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Thread: Hello from IL

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    Hi, I have never quilted but want to start. I have no idea where to begin though. Thought I would poke around on here and see if any I can find where to begin. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know. Thanks

    Angela

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    Hello and Welcome!!! Have you looked through the tutorial section??? ShellyQ has some wonderful tutorials for beginners, and there are some others there too that are wonderfully illustrated. And please feel free to ask questions about any aspect of quilting!!! There are a lot of knowledgable and experienced quilters here who love to help :D :D :D

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    Welcome from Roscoe IL. Where are you? Eleanor Burns has wonderful books and the tutorials here are great.

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    I'm from Stronghurst IL. I'll be sure to check out the tutorials. Thanks guys.

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    Welcome from NE CA. Glad you joined us. There's lots of friendly, talented people on board who will help in any way they can, just ask.

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    *Waves from Iowa* :)

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    Hi and Welcome from southern Indiana!

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    Hi Angela, and Welcome from SW Michigan!!! :D
    Check out the 'main' pages and the 'tutorials' for hints, or just ask questions!! You've come to the right place! :-) :-)

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    Hi and Welcome from NOrthern Indiana ! Whatever questions you have just ask, so many wonderful talented people they can help you in any way :lol: Have you thought about what type of quilting you want to try ? I would suggest start small and simple so you don't get overwhelmed and give up. Just my two cents worth
    Sharon

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    Hello, and welcome from Missouri! Don't know what is available in your area, but look for a local quilt shop (LQS) and see when they are offering beginning classes, or check to see if the commmunity college has classes. Look in the library for information also! Check to see if there is a guild in the area for more one on one help.
    Then, be sure to ask lots of questions! :lol:

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    Welcome from SW Iowa. Glad to have you here.

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    Greetings from CA. When I decided to start, I took a sampler class at a local quilt shop. I had to buy all the goodies that go with modern-day quilting (mat, rulers, rotary cutter, FABRIC, lol) I started with a book titled Quilts, Quilts, Quilts that introduces a lot of beginner patterns. I recommend that you check out other beginner books, particularly those that work with fat quarters.

    Have fun.

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    Hi Angela and welcome from Ninnie in NC.

    You have come to the right place and you will get plenty of help here.

    I would maybe start with a small wall hanging or a table runner, something small.
    A 4 patch or 9 patch is an easy one to learn.

    Good luck!


    Ninnie

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    Howdy from Delavan, Illinois!!!

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    Welcome from Southern California

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    welcome from WA

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    Welcome from SW Iowa. You have come to the right place. Everyone here is friendly and helpful.

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    Hi and welcome.

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