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Thread: Introduce Myself

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    Senior Member brewsa's Avatar
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    Hi Everyone,
    My name is Sharon and I live in the Southern California area. I am a beginning quilter. I have always had an interest in quilting because of my grandma's influence. I just never had the motivation to tackle a project, but in the last few years I have become very interested in quilting. I am a 1st grade teacher, and also like to read in my spare time.

    I like to make quilt tops, but I am not sure how to start quilting once I get the sandwich together. Any hints for a beginner?

    Thank you! I am looking forward to talking with all of you!

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    Welcome from Washington :D

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    I have made tied quilts or hand quilted ones for a long time, but am just learning to machine quilt myself. No hints from me except practice practice practice. And pin a lot.

    There are some pretty good tutorials on sites like youtube. For me it helps to watch someone.

    Oh- and welcome aboard! This is a great site with a very welcoming group of quilters!

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    A big welcome from Ireland. I hope you like it here. Are you intending to hand sew, machine sew, domestic or long arm machine? Ask away and we will try and help you.

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    Welcome from Spain, you will get loads of help here, just ask away.

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    Welcome from NE CA. Glad you joined.

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    *Waves from Iowa* :)

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    Welcome from Missouri! :lol:

    As to how to actually make a quilt, check out the tutorials on this board. :lol:

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    Hi and Welcome from southern Indiana!

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    Hi - Welcome from New Hampshire. Glad you joined us! :D

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    Hi and welcome from Ninnie in NC.
    I hand quilt all of my quilts, but there are a lot on her who machine quilt and you will get a lot of help!

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    Welcome from Ventura County, CA

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    Welcome from SW Iowa. I use basting spray to hold my quilts while I machine quilt them. Good luck with yours and have fun.

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    Welcome from Hesperia, just up the hill from you! Look into a guild near you. They have a good one in Redlands, don't know of any in Rialto, but I've not looked.

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    Welcome from Pine Grove, CA.

    Do not, do not, do not miss the Long Beach International Quilt Show next weekend. It is huge! I don't know which is more wonderful the quilts displayed or the hundreds (yes, you did hear right-hundreds) of vendors with more tempting quilt stuff than you can imagine. For details, google it. I think it starts on Friday and goes through Sunday. I'll be there for sure!

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    Senior Member brewsa's Avatar
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    Thank you so much for the info! I will google it and get more details. Do you go to the show in Ontario, CA? It's called The Road to California and it is usually in January!

    Sharon

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    No, I haven't been to that one. I am actually 8 hours by car away from the L.A. area but my grandson is there! So, I frequently make trips down that way. Road to California is supposed to be a wonderful show, too. I had thought about going to it as well. Maybe, next year.

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    Hi and welcome from another new quilter!

    I took a short beginner course where we quilted via machine. We used special curvy safety pins (made for quilting, the safety pins are bent into peanut shapes) to pin-baste the quilt. They were pinned in places where we would not be stitiching. Then we had a special quilting foot for the sewing machines... and I'm not a machine sewer, so I can't be too detailed here, but there was this trick of pulling up the bobbin thread... best check the tutorials on here.

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    Joan,
    I am trying to decide if I want to go the Long Beach International quilt show or not. I just got back in town yesterday afternoon after being gone for 10 days. I'd love to see all the quilts! I have a friend that will go with me if I decide to attend. Maybe if I go we can meet somewhere? If I go, it will be on Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Joan,
    I am trying to decide if I want to go the Long Beach International quilt show or not. I just got back in town yesterday afternoon after being gone for 10 days. I'd love to see all the quilts! I have a friend that will go with me if I decide to attend. Maybe if I go we can meet somewhere? If I go, it will be on Friday.
    I sent you a PM.

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    Hello and welcome from Madison, Wisconsin. You will love it! Marcine

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    Hi and welcome from Massachusetts.

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    Welcome from north western PA!
    Did you want to hand quilt or machine quilt?
    I'm sure if you ask, you will get good advice here!

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    hello from central nj

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    welcome brewsa, from sunny Florida. we have a lot of great tutorials here. You'll probably get told about them by others. have fun! :D

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