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Thread: new to quilting from australia

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    Hello to you all,
    I was introduced to this site by a friend as i wish to start quilting. I have always enjoyed sewing and now that I am retired and the children have flown the coupe, I hope to someday have some spare time ( when we've finished painting the house etc.) I have all the gadgets & fabrics I think I will require to make a start. I've been a "guest" here for a while and picked up some great hints and web sites to help me start off (as well as the books I've also bought) so think I'm ready to give it a go. The one thing that I am impressed with is the help and support that is shown and shared among all of you quilters out there. With me a bit of patience thrown in will be appreicated in advance for the simply basic questions that I will no doubt ask and the help I will ask for the easiest task.
    I have been thinking that a class in quilting may be bennificial, would that be a good idea?
    Cheers everyone

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    Welcome rdem! Ask away, you'll get lots of sound advice here - many of the ladies (and a few gents!) are professional quilters too and lots of others have years of experience. I've learned tons while I've been here. I've never taken a class but do go to a quilt group. I think classes are a personal choice, what I've learned is from books and the internet.

    We love pictures by the way!

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    Junior Member rdem's Avatar
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    thankyou k3n
    have thought about photos but I am technicogically challenged. When I complete my first quilt project I will seek assistance from one of my children :!:
    from rdem

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    *Waves from Iowa* :)

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    Hi and welcome from Mass.

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    Welcome rdem,

    This is indeed a great group. As K said, classes are a personal choice, but I am one who loves them. I learn something new, the instructor usually has several "tips" to share, and you get to see what other people are making. I say go for it!

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    Welcome from NE CA. Glad you joined us. There's lots of friendly, talented people on board who will help in any way they can, just ask-there are NO stupid questions.

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    welcome from WA

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    Hello, and welcome from Missouri, in the center of the US. I LOVE classes because I actually get more done! And I learn the latest techniques for a process.
    There are so many online helps now, but I personally like the interaction with a teacher. (Maybe being a retired teacher has something to do with it :? )
    Remember, the only dumb question is the un asked one! :lol:

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    Welcome from Roscoe, Illinois.

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    Welcome, rdem! Great group of people here.

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    Hi from Ninnie in NC

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    Welcome from Southern California

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    Hello and Welcome :D :D :D

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    Hi and Welcome from southern Indiana!!

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    welcome from New York.

    tomorrow i'm shipping a quilt and a handbag to a friend in australia.

    she's giving the quilt to her sister for a house warming gift and the handbag is for her to enjoy.

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    Welcome from SW Iowa and glad to have you here. A quilting class could be fun and informative.

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