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Thread: Beginner from Long Island, NY looking for local/virtual "group"

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    Apr 2012
    Coram , New York

    Beginner from Long Island, NY looking for local/virtual "group"

    I've been piecing for about 3 years but am still working on very simple projects, most of my own design. I'm have had one top professionally long arm quilted and have machine quilted a few small pieces myself. I have 7 quilt tops of varying size waiting and am worried I'll ruin them so they are in a pile while I decide if I should take a lesson or two and try out long arm quilting or I should just send them out to a long armer. I am what I would call a "modern" quilter since I work more with simple designs and love the simplicity of the quilts that people like Elizabeth Hartman and Lotta Jansdorfer are creating.

    That said, I'm lonely. I work long hours and didn't find any Kindred spirits at my local guild. I'm wondering if there are any folks out there in my area, the middle of Long Island in NY that would be interested in creating a renegade group to meet once or twice a month for mutual encouragement and brownies. I'm not a diehard, just someone who is looking to share the quilting experience with.

    I'd also be open to creating an online group with new friends. I just did my first secret swap and loved it and am working on my first block swap. I'd love to know that I'm making blocks for someone who with either A) love them or B) be willing to laugh at them with me.

    Post here and let's see what happens...
    Leslie M aka Pinkwater
    from Long Island, NY
    fabric junkie and crafter

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    Mar 2012
    in the middle of nowhere
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    Hello from West Virginia. I'm obviously not in your area but will be willing to share and laugh with you online. You should try the live chat here. All the members on there have been so nice. We share our quilting interesting along with anything else that we come up with and we are all like a big happy quilting family. Hope to hear from you soon and PM me if would like.

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    Super Member barri1's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
    Woodmere, NY
    I'm a Long Islander.. I sent you a PM..

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    Swap Hosts Krystyna's Avatar
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    Feb 2011
    Long Island, NY
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    I did, too, but no response. Maybe you'll have better luck, Barri.
    Feel the fear and do it anyway!

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    Junior Member terry leffler's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    Long Island, NY
    I'm from Setauket - just north of you. Getting together until the fall would be problematic, but maybe then - having a quilting/embroidery yard sale here 6/16 raindate 6/17 if you're interested - will be posting it on the board as we get closer. If you're interested let me know & I'll send you directions.

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    Super Member Neesie's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
    Texas, USA
    Howdy and welcome, from TX!

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    Super Member QuiltnLady1's Avatar
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    May 2011
    Welcome!! I am not in your area but there are some other folks who are close.

    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

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    ro is offline
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    Dec 2010
    West Islip, NY
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    i am from west islip. i have a few ladies that i quilt with. would love to have more company. we meet weekly when we can.

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