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Thread: HELLO FROM THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE

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    Good morning from the great state of TEXAS. New to this message board and new to, and I use the term losely, quilting. I got into QUILTING, by inheriting several quilt tops (about 32, that I have found so far), finished and unfinished, from my grandmother and mother. I live 22 miles from town and no close neighbors. When you live out like we do, you find something to do. So I thought, self these quilt tops needs something done with them, so self has gone into quilting, at the ripe age of 60. :roll: :roll:

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    Teaching yourself is the best way. YOu wil learn LOTS here.
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    Welcome from NC! What fun you'll have :)

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    Welcome self from Texas from little ol' me in Michigan.

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    Hello and welcome from Germany. How wonderful to have inherited such a huge amount of tops, what a treasure!

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    Welcome from Minnesota!

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    Welcome from almost-nowhere Northern California.

    I too inherited many unfinished projects of my mother's!

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    Welcome from Alberta, Canada.

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    Hello from Washington State!

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    Welcome from Arkansas:) We do expect pics of those 32 quilts!

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    Hello, and welcome aboard from Georgia. 60 is a great age to start quilting. Love to see some of you quilts.

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    Welcome, I started quilting at 68, never used a sewing machine in my life, and am so hooked now. You will get so much information here.

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    Hello and Welcome from Oregon!
    When we moved here our daughter thought we were in the Middle-of-nowhere! I told her No, No, No! We are on the EDGE of no where. Loving the privacy!

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    Welcome quevaca (a.k.a. self). You'll find lots of info and inspiration here on this site . . . and if you can't find it by searching, just ask! :thumbup: I have learned a lot from members here! Thank you all!

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    welcome from NY

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnneT
    Hello and welcome from Germany. How wonderful to have inherited such a huge amount of tops, what a treasure!
    I feel so lucky, but a little over whelmed.

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    I love the pic of your sewing machine, I too have one that my grandmother used until her death in 1986. My grandfather bought her an electric one, but she did not like it for quilt making.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainjane
    Welcome from Arkansas:) We do expect pics of those 32 quilts!
    I will try and post, as they are finished. Have gave 1 of them away already, to my daughter.

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    Welcome, from the middle of nowhere indiana! 12 miles from town. Now that you've found this board you'll never get any quilting done...LOL

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    Welcome from Michigan.

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    LOL! Self made a wonderful decision! You're never too old! My brother decided I should learn to golf (so I could golf with him!) at age 70...and golfing is a bit more strenuous than quilting! Go for it! By the way...would love to see pics of the quilt tops you inherited.

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    Hello and welcome from northern California!

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    another one from northern california welcomes you. would love to see pictures of your quilts. what a wonderful gift. you are a very lucky person. I inherieted three finished from a great great aunt and one unfinished top from my great grandmother. my grandmother gave it to me to put a back on and quilt but have been afraid to tackle it. Is there a problem using modern quilt fabric with the old? This one is around sixty years old. What did you use to finish yours?

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