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    Hello from abroad

    Hello all, while doing research for my latest and huget quilt project I found you and I am full of hope I can learn a lot from you all here.

    My name is Marion, I live in Southern Germany and Im married to an American.

    I used to do a lot of cross stitching on clothes earlier but when my hubby and I visited the biathlon world cups in Northern Maine in 2011 our guest mother showed me the world of quilting and I instantly fall in love with it. Whe gave me some of her magazines to take home with me and learn from them and we bought some fabrics, so back home I got me a sewing machine and started quilting my first quilt. Made a lot of mistakes but learned from them.

    Last year I got a new sewing machine from my hubby - a Brother Innov-is 350 SE.

    Meanwhile I finished 4 quilts - more the less easier ones and last week I started cutting the fabrics for my newest, biggest and hardest project - a bedcover for hubby and me that we found in one of the magazines - its in the colors of the American Flag and hubby fell in love with it. To match to our bed I have to do the quilt twice and connect them with a blue fabric in the end when I did all the quilting. I plan to be ready in 3 years, because I work fulltime and only be able to work on the quilt now and then.

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    Welcome. You will find all the quilting information you could ever want right here on the board from our friendly ladies and gentlemen.

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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Welcome Marion, from Western New York. You will love and learn so much here.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Welcome to the board from Indiana!
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    Hi Marion, and welcome to the board from Washington state, USA!
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    Hello Marion, welcome from northern California, USA! You will enjoy it here!
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    Welcome to the board - from South Dakota. You will learn a lot from this board. Enjoy your new hobby.

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    Welcome from Adrian, MI USA

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    Hello Marion and welcome from Australia.

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    Howdy....from the Heart of Texas!

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Hello and welcome from New York. I also enjoy doing Counted Cross stitch when the mood hits!!
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    Welcome Marion from New York. You have found the most wonderful place for ideas, tutorials/help and friends.
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    Welcome from Oregon state. The marvelous thing about this Board is that if you have a question someone has an answer.

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    wow -- welcome from se Texas
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    Thank you all so much for your warm welcome - Im overwhelmed.

    Meanwhile I found out how to upload pics and here are some of my
    quilts I wrote about.

    this was my first quilt:

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    here a detail of the quilting I did in each corner:

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    But I made a lot of mistakes and I was too economical for an adequate seam allowance, thought I would save fabric - now I know much better !!! Yeah, you have to make mistakes so you can learn from them

    afterwards I did a memory quilt for my dad with important dates, events and hobbies of his life - I painted them with colors for painting fabrics:
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    here a detail - that marks when my hubby came into our life

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    and here my latest work - a quilt and a matching pillow for our godchild:

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    I also made some mug rugs and some potholders.

    For all quilts I didnt use any instructions; for my new project it will be the first time I have to follow exactly the instruction a huge challenge for me.

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    Welcome Marion from Paris. Both very far from USA, but we have found the most wonderful place for ideas, tutorials/help and friends.

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    Hello Marion, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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