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Thread: Hello from Western Washington!

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    Red face Hello from Western Washington!

    Hello from Washington! My name is Olive and I am a brand new quilter and a pretty novice sewer.

    I just started working on my first quilt and somehow fell into vintage sewing machine addiction! That is a long story, so I am going to post it over on the vintage sewing machine part of the forum. But researching vintage sewing machines is how I found the quilting board, so I'm happy to be here.

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    Hello Olive! I'm here in the Seattle area, I'm actually rather near the Seahawks facility so a bit south east. Welcome to the boards, no matter what section you post in most

    A number of years ago I would get nice post-war Japanese all metal machines and clean them up, buy a part, do what was needed and had a charity that connected them with refugees and immigrants. I'm not all that mechanical but the machines I selected didn't need much more than a cleaning.

    For most of the last 30 years I've been sewing on a vintage Remington that originally belonged to a friend's grandmother. I'm 59 and it is older than me, but when my once top of the line machine (the last year with cams before they went to computers) broke, the part that broke was not covered and I tried for years to have it fixed, so I started using "Remy". About a year ago now a friend of mine gave me her replaced modern Bernina and I have been trying to come into this century.

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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Welcome from Texas. I'm glad you found this board & I think you will really enjoy it here. There are so many helpful quilters here to guide you along your quilting journey. We love pictures here & hope you learn how to post some of them so we can see what you are working on. Have fun with your new found hobby!

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    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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    Welcome to the QB from SE Michigan. There are a lot of vintage addicts here and some like myself that just dabble. I mostly quilt and love patchworking. Thanks for joining and jump right in.

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    Welcome to the board from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Waving hello from Maryland. Have fun quilting and enjoy the vintage machines!

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    Welcome from Southern Indiana!...and don't we all love the vintage machines? They are great!
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    Hi Olive. Vintage mahcines brought me here too.
    My greatest fear is all of my family standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" he was.

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    Hi Olive. Welcome from New Hampshire.
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    Hello and Welcome from Southern California! I grew up in Kent, WA and Edmonds, WA. Moved to So. Cal. when I married my DH, who was in the Navy.

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    welcome neighbor!

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    Welcome from Minnesota!

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    Welcome from Arizona
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    a warm welcome from western Ky. and happy quilting
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    Hi and welcome from North Carolina! You have many friends here who love those vintage machines. I have a treadle that I can't figure out at all, although I learned to sew on one in home ec. classes a hundred years ago! (Before electricity!)

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    Welcome from N. Carolina. There is a wealth of knowledge on this Board from some wonderful quilters so don't hesitate to ask questions if you need to.

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    Welcome from Vermont. The only vintgage thing I have is me.!

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    Hello and welcome from Snohomish, WA north of Seattle.

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