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    Smile Hia

    Hello everyone, I'm Sheila, i live in Aberdeen Scotland and have recently discovered a passion for quilting. I haven't done any sewing in the past having been too busy with work and children. I started making quilts in April this year after buying a Janome 607txl. It was complicated enough for a complete novice. Last month I upgraded to a sapphire 875 which I love - sometimes just to pat but only when the dog isn't looking in case he gets jealous lol! To date I've made nine quilts all trial and error with the help of utube and what advice I can get from others. I've been looking around this quilting board for a while since US definitely seems to be the home of amazing quilters. I like to try all sorts of things but most of all I just like going wherever my imagination takes me. I like to think my work is improving with each quilt but I best banish that thought in case I jinx myself.

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    Welcome from northern California!!! Nine quilts in just a few months!!! You are well on your way.

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    Hi Sheilz and welcome aboard from Quebec city, Canada
    You've done nine quilts already WOW. I started quilting in 2006 and I am working on my third quilt only and I am having fun with my new learning process. We visited Scotland in 2010 for 3 weeks. Nice country you live in!

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    Hello, and welcome from Spring, Texas

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    Welcome from Alaska! I am impressed....nine quilts in such little time...amazing. Do post pictures soon!

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    Hello and welcome Sheila. We were in Aberdeen a few years ago on vacation. What a wonderful country you live in. Hope to someday return for another visit. Sounds like you've really got the quilting bug. You'll find a lot of help and useful information on this forum.
    Miss Rita

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    Welcome from Oklahoma. My name tells you I am transplanted from New England.
    Be sure to show us some of your work. We all love pictures.
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    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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    Thank you all very much for the friendly welcome. I will put up some pics of my quilts when I figure out how to do it! I've never been stateside despite my eldest sis living and married to a Texan. One day perhaps! Scotland - it fits the old adage of good things in little parcels

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    Oops I thought these were small thumbnails! The bottom was my first effort from a jelly roll. All but the baby one are full size. Am working on another at moment. These have all been gifts. Got pics of the missing two. One flying geese all of whom unfortunately were headless by the time I finished with them lol! The other is a baby quilt. I started putting pockets on the baby quilts - the stripy band on the baby one is four pockets which. Thought might be useful for favourite teddies.

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    Hello and welcome! You will love it here at the Quilting Board, everyone is so nice and helpful and it's nice to see what other quilters are doing. You have done a nice job on your quilts! I"m from Michigan and have always had an interest in Scotland. Some day I hope to be able to visit there. Happy quilting!

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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    beautiful quilts. I like your choice of colors. You really did very well in less than a year! I am amazed!

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    Welcome from Halifax, Yorks! ...Love your quilts.....oooohhh I can see you are already addicted..welcome to the board!
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    Welcome from Southern California!

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    Welcome from Illinois! Your quilts are wonderful. I especially like the ones with the patches of flowered and striped fabric, and the little boy's quilts.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Hi Sheila, welcome from northern California! Your quilts are beautiful! Thank you for sharing. You will enjoy it here.
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    Welcome Sheila! Your quilts are beautiful! I just began quilting about 3 weeks ago. Finished a bassinet quilt and now working on a crib quilt. I have about 20 others in my head just need time to do them. I'm just now learning as well so it is kinda slow right now but I'm getting there!

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    Welcome from Pennsylvania. Can't wait to see where your imagination takes you.Best stitches!!!!

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    Hi Sheila, welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from Texas! Great work for such a short time!!

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    Whelp and welcome from eastern PA. I'm so impressed that you have made nine quilts since April!!!!! My head is spinning.... Way to go. They are all beautiful; my favorite is the fourth one. People here are so nice. I'm a newbie too. Looking forward to learning all I can on this site. Keep up the good work...

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    Hi from Ohio! Love your quilts, but thefirst one is my favorite.
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    welcome from se Texas
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    Very Nice Quilts! Welcome from Michigan!

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