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Old 05-12-2020, 08:55 AM
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Default Hello from Boston!

Hi all. I am a long-time quilter living in the Boston area. I've been lurking on this Board and decided to "come out" and play! I learned to sew (garments) from my mom. She never quilted and I taught myself in the 80s with the help of Eleanor Burns' Quilt-in-a-Day books. Now I alternate between garment sewing (used to be corporate clothes for work, now casual tops (mostly) in retirement) and quilting. I've discovered that while I like the piecing fine, I love the quilting more, especially hand quilting, which I thought I would like.

My DS got married a couple of years ago and at a "meet-the-parents" dinner, her mother and I instantly became BFFs. She lives on the west coast and we've gotten together a few times and quilt-sewing our brains out. I got her into quilting and she took off with it and is having a great time. My last visit was this last January and I got home just as the Covid crisis was exploding. I came home with my baby quilt top completed for my newest grandchild, born a month ago.

So I'm hunkered down at home just like everyone else. You guys have inspired me to get my groove on and start sewing/quilting again so here I am! Looking forward to interacting with you all.

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Old 05-12-2020, 10:21 AM
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Welcome aboard the QB!! I look forward to seeing a whole lot of you here in these parts. I want to see this quilt for the new grand baby! Like you I started quilting back in the 80's with a vengeance compliments of Eleanor Burns QIAD on public tv. I never looked back. After this virus stuff is done and we have a bit of safe freedom again, you may want to consider a guild to give you a bit more quilting fun. There are a lot of great folks here at all different levels and so much fun! Again welcome to the QB!
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Old 05-12-2020, 10:24 AM
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Welcome from Ontario, Canada. A good time to get back to quilting!👍
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Old 05-12-2020, 10:39 AM
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So happy for you to come out with your first post! I've gotten more than one idea/project from Eleanor over the years. I'm waving from Seattle -- if we both got on I-90 and headed for the opposite coast we would meet somewhere in the middle. I should check where that is, just in case!

I'm a dedicated piecer and meh quilter. I really admire all of you who do hand work.

The next big step after posting is pictures -- if you lurk you know we love pictures. I've been on the internet a long time but posting pictures for potential criticism was hard for me at first. Nowadays though, I honestly get more out of showing the problems I encounter and how I manage to get out of them.

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Old 05-12-2020, 10:46 AM
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Here is the baby quilt which I call the Crocodile Quilt. I added the rhyme in the bottom right corner
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Old 05-12-2020, 10:50 AM
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Oh yay you! That is fantastic fun and the quilting really enhances it. That's the part I miss, I can stick stuff together ok but I feel I swing and miss on the enhancing side of things.
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Old 05-12-2020, 12:50 PM
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Welcome to the QB and happy quilting
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Old 05-12-2020, 04:14 PM
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Welcome from just north of you in Maine. Love the alligator quilt, how adorable. Looking forward to seeing your quilts and sharing the love of quilting.
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Old 05-12-2020, 04:52 PM
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Now that is one cute baby quilt! Welcome to the quilting board from Southern Indiana! Hope to see more pictures too!
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Old 05-13-2020, 01:54 AM
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Welcome to the board from New Hampshire. I'm glad you found us.
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