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Thread: Hi from Sunny San Diego

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    I registered a little while back, when I first got the quilting bug, but haven't had much time to actually read and post much. Working part time eats up enough of my time that I'm just now getting around to the intro part!

    I'm 44, married, and love to sew, photograph and learn new skills. I've got a wonderful hand sewn quilt that is Red and White, that my grandmother made. She was born in 1892, in Ohio. I have it stashed away, and have not identified the pattern yet, but fondly remember the hand stitching on it, from when it was on her bed. Gram taught me to sew my first buttons, and I was lucky enough to have her even sew me some outfits to wear when I was a kid. Being 75 when I was born, I never was quite old enough to really ask her more about quilting before she was gone. There was one other quilt she had, which I've handed down to my neice, who had never met her great grandma Leah. I hope she still has it, since I had given it to her when she was a teen, I hope she treasured it as I have the red and white one.

    I am new to quilting, and plan on starting out with a Rail Fence as my first project, and working my way up to squares and then triangles. I was fortunate enough to get many rulers from an estate of a quilter named Roberta Stockton, here in La Jolla/San Diego. I also was able to get many books and magazines to help me on this journey, so now I just need to get more fabric!!!

    My first major fabric purchase was 75 Fat Quarters from an eBay seller, and I was able to get them for less than 1 each! +shipping. I lovingly have washed and ironed them all, and sliced several into 2 1/2" strips... as well as 3 1/2" blocks..

    We are fortunate to have a nice number of fabric stores here in SD, and I made a nice trip there a month or so ago to the Discount Fabrics store on Adams Ave. It was a fun experience, and I wanted so much more than I could afford!


    I look forward to getting to know more people here, as the postings I've seen so far show a wide and varied group of warm hearted, giving souls who help each other in this ever expanding sea of fabric!

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    Welcome from Idaho!

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    Hello - I'm a neighbor, North County. And you're right, we have a lot of nice shops here. Will you be going to the SD Quilt Show starting Sept 16th? I'm thinking about it.

    I'm also am participating in the pillowslip project. We've probably exceeded our goal by now - don't you think?

    Have you thought about adding a sleeve to your grandmother's quilt and hanging it on a wall? It would make a nice exhibit and you could admire it every day. Something to think about.

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    HI welcome from Kentucky

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    Hi from Sunny Scotland

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    Hello from Ohio.

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    Welcome from southeastern PA!

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida!!

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    Welcome from La Quinta CA.

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    Welcome from Louisiana :-D

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    a warm welcome from KY, I grew up in La Mesa, mother and one sister still live there. lots of nice shops, and most have great quilt classes, so much to see and do there in SD LOVE IT!

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    Thanks to all the warm hellos and welcomes!
    I go to sleep and there when I wake are all these sweet replies!

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    I lived in La Mesa for about 9 years, just below Lake Murray, it is a very nice community, and I liked the close access to the freeway 8 that I had there. I'm just a few miles NW now, and like the community of Serra Mesa just as well, or better. At least here, we are in a muuch larger place, so I now can have a room just for my books/sewing/clothes/beads.. :) It's a small bedroom, already full of things, and needs organizing so I can get my sewing machine and fabric set up in there! Fortunately I have a window, and table and filing cabinet ready to go, just to get to it though, is almost a chore :)

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    Gram was from Springfield, and a Drummond, geneaology research there has been great, so many families and histories.
    She lived in several cities over the years that I can remember,
    Akron, Mechanicsburg, Cincinnati of the top of my head. Her mother was a Shuck from Gallia County.

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    Hello cousin! :) Quite possibly, I'm English, Irish, Scot and German...!

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    Hey Sew Crazy Girl! I hadn't known about the next quilt show, I might be able to go, my work schedule is weekends only after Labor Day, until it cools off (Pool Monitor for a HOA) so if I have any time to go, I might.

    As far as the challenge goes, last time I checked in a couple weeks ago it was only at about 112somethingK donated. Right now, 136,341 so we are in desperate need of more to meet the challenge! The site if others haven't heard of or visited is allpeoplequilt.com which I've seen mentioned here on the board somewhere.

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    Hey Patty Patches, I've been accused of sounding like I'm from Kentucky! Even though I'm a born and bred Southern Californian! :)

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    Hey Carrie Ann, love the poochie pic, hope baby behaves and doesn't chew your fabrics!!! Mine lays at my feet while I'm sorting fabric, hoping for a treat or a walk! I've got a terrier mix, that looks like an overgrown Jack Russell Terrier, but she's actually APBT I think! Or part Staffie, not sure!

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    Welcome to the board from Ventura County!!!!

    Used to live in San Diego, Clairmont and then Pacific Beach. DH was in the Navy. That was 1990-1992.
    My Daughter just graduated with her Masters from Point Loma Nazarine and my son is in the Navy stationed at North Island.
    Love the San Diego area!!

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    Welcome from Ireland

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    Welcome from beautiful SW Colorado. I love San Diego, it is my favorite vacation destination.

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    Hi, welcome from Minnesota!

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. Glad to have you here.

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