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Thread: Hello from Thurmont, MD!

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    Hello from Thurmont, MD!

    My name is Annie, and I've been quilting for 12 years. I started quilting to get me through quitting smoking. Each pack of cigarettes was costing me a fat quarter. Each time I had a craving and didn't smoke I bought a fat quarter! It worked! I have beautiful quilts and I don't smoke! I'm 50 years old (right now--but I think I won't change that. Ever.) About 2 years ago I moved my sewing room from my basement to a bedroom vacated by my son for a bigger room. It has two windows, from which I watch the birds at the feeders as I sew. Life.Is.Grand. I learned to quilt from my mother-in-law, who is one of my best friends, and now I'm taking the same walk with my niece. My favorite part of the process is the machine quilting--I have a Bernina Virtuosa 155, and I love it. My dream is to purchase a long arm quilter and do that for a living. It'll be a while yet. Hello to everyone!

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    I Annie. From Rocky Ridge. Sooo far away!lol
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    Welcome from the Northwest, WA. state.
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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Congratulations on quitting smoking! Buying a fat quarter instead of a pack of cigarettes was the best reward system EVER.

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    What a great way to get into quilting! Welcome from Texas. You'll find this is a great place for inspiration.

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    Welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Hello Annie, welcome from northern California! You will enjoy it here!
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    Hello Annie, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    Hello, Annie. Welcome from Michigan's Upper Peninsula. I did a double with your town/state. My younger son was stationed in the area when he was in the Marine Corps...Quilt On!!

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    Welcome from Southern California! It's great to change a good habit for a bad habit is wonderful. And you have so many pretty quilts to show for the money that could have gone up in smoke. I can relate since I quit in 1987.

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    Hi from Ohio and congrats on quitting smoking!
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    Welcome from Louisiana

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    welcome from se TX
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    Howdy and welcome, from Texas!
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    Welcome from across the river!
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    Hi and welcome from the Texas hill country.
    You could inspire lots of people that want to change a habit in their lives. So, so smart of you to spend your $$ on fat quarters instead of cigarettes. You go girl!!

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    Hi Annie!
    Welcome from Minnesota!
    It's nice that you are "paying it forward"!!!!
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    ​Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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