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    Hi Everyone,

    I am so happy to find this forum. I am new to quilting, and I am totally lost I am from Fort Smith, Arkansas. I have been surfing the net non stop for 3 weeks now and I am just as lost as when I decided to learn to quilt. I decided my first project is a Disney Cars quilt for my grandson, and I don't have a clue where to begin. I can't find a pattern anywhere. I am getting very frustrated to say the least. I have read some of your posts and you all seem so very nice oh and very talented. Wondering if I will ever begin my first quilt much less one as beautiful as the ones posted here. I hope to get to know the people here and make some wonderful friends.
    Take care
    Judy

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    Hi Judy, and welcome to the board from Southern California! There are quite a few tutorials for beginners, or maybe look at plugging in to your local quilt shop if there is one nearby, and see about taking a beginners class. That would get you on. our way. Or pick up a beginners quite to quilting, maybe you can even find one from someone here on the board. Of course, you will always get help here if you ask!!

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    Hi Jill so glad to meet you. There is a local shop, but they wont start any classes until after the first of the year. I want to start that quilt two weeks ago lol if you know what I mean. I want a simple one with blocks. Sigh...... I know I will get there sooner or later but I have looked all over the net and getting very discouraged. It will get better I know. And thanks so much for your wonderful welcome!
    Judy

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    Judy,
    WELCOME this a great board of ladies for tips/techniques, questions, and lots of laughs! Be sure and join in on one of the swaps when you feel you can! I see your screen name is texasbreezie, so do you live in TX now or before AK? Just asking as I too live in TX, int he DFW area. Wanted to know if you were close by and could join my sit -n- sew group. Have a good day.
    LaQuita (aka) - Yai-Yai to the most precious grandbaby around of course I'm partial! LOL

    HAPPY QUILTING!
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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Hello from Indiana. Welcome to the board. You'll love it here.

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. A valuable resource are Jenny Doan's YouTube videos for the Missouri Star Quilt co. You can follow along watching her on a simple project like a table runner to get started. A good pattern when you have a nice big print that you want to be visible is Warm Wishes. It is a big block of the focal fabric alternating with a block of strips. If you go to the Picture section of QB, you can view some fine examples of Warm Wishes pattern in the Quilt Gallery.

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    Welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Hello Judy!
    Welcome from Minnesota!
    Sign up for some classes at your local quilt shop. You'll learn alot in no time!

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    Hi Laquita

    I have lived in Southeast Texas all my life up to the past 3 years. I sure wish I lived close because I would love to come learn with your group. I am looking for a pattern of blocks to make my Grandson a disney car quilt and I have no clue where to begin. I have looked high and low for a pattern that is not to hard and is cute, for a twin size quilt. I am so happy to meet you and be a part of this group.
    Take Care
    Judy

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    Hi Jane or is it JJ? I am signed up for a class but with the holidays upon us, she will not have them until after the first of the year So I will continue to scour the net looking for a pattern I like that isn't too difficult and go ahead and begin on it. If it turns out well I will let everyone know lol Very nice to meet you, I already love this forum!
    Judy

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    welcome from se TX -- warm wishes pattern is easy and good for prints like Cars or add borders to a picture fabric -- good luck!!
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    Hello Judy, welcome from northern California!
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    Welcome! A good place to start.is the Missouri quilt company.Several easy blocks and patterns in her tutorials on youtube.Can't wait to see your work!

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    Welcome from Dallas Tx. Watch and learn. There are a lot of good quilters on here that will help you.

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    Thanks all

    Thank you everyone for such warm welcomes! I am sure I will be around for a long time. As usual today I have been surfing the net looking for just the right pattern, not sure what I'll do with it when I find it, but I am going to give it a good try. I am so tired of looking, I found one that seems pretty easy and upfront with the instructions so I think I am going to start it soon as the holiday is over. Wish me luck. And have a very Happy Thanksgiving
    Hugs to all
    Judy

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    Where in SE Texas? I am from Orange. That's what I want to do make simple blocks with the cars and then do borders. But I seem to think I need measurements so it will come out square LOL

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    Welcome from New Mexico!

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    Hello Judy, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    Welcome. I hope you get as much encouragement and inspiration from the board as I do.

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    Welcome Judy to the forum from Michigan

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