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Thread: Newbie in Illinois (near Chicago)

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    Newbie in Illinois (near Chicago)

    Hello all,

    Thank you so much for allowing me to join the group. I am very new to quilting . . . I have been learning as much as I can on the internet but I must say, I am already addicted! I have been sewing for a while and am not quite sure why I never gave quilting a try. But I am definitely hooked. I look forward to learning more from all of the members here.

    Other hobbies of mine include refinishing furniture and working on vintage sewing machines! I have 2 treadle machines (one fully up and running, one still in the restoration process) and another frozen machine (a japanese clone) that I am hoping to fix up and convert to hand crank. I also have a featherweight which I cherish and baby! She is my favorite one to quilt with!

    Danielle in the suburbs of Chicago

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Welcome from Kankakee, Ill

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    You've come to the right place.....I hope you enjoy the quilting board as much as I do. Welcome from Louisiana!

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    welcome from se TX
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    Hello Danielle, welcome from northern California!
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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Good to have you here ! Welcome from the southwest suburbs of Chicago!

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    Welcome from Colorado. You will find that you have lot in common with a lot of us. Check out the Vintage and Antique Sewing Machine section if you haven't already. We love to tinker with older machines. I also have three treadle machines (one of them I have treadling), and a featherweight.

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    Hello Danielle, welcome from Oklahoma!
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    Hello Danielle ... a bit down state from you (20 mi S of Joliet). Welcome to the board.
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    Welcome from west central Illinois! There's a ton of help and info here. This is as addicting as quilting is.

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    Hi and welcome! I was born and raised in Chicago and used to live in Oak Forest, Illinois before moving out west. Be sure to check out the Vintage Sewing Machine section of the board.

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    Sending a warm welcome from Metamora, Rural area east of Peoria

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    Do you ever go to Peddler's Way in Washington?

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    Sending a warm welcome from Metamora, Rural area east of Peoria

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    Quote Originally Posted by knlsmith View Post
    Do you ever go to Peddler's Way in Washington?

    KNLSMITH

    Yes I do go to Peddlers Way
    . Have occassionally taken a class there. It is a good store and close to home, especially since Cozy closed. Although my favorite store is Piece and Applique in Rochester near Springfield. I am in love with Batiks and they have a great selection. Wide backs go to Ma's Got a Notion in Havanna. They have a great selection. Also had Sue (Ma's) quilt a wall hanging for me....won a "honorable mention in local quilt show. (still my favorite quilt.) I'd post a picture if I knew how but have never learned much about the computer. Even with two quilt stores (Cozy Corner and Cotton Stitches) closing we still have a great choice of quilt stores to go to in our area.

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    Welcome from the other side of Illinois
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    Hi and welcome from Ohio.
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    Hi Danielle!
    Welcome from Minnesota!

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    Hi Danielle! Waving a big hello from Washington!
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    welcome, I used to live in Cary Il just nw of Chicago. You'll get lots of help here feel free to ask!
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