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Thread: Returning to quilting

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    I am returning to quilting after six years. I did not start making quilts until I was 59 years of age. At 62, I decided to pursue a doctorate degree and went back to school (school came first). As retirement got closer, I realized that I would be crazy to spend my retirement funds paying back student loans so, I took leave from my program. I am retired now (after 35 years of teaching) and trying to adjust to not doing something I really love (teaching). To get back into quilting, I took a course for beginners recently and had to learn to use my Bernina again.

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    Welcome to the Quilting Board and thank you for teaching our kids for so many years. The quilt shop I work for is owned and managed by Lisa, a retired educator.

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    Hi and welcome from another retired teacher. Glad to have you with us.

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    I taught at the university level. There were times when my students acted like they were in grade school.

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    Hi! :) Welcome from Minnesota!

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    Welcome to Iowa. And, you can always find ways to teach (smile).

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