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    Hi Ya'll :)

    Hi!

    I'm Shana (Sh-Ann-Nah) I have very fond memories of playing under my Grandmother's quilting frame, and have managed to teach myself the basics.

    I share a home in North East Texas with my younger sister and our 13 dogs & 2 cats. No the dogs aren't all ours We work with a giant breed dog rescue and most of them are foster dogs!

    I recently lost my job, so I'm taking this time off as a chance to improve my skills I taught myself to machine applique, and I am currently working on Sunbonnet Sue & Overall Sam Wall Hangings for a fundraiser for the dog rescue.

    I desperately want to take a class or join a guild to figure out what I'm doing wrong, and why I struggle so badly with matching points! Unfortunately there is only so much you can teach yourself! I started my fabric closet in high school and it gets a little bigger with every sale at Hancock's lol

    I've done a dozen or so crib quilts, and several full size rag quilts. I've got a sunbonnet sue queen size top that I need to quilt, but just haven't had the nerve to attempt yet and I still sleep under my first 9-patch queen size quilt that I tied in High School lol

    I just bought a big portion of the estate of a major Jill of all Crafts, including a beautiful Grace Quilt frame with a partially finished whole-cloth quilt already on it. I got dozens of new pattern books, kits of the month and templates. Can't wait to start using all of it!!

    I look forward to getting to know ya'll and learning new things

    Shana

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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada. I hope you can find a new job but in the mean time enjoy your new hobby.

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    Hello Shana, welcome from northern California! You will enjoy it here, there is lots of help available and lots of friendly people.
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    A big SHO-ME welcome from Missouri. Sounds like you are on a great start!
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    Hi Shana, welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Howdy and welcome, from another Texan!
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    Welcome from Louisiana Happy you have joined us!

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    Hello Shana, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    A warm welcome from North Central Washington. I just got laid off after 18 years at the same company due when they closed our location. I'm making lemonade out of lemons by using the extra time to quilt! Good luck in your job search and thanks for doing dog rescue.
    ...cuz I said sew! www.sallysaw.blogspot.com

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Thanks for the warm welcome!

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    welcome from suburbian se TX
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    Hello Shana!
    Welcome from Minnesota!
    Glad you've joined us!

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    Welcome to the QB from North Carolina. You're going to love it here
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    Welcome from Michigan!
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    Hi Shana and welcome! Have you watched any of the Missouri Star Quilt Co tutorials on youtube? They're addicting!

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    Welcome from South Louisiana. You can learn a lot from the tutorials and from simply asking here. Someone or two or three will give you advice. Good luck in your job search.
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    Hello from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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    Hello and welcome from Perth, Western Australia....(a very wet and stormy Perth today....our phone's out, but the internet survives Yay!).

    Every time I visit here I learn something new....with the QB a mass of books and Youtube there's not much you miss out on.

    Great to hear of your efforts with giant breed dog rescue. About a year ago pet shops here were full of Mastiff/Mastiff mix puppies....now there are so many of them looking for new homes its tragic.

    Anyway....happy quilting!

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    Welcome! I, too am a self learned quilter. Everyone here taught me so much. Including how to match up points. Just ask and help will come.
    Happy Quilting.

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    Welcoem from Texas!

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