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Thread: Hello from California!

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    Hello from California!

    I've been lurking here since February, and decided it was time to complete my profile and introduce myself! I've been quilting since the early 1970s. My first quilt was a crazy quilt pieced together on an antique treadle sewing machine. It was crib size, for a new baby niece. I just guessed how to sew it together as I didn't have a pattern or any instructions. Learned a lot since then and have upgraded my equipment, but there is always so much more to learn! I live 30 miles south of San Francisco, and am thinking of joining the local quilt guild. Anyone here from my area?

    I have sewn a bunch of baby quilts recently, as my children have produced eight grandchildren in the past eight years. I think that phase is over and I will be able to move on to other projects. I also have started designing my own patterns, but I am just at the beginning stages and will soon get the EQ7 program so I can pursue this in earnest.

    anyway, I am a bit stuck as to how to proceed with a quilt back - but I think I will move over to the "Main" thread to explain my dilemma. Thanks for being here, and I'm sure I will enjoy participating in this forum!
    Pam Chavez
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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Welcome from Texas! Hope to see some of your work soon.

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. Glad to have you here

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    Welcome from NE Ohio. Glad you decided to jump in.

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    Hi! I'm glad you said hello and stopped lurking. You'll love it here.
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    Welcome from SE Idaho. So glad you jumped in and introduced yourself. I am sure someone can help you with backing questions. I will go check and see what you wrote. Glad you joined our great group!
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    welcome from se TX
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    Welcome form S CA!!!!

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    Welcome from Oklahoma. I will look forward to seeing you designs. Good luck

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    Welcome from Southern California!

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    Hi Pam!
    Welcome from Minnesota!
    With 8 grandbabies you'll have lots of quilts to make at differents stages of their lives!
    Have fun!!!

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    Hello Pam, welcome from Nevada!
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    Thanks everyone for welcoming me! I lived in Minnesota for awhile and all four of my kids were born there. However, I eventually migrated back to California where I was born and raised. This California girl had serious "cold" problems with the Midwest. I could never get warm in the winter!
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    Hi from North Carolina! Happy quilting!! I'm from Iowa and am glad to live in a warmer state as well!
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    Welcome aboard, ChaveArts: I'm also a California girl. I'm not to far from you. I live in the Eastbay near Hayward.
    I belong to the Amador Valley Quilt Guild and we meet in Pleasanton. It is a fantastic guild. We are getting ready for our BIG quilt show at the fair grounds in Pleasanton on April 20 and 21. Send me a message if you want more information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dellareya View Post
    Welcome aboard, ChaveArts: I'm also a California girl. I'm not to far from you. I live in the Eastbay near Hayward.
    I belong to the Amador Valley Quilt Guild and we meet in Pleasanton. It is a fantastic guild. We are getting ready for our BIG quilt show at the fair grounds in Pleasanton on April 20 and 21. Send me a message if you want more information.
    Oh darn. I just found out about a quilt show in Santa Clara the same weekend! Now I have to choose between the two!
    Pam Chavez
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    "Spreading the joy of color, beauty and creativity"

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