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    New and happy to be here

    Hello all,

    I'm new here and I'd like to introduce myself. I'm a self taught quilter that is recovering from stage three breast cancer. I'm happy to say I've kicked cancer's butt but I'm only eleven weeks out from my last radiation treatment. Ugh. I'm ready to start quilting and sewing again but my old bod isn't so I'm going to live vicariously through you guys for awhile! Lol. I belong to two chapters of one of the best quilt guilds in Missouri (Booneslick Trail Quilters Guild day and night chapters) and a small guild that meets at my favorite hometown quilt shop Rooster Creek. They're amazingly good people with a shop that's just as good as they are. I Love all manor of quilts and patterns! But my favorite kind is hand piecing and hand quilting when my old paws will let me! Lol. I'm also working on learning to machine quilt . . . now that's a trip! There are days I think I've learned more cuss words than stitches!! Lol. It's not as easy as it looks but I keep getting better each time I practice!!

    I'm eager to meet everyone, share what I know and learn what I can. I'm a happy soul with an addiction. And that addition is fabric, quilting and quilters!! Nice to meet you and I hope to talk to you soon!

    Stash-Buster109
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 04-19-2018 at 12:50 PM. Reason: remove shouting/all caps

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Hi Stash Buster,
    I too, am new here. I love quilting and am still pretty new to it. All my life I have admired quilting/quilters and am just now getting a chance to learn.

    Congratulations on kicking cancers' butt! You go girl!

    ~Pam

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    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
    I'm one year from diagnosis and am cancer free. Glad you are as well. I know just what you mean about the bod not being ready
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    high fiveing a BC sister!! Long may you rule

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    Hi & Welcome!

    It's fun to learn a new technique and master a challenge. Best wishes to you as you begin your quilting journey again.

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    Hi and welcome from North Carolina. Congrats on beating that Cancer! Very best wishes and prayers for your continued rehab. You'll have great fun on this site. These quilters post pictures of their masterpieces all the time. (Not me. I just do small baby and kids quilts for charities and I don't even have a way to post pictures.)

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    Welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from Wyoming.
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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Welcome from Oklahoma. Glad to have you here.
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    Welcome from sunny Arizona! Wishing you the best with your BC recovery and don’t worry - you will bounce back from the radiation soon.

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    Thank you!

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    Hey Pam, Nice to meet another newbie. Yup I kicked cancer's butt and now I'm going to put my energies into learning more than I know now about quilting as soon as my body and mind can get it's act together! LOL. Thank you for the well wishes!
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    Here here Rhonda K!! I'm putting the wheels back on the bus right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumbelina View Post
    Welcome from NE Ohio.
    Thanks NE Ohio!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SillySusan View Post
    Hi and welcome from North Carolina. Congrats on beating that Cancer! Very best wishes and prayers for your continued rehab. You'll have great fun on this site. These quilters post pictures of their masterpieces all the time. (Not me. I just do small baby and kids quilts for charities and I don't even have a way to post pictures.)
    Hi SillySusan! Thank you for the prayers and well wishes. Beating cancer was no fun but I'm a tough old bird that refuses to be be sick or as my father in law says "Cancer you picked on the wrong Sarah!" Lol. Cracks me up every time! Lol. It's still a bumpy ride but it's getting better everyday. Sadly my jokes are still bad and I see no hope for them getting any better!

    I can tell I'm really going to like being out here where I can live through everyone else's quilts until I can get back to sewing/quilting myself. I've already looked at some of the pics out here and almost crashed my laptop with drool! There are some very talented people here. Hope to see you around and thanks again for the kind welcome!
    StashBuster109-Sarah

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
    I'm one year from diagnosis and am cancer free. Glad you are as well. I know just what you mean about the bod not being ready
    Thanks Nancy, I'm so glad to hear about you being a year out from diagnosis and cancer free!!! Woot Woot!! Yes it's been a real bumpy road trying to get back to a new normal physically, mentally and emotionally but I'm getting there one laugh at a time. But it's just so much slower than I thought it would be!! I'm so glad you understand what I mean because it seems like as soon as they announced that I was cancer free people thought it was all over. Nope! Lol. I still have treatment until August. I'm so glad for your post. Why? Lol. You made my day ladybug!!
    StashBuster109--Sarah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda K View Post
    Hi & Welcome!

    It's fun to learn a new technique and master a challenge. Best wishes to you as you begin your quilting journey again.
    Hey Pam, Nice to meet another newbie. Yup I kicked cancer's butt and now I'm going to put my energies into learning more than I know now about quilting as soon as my body and mind can get it's act together! LOL. Thank you for the well wishes!
    Sarah

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    high fiveing a BC sister!! Long may you rule
    Right back at ya!!! It's a great feeling to beat cancer isn't it!!! Long may you rule too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    high fiveing a BC sister!! Long may you rule
    Right back at ya!!! It's a great feeling to beat cancer isn't it!!! Long may you rule too!

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    Welcome! I'm so happy for you beating cancer!!! This board is loads of fun and just as addicting as quilting!

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