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Thread: My Quilting Journey

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    Hello, I'm Jean from Tampa Bay Florida. I've been quilting for just a year. I'm working on a project, making quilts for my 5 siblings (as a surprise to each recipient). i completed the 3rd of these "legacy" quilts last week, sent it to my older sister in NC on Monday. (She received it Wednesday). My work is not perfect but I'm proud of my accomplishments so far, especially consdering the fact that I'm legally blind/visually impaired. I know there is debate re: hand-sewn vs. machine-sewn quilting. My hand-sewing skills have deteriorated so, it wuuld be impossible for me to make a qullt were it not for my trusty sewing machine. As it is it's nearly impossible for me to thread ordinary needles. I use a device to thread the machine needle, and EZ threading needles for the little hand sewing I do. I've also developed some adaptive skills since taking up quilting and I've availed myself of much online information. In addition to the quilts, I've also made some quilted Christmas wall hangins and mini-purses, and I'm working on an art quilt design. I love quilting!

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    welcome from Rhode Island

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    Jean, welcome from Washington. We would love to see pics of your work. We are all big fans of each other. You will love it here!

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    Hello, welcome and happy quilting from Germany!

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!

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    Thanks for welcoming me in. I will share pics soon.

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    A big welcome from East Texas. I look forward to seeing your pictures.

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    Hello from North Carolina. Blessings. Ruth

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    Hello eurogirl, Have you seen this video of Diane Rose? She is blind and she quilts. Here is a link to a video on youtube if anyone is interested in seeing it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lfaSmDxVZQ
    Welcome to the group..
    Happy Stitchin' Linda B. on the Cal-Ore border

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    Welcome and hello from Oklahoma

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    Welcome from Michigan

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    Hello and welcome from Japan!!!

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    Welcome and Howdy from Kentucky!

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    Hello, and welcome from Michigan!

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    Hi from Ohio! Would love to see pictures!

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    Welcome and waving from Arkansas. We are happy to have you join in the fun. Please post pictures. We love to share our work.

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    welcome!

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    Welcome from Michigan.

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    Welcome from Salt Lake City, Utah.

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    hello from wisconsin. I applaud your efforts!

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    Welcome from northeast Georgia. Most of us use a sewing machine to make our quilt tops, and many of us send the tops out to be machine quilted on a longarm machine. That doesn't make them any less a quilt! You go, girl!

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    Hello Jean and welcome from Nevada!

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    Welcome from Lake Havasu City, AZ

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    Hi Jean :) Welcome from Minnesota!

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    Hi and welcome from Arkansas!

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