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Thread: Hello from New Jersey

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    Member tobylehnj's Avatar
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    I am new here but NOT new to quilting. I have been sewing ever since I could hold a needle in my hand. (age 7) I was finally allowed to use a sewing machine at school age 12 - 13. My mother had a shop machine and she would not let me use it. I made my own clothes for many year, but only started quilting in '77 after my son was born. So that is over 30 years now... WOW... I love piecing and now I have a mid arm that gets the job done faster than hand quilting. I am not perfect at it, but practice makes perfect.
    I have two grown children, and 4 grandchildren, ages 14, 10, 8, and 5. All but the oldest grandchild is living with me with my son and his wife. I love seeing the children every day, but the noise and hastle can be a bit much a times.
    I am treasurer of my local guild and I also belong to another guild a little further from my home. I love being around other quilters. They understand the need to touch fabric and the obsession we all have. I have already picked up some interesting info from here. I will be checking each chance I get.
    So from the Southern Jersey Shore, keep quilting...
    Donna
    Little Egg Harbor, NJ

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    Super Member earlylace's Avatar
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    Welcome, I am from NJ too, up North West, my aunt lives in Brick NJ, I visit her sometimes, glad you joined us!

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    Welcome from western New York state!

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    Welcome from San Jose, CA, originally from upstate NY and for 3 years in Jersey. My kids were born in Burlington and Ft. Dix in the mid-70's (obviously Army brats). Daughter now lives in Hopatcong, NJ. I sewed clothes when I was a kid, but never took up quilting until this year. You have a huge head start. Please post pictures. And I know you will enjoy the people on here tremendously. Again, welcome.

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    Welcome, I am in NJ, too. We live just outside of Trenton.

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    Donna, welcome from Idaho!

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario.

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    Welcome from Oklahoma!

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    Welcome from southeastern PA!

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    Hi from Colorado! You will love it here.

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    Hi Donna! Welcome from Minnesota!

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    Another big welcome from the Garden State, N.J.........Michele

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    Welcome from Colorado (though formerly from NJ).

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    Welcome from Indiana! :-D

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    Welcome. Look forward to seeing some of your quilts.

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    Welcome!

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida!!

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    Howdy from Kentucky!! :D

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    Hi and welcome for Las Vegas, NV :thumbup:

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