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    I am new to the forum as well. I have been interested in quilting for a number of years. My aunts quilted when I was a child and I loved the art form. I made my first quilt when I was 12 (a long long time ago). However, it was an appliqué and I never learned to piece. My granny and I quilted it together in lap frames after stretching it on her big frame.

    I put quilting and crafts away for a number of years because of my career and when I received the gift of my first grandson last year, picked up the craft again. I made and hand quilted a baby quilt for him (bowties and duckies). Half applique and half pieced, the corners weren’t perfect but it was made with lots of love. His mom was pleased as punch with it and has taken his photo lying on it.

    My Mother in law was a quilter. She won some awards for her work, but has now slipped into the world of Alzheimer’s. A sad journey for anyone but watching a quilter was especially painful. As the only quilter in the family, I have inherited a large stash of fabrics and tools. I need to learn to use them.

    When I think of quilts, I think of the love sewn in them and how sleeping beneath them is like being held in that love while we rest. I look forward to meeting some of you.

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    Hi Vicki, Welcome and waving from Arkansas! I can't wait to see a few of your projects. I now care for my MIL who has advanced Alzheimer's. It's really sad but she has the most amazing spirit.

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    Hello Vicki and welcome from northern California! You will enjoy it here!

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

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    Hi and welcome from In.

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    Hi Vicky, I inherited my dh`s grandmothers quilt frame and the memories of her are always with me. I still have a few of her quilts as she passed on 20 yrs or more ago. they are put away. I know you`ll love quilting, its a wonderful passion to acquire.. Welcome to the board

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

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    Hi Vicki, welcome and Happy Holidays from Minnesota!

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!

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    Welcome from Nevada!

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    Welcome from Oklahoma! :)

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    Welcome from NC!

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    Hello Vicki! Welcome from Michigan.

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    Welcome from Kansas!

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    Hello from Western Maryland !!

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    Welcome from Arkansas!

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    Hi and Welcome from central New York State!

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    Welcome from British Columbia!

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    Hi from Ohio! Sorry about your mother-in-law.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!!

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    Hello Vicki and welcome from Chattanooga! Happy quilting...

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