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    new member from Flagstaff, AZ

    Hi, my name is Jill and I live in Flagstaff, AZ. I was an elementary school teacher for 35 years and retired about 3 years ago. I should be doing lots of quilting projects but I seem to be spinning my wheels. I've done some sewing for my 3 year old granddaughter but need to get going on my 20 plus quilt projects! Any ideas on getting my butt in gear would be appreciated! I am a fabriholic (just ask my husband!), but I am sure I have a lot of fellow members in that club! I joined to find out new things and to get help. I really would like to take a workshop or class from Freddy Moran, but I can't seem to find out about them until they have passed! If you know how I might contact her or get a schedule for 2014 or 2015, please let me know. Also if you have made her "Garden Party Ladies" quilt, I would like to have an idea on how to start, fabric supply list, etc. I guess the idea of not having cutting directions scares me a little.Look forward to hearing from you.

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    Hi from Tennessee - welcome to this wealth of information!
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    Howdy and welcome, from Texas!

    As for getting your butt into gear, just start with the smallest, simplest project. Finishing a project usually motivates me to start something new.
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    Hello, and welcome from Texas

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    Hi Jill Welcome to the forum from NE Ohio.

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    Hello Jill, welcome from northern California!
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    Welcome! I've enjoyed reading about Freddy Moran, but was unable to come up with any contact info. You might try contacting local quilt shops, as far away as you are willing to go, to see if they can't give you any suggestions. Good luck!

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    Thanks for the idea!

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    Welcome from Alaska! What has worked for me is making a list of all my projects and then breaking out what needs to be done. Then depending on my mood I look at the list and start on a piece. Gets me started and normally I get more done than planned. My other tip I learned on here (I think) is to finish two wip's in order to start a new one. That was like magic and got me moving.

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    Hi and welcome from Ft. Myers, FL. I would love to finish anyone of my started quilts. Plus, make my new grandson a baby quilt !! Kind of hard when I babysit him 11 hours a day.

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    Welcome from OHIO! A great place to start is by following a you tube video of Jenny's from Missouri Star Quilt Co or by taking a Craftsy class where you can follow along from beginning to end. There's a wealth of info here on the board as well. Just jump in...
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    Greetings from Glendale, AZ!

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    Hello and Welcome from Eastern PA! . Happy quilting!

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    Welcome from WI. We have relatives in Phoenix.

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    Hi Jill - welcome from Flagstaff and Glendale AZ. It was exciting to see a post from Flagstaff. I live here in the summer and Glendale in the winter. I too have to kick my self a little to get going on a new quilt, and I am a slow quilter which drives me a little crazy - too much of a perfectionist. I quilt with some other gals, who are also here for the summer, for a shelter for battered and homeless women. Would you like to join us on a Monday morning? I also play bridge with Flag gals, some of whom are teachers here.

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    I have been retired for 1 year now and after a month of only eating and sleeping I began to dig in the fabric. I keep scraps handy so I piece as I watch TV. One day a week I go to the local quilt shop to sew with them. That gives me an outing with the girls and NO husband and dog to deal with > I do love them but my fabric calls my name. Hugs

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