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    New member from Western Australia.

    Hello everyone,
    I live in the South West of Western Australia and I look forward to participating in this forum. Quilting has been a passion of mine for over 30 years, ( I mean, who needs clothes?)
    I hand quilt all my quilts but with 24 large quilt tops waiting to be quilted, I am way behind.
    Perhaps I'll just have to give in and learn to machine quilt.
    Flossie Fewcloes.

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    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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    Welcome, Flossie, from New Hampshire, USA.
    "He who masters the grey everyday is a hero."
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    Welcome, Flossie! That's exactly why I'm learning how to machine quilt!

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. I am a slow hand quilter and had to learn to machine quilt. I found I enjoy FMQing and recently I am having a blast using my ruler foot and quilting rulers.

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    Hi and Welcome fom North Carolina, USA. You've come to the right place for encouragement to work on our UFOs and for all kinds of help in learning new techniques. We have lots of fun stuff also.

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Welcome from Oklahoma. Be sure to show us some of your work.
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    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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    Welcome from New Jersey. I'm a hand quilter as well with quite a few tops waiting to be quilted as well. Starting to explore machine quilting myself. Good luck.

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    Hi Flossie welcome waving from NE Ohio, USA.

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    Welcome from Oregon!
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    Welcome from the Sho-Me State - Missouri - right in the middle of the US.
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    It sounds like you need a quilt along. Invite all your quilting friends over and give each one a quilt to work on! welcome from Texas.

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    Welcome from Long Island NY!

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    Welcome from Virginia . I'm a hand quilter too, but when I get behind, I let my long armers catch me up. I use to think machine quilting was not "authentic" but then the beautiful masterpieces these LA's turn out made me change my mind. I now admire all the artwork we all create, and any tool to help us create more beauties has my vote!

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    If only I could hand quilt faster!

    Quote Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
    Welcome, Flossie! That's exactly why I'm learning how to machine quilt!
    I am terribly nervous of trying machine quilting because in my efforts to try it, I found I knew words that would make a sailor blush, and me too. It was so stressful. I hope you have a calmer outlook. Good luck.

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    Certainly long arm quilters are brilliant at what they achieve but I still feel that a hand quilted quilt is softer.

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    Sounds great but we are mostly hand quilters and consequently we are all in the same boat!

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    Don't terrify me with talk of rulers and FMQ, I'm dreading the thought of teaching myself to machine quilt as it is!!!

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    And good luck to you too! If only I could hand quilt faster! It's the designing and producing the quilt tops that I enjoy most, the quilting is just something that I have to do to finish them.

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    Welcome from Vermont near the Canadian Border.

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