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Thread: Hello From a Future Teacher, Grandma Taught me to Sew

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    Junior Member SemiSweet's Avatar
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    Talking Hello From a Future Teacher, Grandma Taught me to Sew

    Hello everyone!

    My name is Carlie and I'm in school currently to be an elementary school teacher, hopefully a reading teacher (not a classroom teacher.) I live in Iowa with my boyfriend and 4 cats in our own house. I enjoy gardening (particularly roses and veggies), video games, movies, books, sewing and quilting.

    I've been sewing since I was little, my grandma taught me to sew on the machine that was a wedding gift to her back in 1940-something. I got into quilting through taking a sewing class in high school. I sewed my first quilt there, a queen sized one (though not a true quilt, as it was just tied). My second quilt was a baby quilt that turned into a twin-sized quilt after it took so long that my niece would have been grown out of it already.

    After having a 6-year break from quilting (didn't have the space in an apartment) I'm finally able to get back into it. Since getting back into quilting, I've made 2 baby quilts and one lap quilt (all tied) and one queen-sized quilt (machine quilted, nothing fancy just straight lines), half of a queen sized quilt that I started teaching my dad's wife to do (ended up with me doing most of the work so far), and the one I'm currently working on, a queen-sized that I intend to machine quilt.

    Some examples of recent work:
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    Quilt that I'm making with my dad's wife.
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    Cat quilt, currently on my bed!
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    Baby quilt that I made for a friend (used fabric left over from the 2nd quilt I made, my niece's baby quilt)
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    Current quilt, for a friend with EDS (She commissioned this and asked me to make it reversible, the first two pictures are the back and then the front)

    Can't wait to get to know you all!
    ~Carlie

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    Howdy from Oklahoma! Welcome to the Board. Love your quilts, you definitely have talent!

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    Welcome from OHIO! Your quilts are very pretty. Thanks for sharing them.
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    Hi from Ohio! Great quilts!
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    Welcome.

    In my opinion , a tied quilt is a quilt quilt.

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    Welcome to the board from New Hampshire. Your quilts are lovely!
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    Welcome from Michigan! Nice Quilts!

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    Welcome from Adrian, MI ~ Great work!

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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Great quilts!

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    welcome from se TX from a retired reading teacher -- love your quilts!!
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    Welcome from S CA! Beautiful work, and yes to me to a tied quilt is a quilt!!!!

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    Thanks everyone! Jeez, everyone is so nice here!

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    Hi Carlie, and welcome from Washington. Lovely quilts!
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    Hello and welcome from Mississippi Gulf Coast. I have the cat quilt pattern. Have not gotten around to it yet. I think mines is a wall hanging; have to pull it out and take a look. Thanks for sharing.

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    I have the cat quilt pattern. Have not gotten around to it yet. I think mines is a wall hanging; have to pull it out and take a look.
    I'd be really interested to see it! All I found were a couple small pictures online. I mixed the general outline for this quilt with another and added my own bits.

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Hi Carlie, welcome from NE Ohio. Thanks for sharing your quilts with us.

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    Welcome to the board! Your quilts look great. Love how you've tied the baby quilt for easy carry and storage. The cat quilt looks great.

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    Welcome from former Iowan. Will be coming to Iowa in the fall, and hope to see the quilt shop in West Branch. Your quilts are looking good.!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love to quilt and play with the great grandkids

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    Welcome to the Quilting Board from sunny Nevada! Great to have you on board! Please feel free to jump right in and make yourself at home: post questions, answer posts, show us your favorite projects, explore the Board (it's huge!). Just join right in!

    Your quilts are gorgeous. Obviously you are a talented quilter. I hope you are able to "hone" your quilting skills here on the Board, and we always LOVE seeing photos of projects.

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    Welcome from Michigan.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California! beautiful work, thanks for sharing!



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    Welcome from Spring, TX. Beautiful quilts.

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