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Thread: Hello from Cold MN!

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    Hello from Cold MN!

    Hi! I'm momof3inmn. I live in MN where it's about 10 degrees below 0 right now! I've been quilting for about 20 years. I'm more of a "non-traditional" quilter, but not completely out there! I do a lot of my own patterns. Working on getting some of them to print.
    I have 3 kids at home, a hubby and a dog. I work full time but bust butt in the evenings and on weekends quilting! I purchased a long arm machine a little over a year ago and am having fun using it. Sometimes it can still be a little intimidating!
    I say I hate applique, but I tend to make a lot of quilts with applique! I kind of young'ish...so I struggle finding anyone close to my age with a passion for quilting. But I love connecting with all quilters, young and old!

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    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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    Thank you!
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    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Welcome! I grew up in upstate NY and it's cold there too, although not as cold as Minnesota maybe but tons of snow!

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    Welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from Tennessee. I don't think quilters have ages. We just have passion for cutting fabric into pieces and sewing them back together. If you could find a guild in your area they may have younger members you can connect with.

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    Welcome from Maryland where the temperature can't make up its mind. Sweaters one day, a T-shirt the next. I don't envy your climate at all. But it inspires many a quilt, I'm sure!

    Yay for "youngish" quilters, too. I am probably younger than most here, but I'm a brand new grandmother of twins, so you might think I'm not so young~ but I take every possible opportunity to mention my little lambs! LOL

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    Welcome from down south of the border (Iowa) where it's just as cold right now...and worse next week...

    Many of us started just like you...a houseful of kids, a job, and a passion for sewing. Keep it up. Our local guild was so excited when a young mom joined our group last month. Your age group brings a new dimension and enthusiasm that spills over to us.
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    Hello Mom. Greetings from Seattle.

    Isn't the internet a marvelous thing? Here we can all be quilters together regardless of age, location, or children at home. I started quilting as a senior in high school and was a solo quilter for a long time because I found the "little old quilting ladies" a bit intimidating. Since I've become one I can say that we are nothing to fear. Quilting people in general tend to be lovely, sure a lot of us have a lot of quirks but you have that in any group. I will admit, that at 58 even though I've been quilting for 40 years, I'm still the young one in my small group.

    I don't do much applique either. I'm often tempted, I love that flower and vine sort of border... but then I come to my senses!

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    Hi from SD - were it's almost as cold!

    Were you a fan of the Fabric warehouse that went out of business last year? I made two trips to Wilmar to stock up and this year I'm on a fabric buying diet because of it! We had a sister store near where I live, so I bought from both.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    Hi from SD - were it's almost as cold!

    Were you a fan of the Fabric warehouse that went out of business last year? I made two trips to Wilmar to stock up and this year I'm on a fabric buying diet because of it! We had a sister store near where I live, so I bought from both.
    I've never heard of Fabric Warehouse. Sounds like I missed a great thing. But that's probably ok given the size of my stash!

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    Welcome from Oklahoma. Be sure to show us some of your work.
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    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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    Welcome from Maine. I'm a "youngish" quilter myself. I can totally relate to your evening and weekend quilt binges. It's to bad that work gets in the way right now, I tell my husband all the time.... I'm just practicing for retirement, just got alot years to go to get there.
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    Hi and welcome from North Carolina!! I'm sure you'll find several young quilters here! Not me, though, I'm old!! Like in my 80s old!!

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    Welcome from another Central Minnesotan. Quilters are of all ages. I witnessed a teenager touching fabric, at a quilt show. My granddaughter is 3, she does the same, when at a quilt shop. When at Millie P's, she had to show me all the quilts and fabric. : )

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