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Thread: Hello, Quilters!

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    Hello, Quilters!

    Hi, everyone! After years of wanting to quilt but never finding the time, energy, patience, etc., I've finally taken the plunge. Took a brief class yesterday to introduce the concepts and I am already hooked

    My stretch goal is to eventually create an original quilt for my three children and their spouses. Perhaps one for each grandchild some day? My short-term goal is to create a set of quilted placemats for my table. I have actually cut the tops and bottoms (they will be reversible) and will learn some machine quilting techniques next week at my second class. That's about as far as I've gotten!

    I'm in the Savannah, Georgia, area and would love to hear from any and all of you about your favorite projects, advice, tips and tricks, or just see beautiful and inspiring quilt photos.

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    Wow! It sounds like you are very enthusiastic. Have fun. If you like batiks, try The Missouri Star Quilt company. They have some beautiful fabric and only $5 for shipping.

    Please be sure to show us some pictures of your placemats.
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    Welcome to the board from Alabama.

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    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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    Welcome from Illinois. Enjoy your quilting and post pictures so we can all ooh and aww.

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    Wow, that's so exciting to begin a hobby that I'm sure you will love. You've come to the right place. I've been quilting for years and am so inspired by the QB. And even if I don't plan to make all of the projects I see here, I marvel at the creativity of the folks. Always something new! Enjoy!

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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Welcome from Vermont.

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    Welcome from Central Florida! I love your enthusiasm! :-) Best of luck with your new hobby! Enjoy the process... it's not a race! LOL! That's what I tell the ladies who ask me to teach them. I'm looking forward to seeing your work!

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    Welcome from Tennessee. Check out the pictures section here. We have quilters of all kinds here. Everyone is encouraging and willing to help.

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    Did you enjoy the snow recently? You have come to the right place to learn much from experienced quilters. And welcome from the beautiful mountains of western NC.

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    Hi Rebecca and welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    welcome from se TX
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    Welcome from Kansas! I have a feeling you will accomplish your stretch goal sooner than you think! You will love this hobby!
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    welcome from Virginia

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    Welcome from Minnesota! Be sure to post your pics and progress! Goals are good!

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    Welcome from the Northern Neck of Virginia Placemats are a great '1st project' - looking forward to seeing your finished pics!

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    Welcome from S. California.... Enjoy the ride!
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    Welcome from Arizona
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    Greetings from the Garden State.

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    Hello Rebecca and welcome from Australia.

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    Welcome, Rebecca, from a fellow Georgian (northwest.)
    I have a daughter in your area. Enjoy your new hobby.

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    Hi from New Mexico

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