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    Hello from Phoenix Arizona

    Hello everyone,
    My name is Estella. I am a retired mother of 3, grandmother of 6, have been married to the same man for 39 years now, who supports all of my crazy ideas by the way, & have been sewing since I was about 12 years old. Like many of you I strayed for a bit & went off to try my hand at some of my other interests like, crocheting, beading, home decorating, & scrapbooking. But since I have come back to sewing, I have fallen in love with Quilting. Since I already knew how to sew, I thought I could just go out & get some fabric, dust off my sewing machine, skim over a pattern, & begin to sew. LOL! Quilting has been quite an experience. I now have my share of sewing machines & sergers, build up "My Stash", not material, & have managed to take over 1 of my bedrooms, which is now "My Studio". And of course I just had to have some of the latest new gadgets. WOW, has sewing changed. Anyway, I look forward to learning from you, sharing, & talking, & maybe 1 day meeting in person. For now, Happy Sewing/Quilting everyone. I'm off to try to finish another UFO.

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    Hello, and welcome from New Jersey.

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    Hello Estella and WELCOME. Dont forget about the Phoenix Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival and the Arizona State Fairgrounds on Jan 26th, 27th and 28th. I look forward to going every year now
    Quote Originally Posted by VIKINGQUEEN View Post
    Hello everyone,
    My name is Estella. I am a retired mother of 3, grandmother of 6, have been married to the same man for 39 years now, who supports all of my crazy ideas by the way, & have been sewing since I was about 12 years old. Like many of you I strayed for a bit & went off to try my hand at some of my other interests like, crocheting, beading, home decorating, & scrapbooking. But since I have come back to sewing, I have fallen in love with Quilting. Since I already knew how to sew, I thought I could just go out & get some fabric, dust off my sewing machine, skim over a pattern, & begin to sew. LOL! Quilting has been quite an experience. I now have my share of sewing machines & sergers, build up "My Stash", not material, & have managed to take over 1 of my bedrooms, which is now "My Studio". And of course I just had to have some of the latest new gadgets. WOW, has sewing changed. Anyway, I look forward to learning from you, sharing, & talking, & maybe 1 day meeting in person. For now, Happy Sewing/Quilting everyone. I'm off to try to finish another UFO.
    SUEB

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    Hi Estella,
    I am Kathy and near the Grand Canyon. I also am retired, have 3 children, 10 grandchildren and have been married to the same wonderful man for 41 years. I love to quilt but this year I am embarking on a new venture. I just created a non profit organization that makes quillows for children in Foster Care, shelters and hospitals. So far it has been a whirlwind of activity, fundraising, sewing and delivering, it is amazing. Welcome to the board, happy quilting!
    One more material Girl~

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    Hello Estell and welcome from New York.
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    Hi Estella, welcome to the board from Mesa, Arizona!!! Happy New Year!
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    Hello Estella, welcome from northern California!
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    Welcome, Estella!

    Yes, there are way more tools, gadgets, and techniques than there were a few decades ago. Some are overwhelming, but some are essential now!

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    Hi and Welcome from southern AZ. If you need any help with expanding your stash from shops in Tucson, I can help.

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    Hello, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    Welcome from Vail, AZ just outside Tucson!

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    Quote Originally Posted by suebee View Post
    Hello Estella and WELCOME. Dont forget about the Phoenix Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival and the Arizona State Fairgrounds on Jan 26th, 27th and 28th. I look forward to going every year now
    The quilt show is a great place to see lots of new fabric and gadgets all in one place. I look forward to the show every year, and I'll be there on Friday.

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    Welcome Estella from Casa Grande. I also agree that you should attend the Phoenix show later this month. It's a real eye opener. Lots of fun and gadgets !! What kind of Viking machine do you have? I purchased a Designer Diamond last year and love it.

    Have fun here. It's a great place with the nicest people.

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    Hello, and welcome from Michigan!

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    welcome from se TX
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    Welcome from Lebanon Oregon. We get down to the Phoenix area now and then as our son is a school teacher in the Crieghton School District. Love visiting him!!! I've been sewing since age 12 also, love to sew!! Married 36 years!! Still working though, seven more years and then free time, yahoo!!!

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    Hi Martha - saw your post about your son being a teacher in the Creighton school district...believe it or not, I am a native of Arizona, so was my mother. Her folks came here when AZ was still a territory. Anyway, my Mom went to Creighton (a very long time ago), The Creighton district has been around a VERY long time.

    Quote Originally Posted by breezyquilts View Post
    Welcome from Lebanon Oregon. We get down to the Phoenix area now and then as our son is a school teacher in the Crieghton School District. Love visiting him!!! I've been sewing since age 12 also, love to sew!! Married 36 years!! Still working though, seven more years and then free time, yahoo!!!
    SUEB

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