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Thread: Iowa Newb

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    Iowa Newb

    I didn't finish my 8th grade apron because I hated my Home Ec teacher. I just turned 50, and I need a creative outlet. My baking habit is causing my friends and family to expand! I know there is a wealth of experience in this group, and I am excited about embarking on this adventure. I'm prewashing my first fabric for a Simplicity butterfly rag quilt. Wish me luck!

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Rag quilts are a lot of fun. At any rate, Welcome to the board from friendly Alabama

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Hello Imaladybiker! Your introduction is hilarious!! I'm also new, both to quilting and to this board --- I don't know if I'm posting things correctly, so I hope this gets to you!
    Welcome from WV!!

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    welcome from se TX -- I wonder how many of us were turned off to sewing by 8th grade home ec?? My mother finished my skirt for me -- I took up sewing again about 10 years later and made some of own clothes for awhile -- but quilting is a joy!!
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    ImaLadyBiker--hello and welcome from an Iowa Girl! Glad you can join in--you won't regret it.
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    Welcome from Arkansas! Enjoy!

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Hello and welcome from northern California!
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    Welcome from Tennessee. I made a quilt for a challenge last year: "Travel Poster"...mine was "Ice Fish Okoboji." Iowans would appreciate it more than anyone. Know of any quilt shows in IA? Can't enter it in the state fair, it's just for Hawkeyes.

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    Hello and welcome from Minnesota!
    Have fun with your first quilt!!! It will be a masterpiece!

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    Hello, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    Welcome from Adrian, MI

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    Hi and welcome, were you in my sewing class in junior high. The whole class hated the sewing teacher because she was mean, mean, mean. We had to make a jumper and where it to school one day. I guess that was her way of getting her brownie points with the principal. You have given me inspiration because my baking is making me get larger and larger, a quilt will just keep the receiver warm.
    Create something beautiful from scraps.

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    Welcome from North Carolina. I think you will enjoy it here and quilting.

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    Eighth grade home ec almost did me in, too. Thankfully by second semester my teacher realized that my taste was NOT pink and teddy bears, and had me make some simple things for the veterans and senior citizens rather than stuff I would have just given away. The fabric from the skirt that never got made in HS home ec turned into a beautiful quilt last year, it only took 14 years! Thankfully when I started quilting I fell into a supportive group of ladies, Hope you enjoy the adventure!

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    welcome from dubuque iowa. if it wasn't for quilting i would be bored with retirement lol

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