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Thread: Beginner Quilting Lessons

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    I am from Baytown, Texas and if you know someone who give quilting lessons please let me know.

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    Have you tried your JoAnn's store?

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    Look in the local weekly paper, too-- my church sponsors a Quilter's Bible Study two Sundays a month (in fact, I'm the leader of it) so there may be a local equivalent there.

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    yep, try Senior Centers too. and ask at your library or quilt shops in your area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    Have you tried your JoAnn's store?
    Yes but the only JoAnn's is 50 miles from my house. I work over by the JoAnn's store but they give lessons during the week while I am at work. I was trying to find someone close to by house so I could take my machine and learn on it and hopefully be able to do it on the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcialb
    Look in the local weekly paper, too-- my church sponsors a Quilter's Bible Study two Sundays a month (in fact, I'm the leader of it) so there may be a local equivalent there.

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    Thanks Marcia I will do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    yep, try Senior Centers too. and ask at your library or quilt shops in your area.
    Never thought about that. I am afraid if I go to a Senior Center I will want to adopt and grandma or grandpa. :D

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    Some quilt shops offer evening classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wantabe quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    yep, try Senior Centers too. and ask at your library or quilt shops in your area.
    Never thought about that. I am afraid if I go to a Senior Center I will want to adopt and grandma or grandpa. :D
    Nothing wrong with that. They would really enjoy your company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweeterthanwine
    Quote Originally Posted by wantabe quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    yep, try Senior Centers too. and ask at your library or quilt shops in your area.
    Never thought about that. I am afraid if I go to a Senior Center I will want to adopt and grandma or grandpa. :D
    Nothing wrong with that. They would really enjoy your company.
    As well as I would. My Grandmother was my best friend from the time I was 18 years old until her passing. Older people have so much wisdom and knowledge. I think more people shoud visit Senior Citizens Home's just to say hello and but a smile on their faces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wantabe quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    yep, try Senior Centers too. and ask at your library or quilt shops in your area.
    Never thought about that. I am afraid if I go to a Senior Center I will want to adopt and grandma or grandpa. :D
    And that is bad, why?

    My best friends over the years have been way older than me. They are all gone now. You can learn so much from older people. LOL 'Older people' is now me.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb44
    Quote Originally Posted by wantabe quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    yep, try Senior Centers too. and ask at your library or quilt shops in your area.
    Never thought about that. I am afraid if I go to a Senior Center I will want to adopt and grandma or grandpa. :D
    And that is bad, why?

    My best friends over the years have been way older than me. They are all gone now. You can learn so much from older people. LOL 'Older people' is now me.....
    It is not bad at all. lol I am also one of those older people now.

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    Does your local quilt guild have beginner lessons?

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    Also, sometimes colleges offer continuing education classes for all kinds of topics: quilting, computers, photography etc.

    That's where I took my first two classes. They were great. One was for a T-shirt quilt and the other was a rail fence. Both were very basic and from A to Z basics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doreen
    Does your local quilt guild have beginner lessons?
    I just found out they even had a guild in my town. I sent a e-mail to see if they new of someone that gave lessons.

    Thank you,

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    Quote Originally Posted by merrylouw
    Also, sometimes colleges offer continuing education classes for all kinds of topics: quilting, computers, photography etc.

    That's where I took my first two classes. They were great. One was for a T-shirt quilt and the other was a rail fence. Both were very basic and from A to Z basics.
    Thank you I will call them tomorrow and check it out.

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    I live in a small town and take classes from the Technical College.

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    There are an amazing number of free videos on youtube.com. I especially like the ones by Missouri Star Quilt Company but there might be some that are even more elementary. Jenny Doan (of MSQC) also has an online course you pay for but I think it's excellent (I did it). You can stop, start, replay, type in questions (and she really does reply to them).

    http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...beginning+quil

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQM8wI95xeI

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    Quote Originally Posted by wantabe quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    yep, try Senior Centers too. and ask at your library or quilt shops in your area.
    Never thought about that. I am afraid if I go to a Senior Center I will want to adopt and grandma or grandpa. :D
    Dang! Adopt me and I'll teach you.

    :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by newestnana
    There are an amazing number of free videos on youtube.com. I especially like the ones by Missouri Star Quilt Company but there might be some that are even more elementary. Jenny Doan (of MSQC) also has an online course you pay for but I think it's excellent (I did it). You can stop, start, replay, type in questions (and she really does reply to them).

    http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...beginning+quil

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQM8wI95xeI
    Thank you very much. I am fixing to head home now and I will check them out.

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    if there is a guild in your area and if possible for you to join then do so as they usually know all that is happening in the quilt world and sometimes they have different mini groups but I have learned a lot through my quilt guild Good Luck if you were closer you could come to my house I love to have people over for sewing oh yes the area that I live in the quilt shops has a time set for open sewing it is fun and can learn from others

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    If all else fails teach yourself:
    http://utah4h.org/files/publications...b__5204632.pdf

    Baby Rails (super easy with Excellent step by step instructions) So easy, the baby could do it herself.

    Go to the "Search" at the top of this page and type in "Beginner Quilt Lessons" there are many sites listed there. Good luck.

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    If you don't find anyone take heart....I'm self taught...read read read and rely on the quilting boards for support.

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    I love this idea!

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    I wish I had known about this Board when I first started to quilt. Had a rough time learning, but kept at it and finally finished my first very simple quilt. Loved it and kept going. I am self taught. Bought a book called Learning to Quilt and read it hundreds of times. Still refer to it once in a while. Fons and Porter also have a book that is really helpful.

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