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Thread: Hello from the humid north!

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    Hello from the humid north!

    Hello all,

    New quilter from the Montréal area of Québec, Canada (will be one year this Christmas), though I have been sewing since I was 7.

    My grandmother taught me the basics when I was young and I learnt more on my own as I went.

    I mostly was sewing Halloween and Cosplay costumes, up until about two years ago when I decided to try my hand at making one of a kind travel bags and other fun things to try and make a few extra dollars (hoping that it would take off and I could quit my job).

    Business hasn't really taken off, though I don't really have a lot of time to dedicate to that front just yet.

    The quilting bug got me last year when my brother-in-law and his wife announced that they were expecting their first little one. I don't honestly know why I decided on making a quilt, but I thought it was something that I had never tried before and figured a relatively easy pattern wouldn't be too difficult. Well, it has not even been a complete circuit around the sun and I have made 6 quilts (ranging from a 34" square to 50" square and every shape and size in between) and have another four in the works (a throw, a double and two king sizes).

    Hoping that I can get answers to some of my questions (the ones that YouTube and the rest of the internet haven't yet been able to solve) and possibly to make new quilty friends along the way!

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    Howdy & welcome from Texas. It sounds like the quilting bug bit you really hard & now there's no turning back. This board is full of helpful quilters who are ready to answer your questions. We would love to see pictures of the things you have made.

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    Welcome from an ex-Montrealer now in Calgary! Ask away - you're bound to get several different answers!
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    Hi and Welcome to the Board! Always nice to welcome fellow Canadian, and in this case fellow Québécois!

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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Hi and welcome from North Carolina! You came to the right place for expert answers to all questions, encouragement and lots of fun!!

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    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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    Welcome from Dallas Tx. area. I'm sure you will get many good answers to all of your questions. And everyone is very nice on here.

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    Hi and welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from Virginia! Don't forget, we need pictures of your accomplishments.

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    Welcome to the board! It's a great place to feed your addiction to quilting

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    Welcome from Vermont south of Montreal...

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    Welcome jroussel, You sound like you are just having too much fun!! I look forward to seeing what you are working on. Post photos soon and share with us.
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    Welcome from Québec city!

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    Welcome from the hot, humid South in the USA.
    Sew a Little, Love a Lot & Live like you were dying!

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    Yeah, I'm not the only quilter from Montreal anymore (well, in Longueuil, more precisely, but we are close enough). Welcome on this board. I learn about everything I know from here. It's a wonderful forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by profannie View Post
    Yeah, I'm not the only quilter from Montreal anymore (well, in Longueuil, more precisely, but we are close enough). Welcome on this board. I learn about everything I know from here. It's a wonderful forum.
    I'm in Longueuil too!! Hey, do you know any longarmers or quilting shops that rent time or offer classes on longarm machines? I'm looking to get into it, but don't reaaly want to go in completely blind without ever having used a longarm machine...

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    Greetings from a Canadian in Minnesota! You'll love this board - lots of support, encouragement, advice and inspiration.
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