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    Hi from Dubai!

    Hi Everyone!

    My name is Emma, and I'm a Brit currently living in Dubai, UAE.

    I've recently started quilting and it has quickly become a bit of an obsession (I'm typing this with about 15lbs of newly acquired fabric sitting under my desk...). I'm learning as I go with the use of the internet and Craftsy, and so looking forward to picking up as many tips and tricks as I can from all the experienced quilters on here .

    I'd also love to know if there any others based in Dubai here?

    I look forward to 'meeting' you all soon!

    Emma

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    welcome...from Chicago, Illinois.

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Hello Emma and welcome to the board from the friendly State of Alabama, USA

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    welcome from se Texas
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    Hi Emma, welcome to the group from Lebanon Oregon-USA :-)

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    Welcome from Southern California!

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    Welcome from Spanaway, Washington, USA. I am curious though, are there fabric stores I Dubai?
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    Welcome from upstate New York! Any chance you could post some pics of the fabric choices and prices over on the forum? Living in Dubai must be very interesting.

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    Hello and welcome to QB from western Nevada, USA!

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    Hello, and welcome from Dallas Tx. area.

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    Welcome from e Texas !!

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    Hello Emma, welcome from northern California, USA! You will enjoy it here and there are always quilters willing to help and answer any questions!
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    Hi Emma, welcome from Vermont, USA. I've seen pictures of some amazing places in Dubai. Hope you are enjoying your work there, and take great pleasure from your quilting in your spare time. This is a great resource community that will surround you fellow quilters.

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    Hello Emma from the snowy state of North Dakota. You will find lots of good advice on this board if you need any help.

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    Wow - how lovely to log onto my computer today and see such a warm welcome

    In response to some of yor questions:

    Caroline S - yes we do have fabric stores here! We have 2 stores which specialise in quilting, but we also have a wealth of fabric stores which whilst mainly catering to dressmakers, they do have selections of cottons suitable for quilting.
    I'm also lucky to have friends who travel to India and Pakistan on a regular basis, and just yesterday recieved 5 metres of beautiful silk dupion for a steal!

    Monroe - next time I'm out at the stores, I will certainly take some photos and share with you all. I tend to do a lot of my shopping online at the moment, but no doubt I will be out in a 'real' store soon.

    Emma

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    Hi Emma & Welcome to the Quilting Board from the state of Washington, USA!!
    If you see someone without a SMILE, please give them one of yours!!

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    Welcome from Oklahoma! Lived in Dhahran, KSA for 3 years & visited Dubai for International Expositions. Had fun in Manama, Bahrain, too. Am interested in silk fat quarter swap for an international frienship quilt, are you interested in swapping? No silk by the yard here but happy to trade what you may need!
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    Hi from Ohio, and good luck with your quilting. The son of very good friends of mine is currently working in Dubai, but I doubt that he quilts. ;-)

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    Welcome! You are going to have quite a quilting ride. and there are tons of great video tutorials. Start with The Queen of Tutorials for FREE. Eleanor Burns, of Quilt in a Day. http://vimeo.com/quiltinaday. And youtube's Missouri Star Quilt Co channel is terrific. Jump in with both feet... and sew away...

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    Hi Emma! Welcome from Minnesota! I love your comment about 15 lbs of fabric sitting under your desk! I love fabric too!!! Have fun!!

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    Welcome. I was in Dubai and Jebel Ali briefly back in. 1990-1. Enjoy your time there. And, good luck with the quilting!

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