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Thread: New guy from WV. Yes I said Guy.

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    New guy from WV. Yes I said Guy.

    My name is Michael or Mike. My first quilt was over 8 years ago, and I have made 4 to date. I made the first one and thought that maybe I should look at a few books on the subject and picked out a sampler quilt as a project. I went thru the book and picked out the patterns I liked. Not knowing that the patterns were for the advanced quilter after I had finished it.

    I have my Grandmother's Star quilt she made in 1922, and it is in bad shape. I wanted to make a copy for myself and kids to have. So I took a class on the star pattern quilt. On the 2nd class meeting I brought in my sampler to show the teacher, and she said to me, " Why are you taking my class, you don't need it"

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    Hi Mike! Welcome to QB, from western Nevada! Lots of guy quilters here!

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    Welcome to the Site.

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    Glad to have you with us! Welcome from the Suburbs of Chicago. FYI - Some of the great quilters are guys.. ! One of the best compliments you can get is "why are you taking this class , you don't need it" ! Hope you post your work in the picture section.

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    Hi Mike.......welcome to the board!

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    Hi Mike!
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    Sure would like to see a picture of that quilt!

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    A hearty southern Kentucky welcome to you Mike. I'm a wanna be quilter who loves the vintage machines out there from times when quilting was a necessity, not just a passion. My Miss Penny is the actual quilter and together we make a great pair. My grandfather quilted by hand back in the 60's when he retired from farming. A man's man, you didn't mess with granddaddy. I'm an open-speaking sewing machine enthusiast at the factory I work in, and enjoy the looks I get when I talk about my hobby to the other men. You can see some examples of my other hobby in my avatar. Ruger revolvers and a smattering of Bond Derringers (arg arg) Don
    Last edited by Tallbald; 11-03-2011 at 08:31 AM.

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    Welcome Michael, Looking forward to seeing some of your work. (and also your grandmother's I hope) Peggy from South Jordan, Utah
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    Welcome Mike from SE Penna.
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    Welcome from the California desert.
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    Hello and Welcome from West Texas!
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    welcome from kansas

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    Hello, and welcome from Michigan!

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    Hello and welcome from the mountains. There are lot of guys who quilt, and you'll find many of them right here.
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    Welcome! We love to see what the guy quilters make. I would love to see a pic of your Grandmother's quilt also. I love the vintage quilts.
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    Will try to post a few pics of my Grandmother's quilt and 2 that I made in the Picture Section.
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    Hello and a warm welcome from Monroe County, West Virginia....You'll love the site.
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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!


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    Hi Mike. Welcome to the board from MO. There is always something for everyone on here. Enjoy!.
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    Welcome from South Carolina !!
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    Hi Mike! Welcome from Minnesota!
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    Hi From Fairmont WV ! Welcome to the Board. Warning it is very addictive!
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    Hello Michael, Welcome from Idaho! Glad you have joined us!
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    welcome Mike,

    don't be shy- or say your here as if being a guy is (un=common) we have quite a few male members- and some of us know many men quilters- my 2 sons and nephew are all 3 quite accomplished quilters- my nephew started == and boy-does he ever challenge me sometimes! and when people say rude things about it i am pretty quick to remind all---MEN HAVE RULED THE TEXTILE WORLD THROUGHOUT HISTORY!!! it is us women who are new to the world of textile arts---since men were the taylors, designers- way back in biblical times.
    so, welcome- show us your quilts so we can oooh and ahh over them and wish we had the same (color-sense) guys seem to have
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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