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Thread: A Farewell to Konstantin

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    Yes, dear members, you read it right. It is with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes that I share this news.

    Our beloved Gorilla is packing up his ‘nanners and swingin’ off to explore new jungles.

    Why? Well, that’s a secret.

    Ok. Ok. You twisted my arm … but … [she looks to the left; she looks to the right] … c’mere. In close. I have to whisper so he won’t know I spilled the beans.

    HE’S GETTING MARRIED!!!!!

    Here’s the weird part. He and the future Mrs. Gorilla have this crazy idea they should have a honeymoon and then be newlyweds.
    You know … time for themselves and each other. To build their lives together … make a bright new future.
    All that crazy stuff the young’uns want to do once the birds have nibbled all the rice.

    And you know how spoiled we are. We’ve kept him tied up day and night for the past four years.
    (When you think about it, it’s a bit of a miracle the poor guy found time to fall in love. )

    What’s to become of us? What will we do? Where will we go? Who’s going to take care of us now? Who’s going to keep us spoiled and happy?

    DA-DA-TAH-TAAAAAAAH!!!!! :P :P :P

    Allow me, please, to introduce TaliaRose, our new Admin. She’ll be along shortly to tell us more about herself.
    The important thing to know now is that TaliaRose is part of a team who will be dedicated to keeping our board on the internet.
    In fact, TaliaRose works for Internet Brands. Internet Brands is the new owner of QuiltingBoard.com.

    We don’t have to do a thing but all we’ve been doing all along.

    I know. It’s hard to take it all in. Bittersweet, to say the least. I’ve been misty for days. :cry:

    Please, please, please join with me in doing these things:

    Wave a tender, affectionate goodbye.
    Don’t let him hear us cry.
    Wish them everything wonderful.

    And … now what was that fourth request? Oh … yeah … I remember now.


    Be nice to TaliaRose. Lull her into a false sense of security before we start driving her crazy. ;-)

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    Hi QB,

    My name is TaliaRose, I work with the company Internet Brands. We are located in sunny and warm Southern California, specifically El Segundo. I am excited to get to know you all and help out as needed.

    I realize that the news of Konstantin leaving is a shock for many of you. While I am optimistic about this transition, I understand how some of you might be confused or concerned about what it means for you. QB is a place you’ve trusted with your quilting projects and personal experiences – the friends and bonds you’ve made here are something you value highly.

    My main role as Admin is to provide support for PatriceJ (who will remain the Senior Moderator of QB). We have the benefit of a team of people at Internet Brands that will be able to help us if there are technical issues on the website.

    Along with being a technology geek, I myself am a crafter. I love jewelry making and painting. I have to say, I’m not very good at sewing, although I am TRYING to learn and get better so I can make my own bags!! Maybe you all can teach me a few things about quilting!

    I know many of you have questions. I am very responsive, so please do not hesitate to send me a PM or reply with your questions here.

    - TaliaRose

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    Well, I am shocked, but what an exciting new life for the gorilla! I wish him well.

    Patrice, so glad you are still here and that not much will change.

    TaliaRose, welcome and I hope we don't drive you too crazy......well not quickly anyway!

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    Welcome Talia-I'm sure you will be very warmly welcomed by everyone here! I am also from Southern California-grew up in Redondo Beach and now live in Ramona (after a 20 year stint over-seas). I hope you get bitten by the quilt bug like the rest of us!

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    Let me [try] be the first to welcome you TaliaRose, people are quick around here and someone else might still beat me. As you can see I'm a newbie, and my only question is will we still get our newsletters coming in addressed as Konstantin, or will that change?

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    I wish nothing but the best for Konstantin and his bride-to-be :thumbup:

    Welcome aboard Talia

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    welcome T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valinwa
    Let me (try) be the first to welcome you TaliaRose, people are quick around here and someone else might still beat me. As you can see I'm a newbie, and my only question is will we still get our newsletters coming in addressed as Konstantin, or will that change?
    Newsletters will go out as normal! We wouldn't want you to miss them!

