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Thread: Jackie From Alabama

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    Jackie From Alabama

    I am very new to quilting. I truly got into it because I bought a new embroidery machine. I went into the sewing machine store to buy just a good straight sewing machine. Well, true to form, I got suckered into the embroidery machine section. I ended up buying a machine on a same as cash basis. The rest is history.
    I wanted to buy the machine because I had a cross stitch project that I wanted to make into a quilt. I'd even gone as far as taking quilting lessons 5 year prior (2007) as a learning curve to the quilt. I made a table runner in the classes. Then I had to finish my cross stitch squares - it was a teddy bear alphabet. Between horses and my husband's illnesses therefore requiring my attention, the cross stitch and quilting took a back seat.
    In the beginning of this year, after finishing the cross stitch squares, I got serious about finishing it. I finally finished it in May of this year after getting my embroidery machine that also does regular sewing - magnificently I might add.
    From there, I did all kinds of quilt squares and sent my first machine embroidery quilt to a long time friend of mine in Vermont. I've learned how to do the stabilizing backing much better since then. I've met a friend who is an expert in quilting and machine embroidery. I am in every true sense addicted as anyone could be. My mind keeps swirling with ideas.
    I'll post pictures in the picture section. Happy quilting everyone !

    Jackie in Alabama

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Hi Jackie and welcome from New Hampshire
    Hope your husband is well now.

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    Welcome from Western New York.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Thanks but he passed away in February of 2009 at age 96. Still too soon no matter how old they are. I've been to Keene ! I used to ski in Vermont. I could see Manadnock (spelling) from where we skied as kids.

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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Hello Jackie and welcome from the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Hi I'm from Co and want to welcome to the group. I am new to the embroider on the machine too, Why I bought one when I enjoy hand embroider so much I will never figure it out. LOL
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    Welcome Jackie from Connecticut
    Last edited by lighthouse; 10-21-2012 at 12:55 PM.

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    Hi Jackie and welcome from South Louisiana. I am very sorry about your husband.
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    Hi Jackie, welcome from northern California!
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    Hello Jackie, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    Welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    welcome from se TX
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    Hello and welcome from Minnesota!
    Oh, Jackie, you've been bitten by the quilt bug!
    Have fun!

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    Hello from Michigan!
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    Welcome from NY!!

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    Hi Jackie from Alabama! Welcome to Quilting Board, dig in, have fun, and be careful! This stuff is addicting!
    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blogs/m...ear-79671.html

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    Hi Jackie. Welcome from MI. I just started to quilt too. It definitely is addictive but oh so much fun!

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    welcome from Colorado.
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