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Thread: Hello From Georgia

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    Hi my name is Rachel and I am 18 and will be 19 in December. I have always been interested in quilting and recently decided to finally learn. Could some one tell me where to start? Places I could go to get lessons, materials I would need.

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    One place to start is with a quilting magazine. If you don't want to purchase one, you can probably read one in the library. They usually have patterns as well as basic instructions. Then read the tutorials here on this board. There is so much to learn here. Then ask questions of stuff you don't understand. We all keep learning more about our hobby, passion, obsession (?).

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    Hello and welcome from California! This is a great place to start learning about quilting. Use the Search option on top and start getting some answers :)

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    Welcome from Arkansas. I also think the library is a good place to start. I googled "beginning a quilt" and here is site - http://quilting.about.com/od/beginni..._Beginners.htm

    Search online and on this forum.

    GOOD LUCK!

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    Welcome from Brooklyn! Youtube also has a lot of useful stuff. Also, if you know of a quilting shop near you, they often hold classes.

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    Hello from S.C.

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. Glad to have you here. Have you checked at your local fabric store to see if they have any classes?

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    Welcome!

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    Welcome from Oklahoma! :thumbup:

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    Hello and welcome from Germany!

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D

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    Welcome from New Zealand. Have fun searching this site. It will give you heaps of inspiration! Look forward to seeing your creations.

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    Hello and welcome from Germany. When I started quilting, I took a class. After I got an idea of the whole quilting thingy, it was much easier for me to learn/understand things from books or the internet. Most of all: Enjoy the process, it is meant to be fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachelchastain
    Hi my name is Rachel and I am 18 and will be 19 in December. I have always been interested in quilting and recently decided to finally learn. Could some one tell me where to start? Places I could go to get lessons, materials I would need.
    Hello from Tennessee. I started by getting scrap materials from other quilters in my family. Then practicing on cheap materials from stores. I then went to better material. Our local county library has tons of books with quilting lessons, patterns and such. Hope this helps.

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    Welcome aboard! :-)

    Seek out other quilters in your area. The only thing we like better than quilting is helping somebody else learn. :-)

    Google for quilt guilds in Georgia and for quilt shops. You might also see if there's a community bulletin board at your library where you can post a request.

    i'm down in southeast georgia. we also have members in other parts of the state.

    if you live in my area i'd love to help! :-)

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    Hey there,

    Go to your local quilt shop and sign up for a basic beginner class..You will learn great fundamentals, learn how to use a rotary cutter, ect...The internet, libraries, magazines are also a wonderful way to learn and can enhance everything you learn in a basic class....Enjoy!

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    Welcome from NE Indiana :thumbup:

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    Hello and welcome from central Alabama.

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    welcome!

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    Welcome from Michigan.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!

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    Hi and welcome from "on the road", currently the State of Michigan (ugh!). We live on the road, but spend winters in GA. Not sure where you are located in GA, but I would recommend either finding a beginner's class (Hancock's, JoAnn's, your LQS). Or you could start with charms and simply sew 5" blocks of various patterns and/or colors together to make your first quilt. Easy to do and will build your confidence to take on bigger and more difficult projects. It will give a handle on cutting "perfect" squares, sewing 1/4" seems to get everything lined up, and then quilting it in a simple classic style. If you want to send me a PM on where you are located in GA, I might could hook you up with someone to help you learn. God Bless.

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    Welcome from Sasser,Ga.

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