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Thread: Local QB Friendship Groups

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    Local QB Friendship Groups

    I've been so inspired by many of the talented quilters on this site, I came up with an idea. How about, for those who are interested, to get in touch with other QB members within a certain mile radius and establish local Friendship groups. Each group could, of course, make their own rules and guidelines, etc. The bottom line is that it would give at least some of us an opportunity to actually MEET - - - face-to-face with some of our fellow quilters. Just think. We could potentially have hundreds of local QB Friendship groups all around the country. Our fellow quilters in other countries could do the same thing.

    My idea would include, for starters: meeting once a month, take turns hosting your groups' Friendship group, decide on ideas and projects for your Friendship group. Recommended group size: 10-12

    What do you think???

    I'll start. I live in the 92867 zip code - Orange, CA. Anyone within ~~ 20 miles who is interested, please be in touch.

    This could be really fun!

    Jane
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    Neat Idea. I live in Monmouth County, New Jersey, zip 07730.

    From your zip it looks as if you live near my son in Aliso Viejo. May in Jersey

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    Hi May --

    Aliso Viejo is approx. 20 miles south of me.

    We'll see if my idea takes off. Hopefully there will be lots of interest in your area. Maybe you or someone near you will get a FG started.

    Jane
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    The Oregon/Washington QB'ers have been doing that for quite a while. We meet in various homes, go on retreats together (I haven't been on one yet), have a yahoo group, etc.

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    Hauppauge, NY zip 11788. I will go anywhere in Nassau and Suffolk.

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    Sounds like a great idea. The GB members in my area live much farther away. But here is my zip 30114 in Georgia.
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    to: dunster

    It's no surprise, considering how much collective talent we have on this site, right?? So glad to hear about your group. Hope we can get some more Friendship groups started.

    Jane
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    I have plans to meet up with Lynnie next Sat. I think she is inviting others to join us. She lives in Medford (Suffolk county), and I live in Woodmere (Nassau). Tashana, if you would like to join us, it would be my pleasure to invite you. We are thinking of meeting up at a Joann's in the middle..

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    This sounds great. Lansing, MI 48917
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    I live in the sticks. 97824 in northeastern Oregon. Probably no one within 100 miles from me. Dang! Sounds like a great idea, too.
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    Would love to get a friendship group going here in the East Denver Metro area. My Aurora, CO zip is 80011. Hope to hear from some of you.

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    I was lucky enough to meet up with PBobbins a couple of weeks ago. She lives in Mississippi, but came to Huntsville to bring her DH to HAM radio convention. I think it's a great idea!
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    This is exciting... so far we hwve three hopefully more for next satturday.
    lunch and a lqs and meeting at joanns.
    Im hoping we can get tog. Att leastt once a month. I'll host.

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    I live in Hawthorne 90250 and would love to meet with other quilters. I can host when necessary also
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    Anyone in Northern Illinois? I'm 60404...southwest suburbs of Chicago.

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    Anyone in North Central Washington? I'm in 98856 but how about Oroville to Wenatchee and Waterville Plateau area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by barri1 View Post
    I have plans to meet up with Lynnie next Sat. I think she is inviting others to join us. She lives in Medford (Suffolk county), and I live in Woodmere (Nassau). Tashana, if you would like to join us, it would be my pleasure to invite you. We are thinking of meeting up at a Joann's in the middle..
    Barri1 I will have to miss our get together. My mom is arriving from Canada on Saturday and I haven't seen her for a long time. Catch you next time for sure. Happy quilting.

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    Sounds good to me too. my zip is 77084

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    I know there are other southeast TN people on here, my zip is 37341. Would love to have a get together with other quilters.
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    We've been doing this for a while in the "north of Sacramento" area of California. We all meet at the same place because one of us has access to a large "craft room" in a barn. It is something I really look forward to. We try to meet once a month, but it doesn't always happen. It's a wonderful idea and if you get stuck with a project you have advice right there! Our range is more than 20 miles. Go for it, quilters! What does that one gal's sign-off say.... Quilters untie!

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    Great idea! We live in Smoky Lake, AB T0A 3C0 from mid April until the end of Oct. Coolidge, AZ 85128 is our winter home. I would gladly travel 50 miles to join a group. Hope some of you are in my area.

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    A reply to my own post: I will host
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    barri1:

    Yeah!!! . . . and that's how it starts. Keep it up everyone!

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    Good idea! Hope Your groups Get Going.
    We've been Doing This For Awhile Now in the 98204 Wash, State.
    There's 5 in our Group we have lunch once a month, ete...
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    Yeah!!! This is exciting!!! There HAVE to be some other quilters on this site in the Orange County CA area. C'mon!

    The 20 mile radius was just a suggestion. Do whatever works!

    Jane
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