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    Hi and welcome. I know with Patrice and the others helping things will stay smashing and fun. Be sure you let us know what we can do to make your "takeover" easier. Hope you have as much fun as we do.

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    Thanks for the warm welcomes!!

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    Oh My Goodness - a missus Gorilla! How wonderful!

    Thanks for the update, Patrice and WELCOME TaliaRose. Since you have cats, the "not being a good sewer (yet) can easily be overlooked. Don't you know that cats and quilting go together? So you are on the right road, lol.

    I think you will find this group creative, energetic, caring, and usually well-behaved. Your moderator team keeps a close eye on topics that have the tendency to get out of hand, and as needed - put an immediate stop to unpleasantries.

    Wishing you a successful time as leader of the QB.

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    Welcome TaliaRose!!:D We are so Happy that you are joining us as our new Moderator & we are looking forward to a wonderful year to come.
    :D :D :D :D

    Good Bye to our beloved Gorilla & many congratulations to you & your new bride. We will miss you, but are glad to know that you are making such a wonderful change in your life.
    :D :D :D :D

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    Welcome!

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    Congratulations to Konstantin. Welcome TaliaRose!

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    Well....... Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Gorilla. I do say that I will miss his handsome, furry face around here!
    He had done an awesome job with this site and I have really enjoyed being a part of it. Thank you so much for all you have done Konstantin!!! All of us on the board have been reaping all the wonderful stuff you have sewn here!!!

    Welcome aboard TaliaRose. I am hoping that the transition will go really smoothly for you and your company. Maybe, just maybe, we will be able to persuade you to try your hand at quilting. It took several years of my friends working on me before I caved but now I love quilting and have dropped several of my other "crafty" hobbies.

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    Wow, big news here in the jungle! Congrats to the happy newlyweds, may they have a long life together!

    And welcome to Talia! Glad to have you here amongst us! :D

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    A very sad good bye to Konstantin. We will miss you!
    And a very Happy welcome to Talia rose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill
    Welcome Talia-I'm sure you will be very warmly welcomed by everyone here! I am also from Southern California-grew up in Redondo Beach and now live in Ramona (after a 20 year stint over-seas). I hope you get bitten by the quilt bug like the rest of us!
    Oh how I love the South Bay! I myself lived in Torrance for a few years. The people are great!

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    Welcome from one of your English members.

    Also congratulations to Konstantin and his new gorilla bride...... do you think they will have lots of little gorillas?

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    First off I want to say Congratulations to Konstantin :D:D:D
    I wish you and your new bride the best, happiest marriage!!!

    I am sad to see you go, I will miss you ((((((((HUGS))))))))

    TaliaRose, it is very nice to meet you, I look forward to getting to know you better!! Thank you for the lovely introduction :D:D:D

    Patrice, thank you for the wonderful explanation :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tussymussy
    Welcome from one of your English members.

    Also congratulations to Konstantin and his new gorilla bride...... do you think they will have lots of little gorillas?
    if they do, we will - of course - want pics. :lol:

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    A fond adieu and best wishes to the gorilla and his future mrs. gorilla.

    Welcome TaliaRose!

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    Oh wow. That's major news Mr. Gorilla.. congratulations to you and the bride to be. :D

    And Welcome to TaliaRose! I'm sure everything will be just fine. And don't worry, after hanging out with us for a while you'll get the urge to quilt.. and once you start that addiction it's all over. I started out as a crafter too, but now it's quilting all the way!

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    Congratulations Mr & Mrs Gorilla! Too bad we won't have a bunch of little monkeys running around! However...we can still drive Ms TaliaRose banana! So welcome Ms T to our jungle!

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    ...and I just found out who Konstantin is just a few days ago...sad to hear of his departure, but glad for his future endeavors.

    Welcome TaliaRose.

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