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Thread: Hi! I am new and a real beginner!

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    I am a working mom and have always wanted to sew and quilt. I love most types of crafts and do a lot of home redesign and staging. I have never learned to sew and make clothes, but I know that I can enjoy quilting. Last year, I made curtains for my den and they turned out great! I know two ladies who have been quilting all their lives and have been encouraging me to just get started. So I have! I have supplies and a simple pattern as well as a "how to" book. I have also shopped for fabrics and have several ideas. The shopping for fabrics has been really fun! Talk about creativity!
    So, I am looking forward to joining in on your fun and getting to know a mentor or two who can help me out. My biggest issue is having time, but I will find a way to work this into my schedule.
    Thanks for listening!

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    Welcome!

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    Welcome! I started out just the same way. I was an Army wife and I sewed my curtains and stuff where ever we moved then I got to Kansas and ran into some ladies with a quilt and it's been six years and I love it. I still consider myself a beginner. I will say that I joined my local quilt guild and they were scary at first but took me under their wings and showed me how to become a quilter and I haven't looked back. Enjoy what you do and you will be much happier. Christina

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    Thank you!

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    We always find the time for what and whomever we love. 'Glad you're here.

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    Thanks! And you are right....sometimes we just have to dive in and go for it! I have been cautious to get started because of the time factor, but if I don't start somewhere it won't happen!

    So thanks for the encouragement!

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    Hello and welcome from central Alabama. You can do it, just take your time and measure carefully. It will be just fine.

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    Hello from Elizabethtown, KY-welcome!

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    Thanks!

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    Thanks! Great picture!

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    Hello and welcome from California!

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    Welcome! Measure carefully and keep your seams even! After that, the sky is the limit!

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    Welcome, you'll find lots of help and ideas here.

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    Pommom, Hi and welcome from North Carolina!
    I too am a beginner and working mom. I am currently working on my 3rd and 4th quilts. Finding time is a challenge. Well, actually I am quilty of putting off housework that I should be doing and instead quilting all weekend. DH likes to do woodworking in his barn and my daughter that's still at home is 14 and entertains herself. I try and get some of my chores done during the week after work so I can "play" all weekend. Also, its been working out so that every couple of months I take a day or 2 off of work just for myself and I quilt all day which is what I did today.
    Good luck and I'll be looking for future posts with pictures showing all the beautiful quilts you've created.

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    Welcome. I'm pretty new to this quilting board also. Really just got started on it last night but I'm addicted! We were all beginners at one time or another & you will find that other quilters will help you with anything at anytime. But just from experience, if you can take a beginners class, you will benefit greatly from it. I couldn't believe how many short cuts I learned in my first class & then I couldn't take enough quilting classes! You will never stop learning! But have fun doing it!

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!

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    Hello from WV and Welcome to the group
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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario.

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    Welcome from Iowa. You will enjoy it here.

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    Welcome, I think once you start you'll love it. I know how to sew (clothes) but don't like it. However, I love to quilt. There is tons and tons of info on this site if you have questions with stuff. Give me a shout out if you need help.

    I love your Pom's there are so cute. My friend used to have 6 at once. Living puff balls at her feet.

    Take Care :-D

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