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Thread: Hello from sunny Florida!

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    I have been reading posts for awhile and decided to get in on the fun...The work shown is great and the heart of them all shines through. My quilt room has turned into a storage room while I re-arrange two other rooms. I cant get to anything! :( But it makes me focus on a quilt for my brother...I have only been working on it for 4 years! I do all my appliqué by hand and quilt by hand. I have told the family members who are waiting on 'their quilts' that they may have to settle for machine quilting if they ever want to see them! :D

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    Hi and Welcome from Northern Indiana ! Glad you joined us here :lol: We love pictures...
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    Hi and Welcome from southern Indiana!

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    Welcome from Southern California

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    Hi back,
    How do I post a photo in my message wit out changing my profile?

    Thanks again for the welcome
    Marty girl

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    Welcome from the Piedmont of North Carolina. Can't wait to see pics! What part of FL are you in? I lived in jax for about 16 years.

    Piedmont Quilter

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    I'm in Gainesville.(Alum of U of F) Also known as the 'swamp' or 'Hog town'. I think my van has an auto find because I don't get lost finding the Quilt Show there every year....That is a hard place to navigate and is growing so fast! Where are you now? What kind of quilting do you like? I like hand applique!

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    this attchment is a close up of the rooster on the rooster quilt. I hope this works!
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    Welcome from NE CA. Glad you joined us. Great rooster!!

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    Your rooster quilt is great! And you posted a picture! Congratulations! I do a lot of hand quilting, also. Have some books and will soon try my hand at applique. I like paper piecing, also. :lol:

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    Hello from Sacramento CA.

    My oldest project dates back to '89 and it is supposed to be hand-quilted. I'm afraid it will be donated unfinished when I die. :D

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    Hello & Welcome from WA

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    Quote Originally Posted by marty girl
    I'm in Gainesville.(Alum of U of F) Also known as the 'swamp' or 'Hog town'. I think my van has an auto find because I don't get lost finding the Quilt Show there every year....That is a hard place to navigate and is growing so fast! Where are you now? What kind of quilting do you like? I like hand applique!
    I'm in North Carolina now - since 1976. Dad retired from FAA in Hilard in '74 and decided to move back home to be close to aging parents (my grandparents). We've been here ever since.
    I haven't gotten up the nerve to do applique yet ~ although it is on my list of things to do. All I have done is machine piece and hand quilt.

    PQ

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    Welcome to our group! :D

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    Welcome from SW Iowa. I am in awe of anyone who hand quilts. Please show us some pictures. We love them.

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    I started hand applique with freezer paper on the back and basted the seamallowence over to the back. It gave me a good 'target' for my needle on the edge of the piece. Kind of like paper piecing...I never get that technique right my stitches show! good luck. I am making a Baltamore album and designing most of my own blocks!!!!! I'll post it in about 10 years, when it's done har har

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    Hi & Welcome from Mass.

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    Welcome from Ohio.....keep up the fantastic work your almost there.....:-)

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    Hello and welcome from Sunny South Florida. I'm in Broward County Area.

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    Welcome to this site. As you know we love pictures and I just learned how to post them. I lived in Central Florida for 25 years.....Again welcome.

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    I'm a Floridian also so welcome and I'm a hand quilter also. It may take longer but I enjoy the process. I want to get into some machine quilting but have only done one so far.

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    Thanks everyone for the welcome... I oh sooo bad need to finish a quilt for my beother...I only started it 5 years ago. Feel free tp pester, taunt, bribe or whatever might work to get it done!!!!! The feed dogs on my machine don't drop down. I have a plate I can cover them with but I won't be doing anything fancy until I get a machine that regulates the stitches. It's to much puch-pull for me. I have Fibromyalgia and would rather do it by hand till I can let the machine do the hard work. 'Like hand quilting isn't hard work'. :lol: I love the Zen in quilting. I have been meditating for 3 years and love the calmness of both endevors!

    If I were to live anywhere else it would be somewhere in the Bule ridge...but I don't do snow! So I guess Gainesville will be home another 40 (yikes!) years.

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    Welcome from central part of Indiana :D :!:
    Love love love your rooster, I might mention I love chickens and roosters :lol: your hand quilting is beautiful. What are you doing reading this post you are suppose to be working on your brothers quilt! Get a move on it girl :!:

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    Welcome from Roscoe, Illinois. Your rooster is wonderful!

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    Welcome from SW Iowa. My hat goes off to you. I couldn't begin to hand quilt.

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