion quilting and was lucky enough to do a day class with Helen Godden (the Aussie contingent of three sisters quilter).

    I really just want to meet other quilters, maybe be part of an exchange, but I really want to make friends. I'm an Army wife and often move around so it is hard to make permanent friends. I love the freedom the internet has given me and feel this is the best place as even if I move, I can take you all with me.

    I am a mother of four children, and I am studying a double degree by correspondence. Primary school teaching with a major in English Lit and minor in Sociology. I was a scrapbooker for ten years and moved to the dark side about 18 months ago. I can cuddle a quilt, I can't cuddle an album.

    I have four cats (Mr Mrrow, Gary, Frank the Tank and Peni) and Charley the chihuahua puppy.

    Dawnfire aka Kyliejean

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    Hello and Welcome from Northern Indiana ! Glad you joined us :lol:

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!
    I know about the moving around, my DH served 20 years in the US Navy. I too have 4 children, however I am a little bit older than you. I'll make the big "5 0" this year. My kids are all grown, (21-28)
    Glad to have you here!!!

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    Welcome from coastal South Carolina, USA

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    Welcome from Louisiana. Glad you have joined us.

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    Welcome from arizona, usa. I to am trying to find my own place in this quilt world. I like your idea about introducing more color into your work. I have a thread called (I need help :O) let me know what you think.


    Ray..

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    Hello & Welcome from Oklahoma. Happy to have you. With 4 kids, you are a busy Mom. We have 4 grown kids so I know what it is like. That is what is so neat about quilting...we ea. find our own place or niche. You will too. Looking forward to getting to know you.

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    G'day and a big welcome from Ireland.

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    Hi and welcome from MA.

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario

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    Hi Kyliejean

    Welcome from Canberra, if you ever get posted here look me up, I also have only been quilting for a year or so and the free motion class with Helen Godden is on my to do list, she does classes here in Canberra from time to time.
    You will love this board, there are so many different styles of quilting, I'm sure you will be as inspired as I have.

    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody
    Hi Kyliejean

    Welcome from Canberra, if you ever get posted here look me up, I also have only been quilting for a year or so and the free motion class with Helen Godden is on my to do list, she does classes here in Canberra from time to time.
    You will love this board, there are so many different styles of quilting, I'm sure you will be as inspired as I have.

    Sue


    I don't hear any accent from down under there ladies.
    That's the best part of this board.. We have people from all over the world. I wonder if there's a way to get a list of all of the countries?? 8-)

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    Hello & Welcome From Port Angeles WA :-D

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    Welcome from Southern Illinois. We like the stylin' quilters here, too!

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida!!

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    Welcome from an Army Aviation town in SE Qld.

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    Good Day!!
    Our Pennsylvania Lions will soon be invading your city for the International Convention! I only have 3 cats...the word of the month for the last 3 years has been "no more animals" :lol: I have been making blocks for ladybug and sending them usually to a Tazmania address, are you aware of them? They make quilts for ill children. As we are just starting our Wednesday up here, I have much to do, glad you joined! You will like it!

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    HELLO FROM FLORIDA
    GLAD TO HAVE YOU JOIN US.

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    Oklahoma welcomes you too. I add color to my quiiting with crayons and appliqueing scenes and animals Jolo

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    Hello and Welcome from Alabama,USA. I have relatives in Sydney.Your gonna love it here!

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    hello from Hattiesburg Mississippi USA

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    Welcome from Arizona!!

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    Welcome from Ireland

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