Hi from Oz

Old 11-29-2012, 10:07 PM
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Hi from downunder. I hated dressmaking when younger - could never get anything made to fit me - and could never sew a straight line. But since I started patchwork 6 years ago sewing has taken on a whole new meaning and I really enjoy it.

We live in a very small country town in southern NSW (pop 200 on a good day) and travel approx 50km to do our shopping, medical etc. So it is very quiet here and patchwork provides a really relaxing, inspiring, frustrating way to spend a day. That is, when we are not looking at the hills and lakes all around us.

I love scrappy quilts - but I don't quite know yet how all those scraps seem to come about. They just seem to grow overnight.

Anyway - looking forward to meeting you all here and sharing and learning.

Cheers Chris
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:18 PM
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Hello and welcome from Perth, Western Australia. I too hated dressmaking and sewing classes when I was growing up....my home economics teacher was astounded that it took me a year to make a pillowcase. Funny how we get bitten by the patchwork and quilting bug.....my spare time is devoted to the search and find of fabric and a vast collection of magazines, books and patterns...I love watching a quilt come together out of all the bits and pieces.

This board is a wonderful forum for discussion, learning and sharing....don't think there's a time I've dropped by and not been inspired, amazed or amused and I always pick up tips and gems of information that make those tricky quilting moments a whole lot easier. I'm sure you'll enjoy being part of our group. Happy quilting and look forward to seeing some of your work.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:24 AM
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Hi and welcome from South Africa!

Also hated sewing when I was younger but lived in a very small place that had very few dress shops so had to learn if I wanted something new to wear. Once I discovered quilting the dressmaking stopped Luckily I have moved and can now buy clothes!!
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