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Thread: Hi from Texas

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    Red face Hi from Texas

    Hello from hot and steamy Texas - what a time I chose to learn to quilt!! (And what on earth did folks here DO before air conditioning??!) I'm not from here, but I married a Texan, so here I am.

    I'm still working on my very first quilt, and I'm "cheating" on it, as I found a cute baby panel when I visited the quilt store! My sewing machine was in the shop for a tune up, as all I had sewed on it for 25+ years was mending, and I just couldn't wait, so I decided to try hand quilting! And I'm actually enjoying it!

    After I finish this one, I have to take a break to do a wedding present in counted cross-stitch (a request), then I want to try piecing a couple of potholders. Rag quilting also looks quick & fun! I'm extremely hesitant to even consider one of those quilts with what looks like 1,000 little pieces, but I'm trying to keep an open mind. Even the *thought* of triangles scares me, but one step at a time, right?

    Glad to find this board, and look forward to learning alot!

    Nancy in Texas

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    Hi Nancy, welcome from northern California! You have come to the right place to learn all about quilting. There is so much help available and always someone willing to answer questions!
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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Howdy and welcome, Nancy! I'm also in Texas, a bit northeast of the Austin area. Don't be intimidated by lots of little pieces, as SOME of them are easier than they look. My first "real" quilt was a twin-sized Triple Irish Chain. It consisted of sewing together strips, then cutting those sewn strip sets, into blocks! The only "hard" part was making sure the seams matched properly . . . and that just took being careful.
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    Hello Nancy, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    Welcome from WI.

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    Hi from Austin. I hear you on the hot steamy. It is hard to get motivated to make quilts when the weather is so warm.

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    Hi Nancy, welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Hi Nancy ... and welcome! Enjoy your air conditioning... it's hot all the way up here to NY!

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    welcome from The Woodlands area -- yes, it is hot and humid
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    Hello, from southwest of you, close to Victoria.

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    Hi Nancy from Texas and welcome from New Hampshire.

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    Welcome from the California desert.
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    Hi from London Ontario Canada

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    Morning from the UK, don't think I'm envying your weather at the moment! Keep cool!
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    welcome from central texas, keep on quilting and show us your pictures. Welcome to this board there are a lot of wondeful people here.
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    Welcome from NE TX! Glad you found us.
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    Hello Nancy!
    Welcome from Minnesota!

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    Hello & welcome from Colorful Colorado!!
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    ​Welcome to the board from Southern California!


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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