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Thread: Hi Everyone from Virginia

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    Hi Everyone from Virginia

    I have been quilting for over 25 years thanks to my most wonderful ex-MIL. She taught me hand quilting and I learned Piecing from taking lots of classes. I love scrap quilting, am a great fan of Bonnie Hunter and Augusta Cole. Love the precision of paper piecing and bright colors! I also teach Beginning Quilting through our local library each fall for free. This is how I pass on my knowledge & love of quilting to others. I am married and we have 4 indoor cats and 2 outdoor/semi-feral cats. Although our kitties are great at fabric selection and placement, they just can’t operate the sewing machine which is why I enjoy teaching. I am looking forward to getting to know many of you to share ideas, techniques, and questions about quilting, or cats too!

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Hi and welcome from North Carolina!

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    Welcome to the board! My son and dil live in Alexandria and we visit often. So much to do there! Love it.

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    I grew up in Alexandria. How long have you lived there? Are there some good quilt shops in your area?

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    Fun that you have been quilting for some fun years! Waving a big hello from WA state!
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    welcome from SW Virginia

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    Welcome from right down the road (or Route 3) from the beautiful Northern Neck of Virginia

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    Welcome from Vermont!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMerkleFamily View Post
    Welcome from right down the road (or Route 3) from the beautiful Northern Neck of Virginia

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    Hi neighbor, I am right off Rt. 218. Thanks for saying hello. What kind of quilting do you enjoy best?

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    Hello from up 95 a lille bit , in northern MD.

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    Welcome from Oklahoma. I love the story about the cats. Mine always want to test mine before they are finished. Be sure to show us some pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patacata View Post
    Hi neighbor, I am right off Rt. 218. Thanks for saying hello. What kind of quilting do you enjoy best?
    I'm much less experienced than you with only 1+ years of quilting/sewing experience (started after retirement) and have made several totes, duffels, home decor items and am currently working on my 5th quilt. I've completed a few simple lap quilts, an over-sized Bonnie Hunter ORL mystery (there's a great thread on here with lots of participants & pictures) and am in the process of binding a modern queen for my adult son. I'm still in the "I want to try everything" mode and plan to try a collage and an EPP (La Passacaglia) in the near future. After the ORL I feel I can accomplish anything

    I see you like scrappy, Bonnie Hunter style quilting. And paper piecing - where did you take classes for that technique? I'm interested as that will be my next big challenge. What library are you teaching at? I've been to the Crazy Cousin a few times but since I'm a little closer to Richmond, I usually head that way vs. F'burg. I certainly will be up your way the end of September for the Expo!

    Honestly, I'm continuously inspired by the gorgeous finished work shared on this forum - that, and the incredible amount of information shared by so many talented, veteran quilters has been invaluable to me. Always admiring and learning on here - I hope you enjoy the forum just as much. Be sure to join in the great discussions and post pictures - we all love pictures here!

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    Welcome from Sperryville, VA. I participate in the Project Linus group which is based in the Fredericksburg area. You've come to the right place for lots of inspiration. Such talented folks here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patacata View Post
    I grew up in Alexandria. How long have you lived there? Are there some good quilt shops in your area?
    No... I don't live there. My son and daughter-in-law do. Have you ever heard of Del-Ray fabrics in Alexandria? I would love to go to Falls Church some day where Jinny Beyer is- I love her work.

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    Welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from Minnesota!
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