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    Super Member MissyGirl's Avatar
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    Howdy! I am new to this forum and wanted to take a moment to introduce myself.

    I am Missy and I live in South Dakota. I have been quilting for more than 15 years. I taught my mother how to quilt about two years ago. It is really fun watching someone learn to do something like quilting.

    We spend about 2 days a week quilting together. It is always fun.

    I have two daughters, 18 and 19 yrs old. My 18 yo is about to be deployed to Iraq. She is in the army. I am very interested in some different ideas for a patriotic quilt for her for when she comes home from overseas. Any ideas?

    Thank you for having such a great place to gather.

    Take care!

    Missy

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    welcome, waving from Indiana, USA

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario.

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    Hello and Welcome from Northern Indiana ! Glad you joined us :lol:

    THANK YOU to your family for your daughters service !

    As far as patterns, there are so many good ones out there. Maybe some more hints on what she likes, shapes ?

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida!!

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    She really liked the disappearing nine patch but I really wanted to find something different. I am going to do some browing on quilterscache.com.

    I really appreciate all of the wonderful things people say about my daughter's service. It really is heart warming. I definitely feel that she is an amazing person to take on such a huge responsibility. It was her dream to enlist in the army. She makes me proud.

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    Welcome!

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

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

    Thank you for your daughter's service. My daughter returned last September from a year in Iraq with the Army. Before that she spend a year in Afghanistan (glad she was there in that order!)

    Any quilt that you make her would be loved. I sent one over to mine for each deployment and she really enjoyed having a touch of home in her "Hootch". You could just find some Red white and Blue fabrics and make something or find a pattern with stars in it.
    I have a "Family Pride" quilt that I made during her first deployment that I plan on giving her when they get into their first home, (hopefully next month) (She married in June 08 and deployed in August the same year)

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    I am glad too that your daughter went to Afghanistan first. It is such a dangerous place now.

    I think I will probably do a disappearing nine patch with some really pretty batiks. Next weekend I will go to the quilt store to buy the fabric. I really want to have it done in a few weeks.

    Thank you so much for the ideas and for sharing about your daughter.

    Missy

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    Welcome from New Hampshire!

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    welcome from maine

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    Howdy and welcome to the board from Pipe Creek Texas!!! :-)

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    Super Member MissyGirl's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieSkelly
    Howdy and welcome to the board from Pipe Creek Texas!!! :-)
    Where is Pipe Creek? I was born and raised in Dallas.

    Missy

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    I was raised in Dallas too,moved to Ok several years ago to be with my son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jolo
    I was raised in Dallas too,moved to Ok several years ago to be with my son.
    The only thing that I do not like about Dallas is the heat. Here in South Dakota it might get into the 90s but it is never like it is in Texas.

    Missy

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    Welcome from a fairly close neighbor in E. Montana!

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    Welcome From Piedmont SD. 15 miles away from Rapid. You'll love this site!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGSD
    Welcome From Piedmont SD. 15 miles away from Rapid. You'll love this site!
    That is so neat that you live close to me. I do not know very many quilters in this area.

    Are you a member of the Black Hills Quilters Guild? My mom and I just joined.

    Missy

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    Yes I am, were you there last week? They(BHQG) have a meeting tomorrow will you be there? The guild has a wonderful bunch of gals, and most all of them are very helpful and very kind I hope to see you there tomorrow.

    I have to run now and help my husband dig a waterline. I will check back here later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGSD
    Yes, I am were you there last week? They have a meeting tomorrow will you be there?
    No I wasn't there last week. Where and when is the meeting tomorrow?

    Missy

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    It starts I believe at 9 or 9:30am and goes to? I usually leave about 11:00, but some stay sometimes until 1:00. Some also go to lunch together and ask for a show of hands for reservations. Everybody usually takes a little hand project to work on if they want, and others work on project warmth items.

    It is at Faith Lutheran Church, do you know where that is? If not feel free to private message me and I will get directions together for you.
    I better get going my husband left in the tractor and will be waitning on me.

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    Hi! My DS, DDL and DGS live in Rapid City. They have been here all week and are heading back today. I love the quilt shops in Rapid especially the Thimble Cottage and the Quilt Connection. I am so glad that you joined the forum, you will love it. There are so many talented quilters here, I am sure that you will get some great ideas for your quilt. Please thank your DD for joining the service for me and my family. We honor her today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan
    Hi! My DS, DDL and DGS live in Rapid City. They have been here all week and are heading back today. I love the quilt shops in Rapid especially the Thimble Cottage and the Quilt Connection. I am so glad that you joined the forum, you will love it. There are so many talented quilters here, I am sure that you will get some great ideas for your quilt. Please thank your DD for joining the service for me and my family. We honor her today.
    I love those stores too!

    Thank you for your support regarding my DD.

    Missy

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