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Thread: New to here and quilting (I hope men are allowed!)

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    I'm new here, and to quilting as well, so thought I would introduce myself. As my topic title says, I hope men are allowed here, since I am one. :) I'm 48 years old, live in Arkansas, and have always loved quilts, so finally decided to dive into the hobby. My wife is an avid machine embroiderer, and my oldest daughter (19) loves to sew, so I have set up our basement as a sewing room for all of us to use. We each have our own workspace and machines - I purchased mine last week and it is a Brother Innovis NX-650Q "Quilt Club" machine. I'm learning on it, and quickly saw that there is a lot to learn! :lol: I finally picked out an easy quilt to begin on, and purchased my fabric and supplies today and have it all washed and dried now. Soon I'll start cutting and piecing and we'll see what comes from it.

    Thank you all for help with what I may ask, and I'm looking forward to learning as much as I can and giving back when I can.

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    Eddie

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    Welcome Eddie from Florida! Male or female, all are welcome, we love pics!

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    Welcome Eddie. There are some great creative men on the site. We'll be gentle with you - ask Genghis Khan. :D

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    Of course men are welcome!
    It's great to see that men enjoy this as much as women!

    Welcome and Hafa Adai from Guam!

    Make sure you show pictures....WE LOVE PICTURES!!!

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    Welcome Eddie, from Oklahoma!! What part of Arkansas are you from? My mom lives down by Mineral Springs and I have an Aunt and Uncle between Paris and Magazine. :D

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    Welcome Eddie, I am fairly new to this board myself & have only been quilting about a year. I did not sew at all before starting to quilt. I have the same Brother machine you have. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do mine.

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    Welcome Eddie, from Southern California. We have several men on this forum and really enjoy the great work they have shared with us!!!

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    *Waves* From Iowa :)

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    Welcome from NY! Sounds like you have a good start and an awesome family. Maybe your wife and daughter are gonna wanna join in the fun too?? :roll: What pattern did you pick out by the way? And Terri's totally right---we LOVE pictures!

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    You know, you can be whomever (or whatever) you want and we'll all believe you. We're a pretty honest bunch, though, so appreciate your open maleness.
    And, of course you're a quilter or this site wouldn't appeal, so WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME!

    I'm a Canadian friend from the western edge of the continent (BC) in the middle of the province. Lots of outdoors and not many quilt shops.
    Have fun with your first quilt and be sure to take a picture of it when you're finished. That piece of advice comes from someone who learned that lesson the hard way.

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    Welcome from NE CA. Glad you joined us, and yes, there are men on board. There's lots of friendly, talented people on board, who will help you in any way they can, just ask.

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    Ooooooo....I'm looking forward to all the family's creations.....and Welcome from Ohio....this is a great site .......:-).....

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    COME ON YOU GUYS!!!! NO MEN absolutely not....No way!!! NO how!!!!!!! This is OUR domain!!!! Only Women can quilt!!! Oh wait ....... GK is an awsome quilter. Hummmm


    Just kidding!!! Of course you are welcomed Eddie. These are amazing talented people and very willing to share. We look forward to your creations.

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    Men not welcome on this board? You need to see the pic of our adorable and extremely talented admin. There are no gender, geographical, or experience bounderies here. So, welcome and enjoy.

    Pam W.

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    Hello and welcome from Canada Eddie! :) It's great to have you join us. :)

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    Hi Eddie Welcome from Mass.

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    Welcome from NC. Men are certainly allowed here. We have several very talented males on this board. You'll fit right in.

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    Hi Eddie, and of course men are welcome, as long as they BEHAVE! LOL

    K x

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    Welcome from NY state :D

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    Welcome from Southern Ontario Canada!

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    Eddie, welcome from Maine. We have all kinds on this board - the very young to the very old (me), men to women, girls to boys, sane to not so sane!!! All are welcome.
    What have you picked for your first pattern?

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    Weclome. :D

    Your work space sounds wonderful.

    Don't forget pictures. We LOVE pictures. :D

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    Welcome Eddie, from Florence. Alabama

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    Welcome from Dallas, Texas.

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    Hi Eddie and welcome from Georgia.

    We do love pics---so how about some pics of the great sewing area you have created for yourself, your wife and your daughter. Lots of us have posted pics of our quilt rooms/studios/corners, etc---we would love to see yours too!

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