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    Hello,
    My name is Nicol Bair and I am new to this Quilting Board. I have been a quilter for over 16 yrs. I love to look, make and collect the quilts. I am the only one in my family that I know of that has ever made any quilts. My aunt, whom just passed away from cancer last June, was the only one in my family that was interested and collected them. I miss her everyday, and honestly it doesn't seem to get any easier as time passes. Shortly after she died, my mother, her only sister died.
    I am hoping to one day be able to afford a Durabuilt shed out back to use as my quilting/craft barn. Since the death of my mom and aunt, the depression and anxiety has dormant me to the house, and I have no room to craft inside my home right now. So,,,I am not trying to bring anyone down to my self-pity, and I am sorry if I did.
    I love to make quilts, make wedding cakes and tole-paint.

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Hello Nicol, welcome from northern California! You will enjoy it here.
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    Welcome from TX. Time will heal we just don't know when. Sorry for your loss. Maybe hand sewing something small would be helpful. You will enjoy this board and the wealth of knowledge.
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    Hello nichol. I felt I had to write you to welcome you as well as share something with you......my sweethearts last name is the same as yours. I have known him for almost 5years and have never seen anyone with the same last name. Anyway I hope you know we all welcome you!
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    welcome from se TX
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    Welcome, Nicol! Losing loved ones takes a lot of healing, so just give yourself time.

    There are many crafts which take very little room; maybe you could learn one of those, to help ease your pain. I keep my crochet projects in tote bags, to carry around with me. Even though you don't have room to spread out, you can still do quilting. If you have room to set your sewing machine, just make up your mind to make it happen! You can cut fabric, on the kitchen table. Store your fabrics and "in progress" projects, in stacking plastic bins. Concentrate on smaller projects, like crib quilts or wall hangings . . . or just work on quilt tops, which can be quilted later. If quilt tops seem too large, just work on quilt blocks.

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    Hello Nicol, welcome from Oklahoma!
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    Welcome from the low country - if ANYONE can make you feel better, the people on this board are it!! Keep the faith and remember that everything happens in it's own time, and yours is coming!

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    Hi Nicol & Welcome from Florida. I'm so sorry for the loss of your aunt & your mother. Many of our members sew on their kitchen or dining table & perhaps you could make some small blocks for potholders.
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    Welcome from Michigan! I agree with IfStamper, find some hand sewing to do until you can find that 'special space'.
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    So sorry for your losses. You say you can't quilt in your home. So where are you quilting? I don't mean to sound pushy, but if you're depressed, and of course you are with your losses, you need to help yourself. The best way to do that is to immerse yourself in things that give you pleasure. If quilting is one, then find a place to quilt in your home. Or find some kind of sewing or crafting you can do in your home. This is a must. I've been through losses, terrible losses, and it takes time for things to get easier. In the mean time, well --- call them hobbies if you must --- but they were my lifesavers, the places where I could go and lose myself for a little while. They kept my sanity. You need them.

    Write back to us if you need any help or ideas in setting up a small quilting space, or ideas about hand work or crafts you can do. We're here to help.
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    Hello Nicol & Welcome to the Quiting Board from the state of Washington!!
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    Hi Nicol!
    Welcome from Minnesota!
    This quilt board will definitely brighten your spirits!!
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