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    Smile Hello from Missouri

    Hi everyone!
    My name is Mary and I am 17. My grandma taught me to sew when I was younger and sparked my interest in quilting. I am hoping to learn more about the quilting world and possibly find a quilting guild whose meetings do not interfere with school.
    Sincerely,
    Mary
    P.S. Sorry if this is formatted oddly, I'm new to online forums.

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    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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    Hi and welcome from North Carolina! You've come to the right place for help for all your questions as a new quilter. Enjoy!

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Welcome from Tennessee. Glad to see the next generation carrying on quilting. Ask anything you wish here

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    Welcome, Mary! You can learn anything you want here from many enthusiastic quilters!

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    Welcome, Mary! I started quilting around your age. It's a very rewarding hobby!
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    Welcome Mary. So glad you found us, and also so very happy to see you carry on this tradition.
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    Welcome! I hope you've got your Grandma's machine and don't get discouraged by trying something too hard at first. You'll find lots of people love quilts and any questions are welcome here.

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Hi Mary. If you live in the KC area there are a couple of groups that meet in the evening to accommodate working and going to classes folks.

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    Hi Mary welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from Texas. Mary, I'm so glad you joined this quilting board. There are so many helpful people here so don't be shy & please ask as many questions as you want. The answers will not only help you but will also help many of us. Learn how to post pictures & let us see what you start making. I would suggest you start on something small. It will also be fun if you save the first thing you make because you can always look back on it in the future & see the progress you make along the way. Most important....have fun!

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    Welcome from Oklahoma. You will learn everything you want to know here.
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    Welcome from Vermont!

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    I am in the KC area! Where could I find more information? I've tried the looking online with little luck

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    Welcome from another Missourian. See you are from the KC area. Follow up with Jokir44. It is wonderful to see young people interested in keeping a tradition alive.

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    Hello and welcome Mary!

    I started quilting when I was 17 and a senior in high school, that was some 40 years ago now. I don't come from a quilting tradition, it was just something I wanted to do and was rather intimidated by the little old quilting ladies -- one of which I have become We are nothing to fear and I think most of us are delighted to have beginners of all ages.

    I hope you are able to find a group, some things are so much easier to simply show than try and describe, but we have some great people on this board who do their best. In my own small group, at 58 I'm the baby of the group, closer to daughter age than the rest of the group.

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    There is a guild called Nighttime Needlers and you can find it on facebook. Also Lees Summit has Nimble Thimbles. Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival is being held June 13, 14, 15 where there will be lots of guilds represented and I'm sure you will find lots of info there. They too have online info.

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    Hi Mary, and Welcome from Southeast Missouri. Do you know how far you are from Missouri Star Quilting Co? They have free tutorials on line, and a fantastic group of fabric stores in Hamilton, MO. (Or so I've been told--not made it there yet, myself)

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