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    Senior Member katybob's Avatar
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    After poking around this site today, I realized I should have started with the "Introduce Yourself" section -- too late! I've spent so much time here the last several days that I'm almost a regular already! But I did want to explain my avatar -- it's a small crazy quilt made from scraps from my first nine quilts which were made many years ago for my son, daughter, and seven grandchildren. Their name and the year each quilt was made is embroidered on each square. The blue one in the middle was my first quilt. My mother cut most of the squares and apparently got bored with the project and packed it away. I found the box of squares several years after she died and finished the quilt. I've been addicted to quilting ever since!

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    Welcome to the Board. Love your avatar. Scrappy are the best! I'm in Enterprise, what part of Louisiana are you?

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    Belated welcome. What a great memory quilt you have. Please record the history of your quilts along with a picture. Someday it will be appreciated.

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    Senior Member katybob's Avatar
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    Baton Rouge. I don't think I've ever heard of Enterprise and I've lived in Louisiana most of my life! Where is it?

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida!!

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    Hello and Welcome from Covington!

    Love those Tigers!!!

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    Welcome from NW PA :) Love your quilt!

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    Hello from New Hampshire

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    Quote Originally Posted by katybob
    After poking around this site today, I realized I should have started with the "Introduce Yourself" section -- too late! I've spent so much time here the last several days that I'm almost a regular already! But I did want to explain my avatar -- it's a small crazy quilt made from scraps from my first nine quilts which were made many years ago for my son, daughter, and seven grandchildren. Their name and the year each quilt was made is embroidered on each square. The blue one in the middle was my first quilt. My mother cut most of the squares and apparently got bored with the project and packed it away. I found the box of squares several years after she died and finished the quilt. I've been addicted to quilting ever since!
    Waving at you from Virginia. We want to see a close up picture! It's lovely!
    Jan in VA

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    Welcome from WA! Neat avatar quilt! Such a momento-

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    Hi, and welcome aboard from Georgia, What a treasure you have. :-D When My mom past away someone removed all of her quilts. I nor any of my sisters do not have any of our mother or grandmother quilts. :-(

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    Hello almost neighbor, I'm in AR.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!

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    Senior Member katybob's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA

    Waving at you from Virginia. We want to see a close up picture! It's lovely!
    Jan in VA
    As soon as I figure out how to do close ups with my camera, I will -- I'm somewhat technically challenged!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmuchmore
    Hi, and welcome aboard from Georgia, What a treasure you have. :-D When My mom past away someone removed all of her quilts. I nor any of my sisters do not have any of our mother or grandmother quilts. :-(
    That's really sad. My mother was not really a quilter -- which is probably why she became bored with the blue quilt -- but she made all of my sisters and my clothes when we were growing up and most of her own. And she made lots of curtains, slipcovers, pillow covers, etc. etc. In fact most of the blue fabric in the quilt came from something she made.

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    Welcome from Oregon. Great quilt!

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    What a great quilt idea! Thanks for sharing. :thumbup:
    Hi and welcome from Las Vegas!

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    welcome to the board from Thai quilter in Chicago.....

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    Hi and welcome from Alaska. Love that quilt you finished of your mother's. Nice job.

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