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    Looking for a quilting pal - I'm from Texas

    Hi, I'm just looking for another quilter to stay in touch with for quilting inspiration. I would enjoy talking about projects, new or ongoing and just share experiences and expertise or questions with.

    I'm in North Central Texas, retired and 64 y/o. If you are interested I would love to hear from you. PM or just here online.

    Thanks,
    Susan in Texas
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    I'm down here in Corpus Christi. We're in the process of remodeling/painting. My sewing room is next and right now it's a catchall for what will be kept. Am really wanting to minimalize the chaos that's going on right now in the sewing room. Have Christmas presents I want to get out and some are cut some are not. Ugh!! What little quilting I do is on my DSM 401. I have a 2662 Singer about 10-12 years old. Been asleep since then.

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    Hi, Tess.

    I lived down in Corpus when I was 13. My Mom worked for the government at the Naval Base for almost a year.

    I hear you when you say your sewing room is a catch all. I have been working for 2 hours to get some of my bags emptied and items all together (pre-cuts, tools, patterns and books). What a mess. I bet it takes me the better part of a year to get this mess straightened out.

    DH bought me a Handiquilter Sweet 16 sit down quilter that I have not used yet!!! I have to get my room cleaned out before I can even get on the machine. I'm starting to get anxious about be able to use it - can't wait.

    Thanks for your response,
    Susan

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    Susan, where exactly are you? I live on Lake Tawakoni, just east of Dallas. Would love to hear from you!

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    Hi Susan, Are you interested in talking to someone from the other side of the world? I am also retired and older than 64. What kind of quilting do you enjoy? I am pretty much a traditionalist, love good classic lines, but am trying very hard to master FMQ. Am currently doing Lori Kennedy's class 'Divide and Conquer' on Craftsy and I work with a Pfaff Quilt Expression domestic machine.
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    Oh, and by the way congratulations on the Sweet Sixteen, would love to hear how you make out with it.
    Mary B

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    Susan...I'm in Temple, TX, right off of I-35 (between Waco and Austin). I started quilting a couple of years ago and made a few quilts then my sewing machine quit on me. Finally got a new one and don't have many hours on it yet, just haven't gotten back into the swing of it. I have lots of fabric....yardage, precuts, kits, patterns I want to make, etc. No friends here...we moved here about 1-1/2 yrs ago and I don't know anyone. Caregiver for my 87 year old dad with Alzheimer's...that keeps me pretty busy.
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    Hi All,
    I would love to have some quilting buddies to email. I have tons of fabric waiting to be used. I live in Wisconsin but love communicating with others around the globe. Please count me in.
    Mary

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    Hi Cindy. I am in Euless on the west side of the airport. I'm just off of 360 near Grapevine. Thanks so much for taking the time to let me hear from you.

    Susan

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    Mary, of course I would love to keep in touch with you! I've met a few of your countrymen on several bus tours - Heritage Tours. I've done the NE, Sisters, Paducah and a few I can't remember right now. I definitely am a traditional quilt maker. I love Civil War fabrics and the blocks they produced when quilting was a necessity. I hope to learn something new every time I sit down to sew.

    At present I'm trying to take control of the mess in my sewing room. I have so much fabric, pre-cuts, patterns and tools that I have got to finish up before I can enjoy myself once again in my room.

    I love the Sweet 16, but mostly have just practiced on it. I'm looking forward to just stitching - may not be very much to look at right now - but I'm sure I can come up with some decent donation quilts.

    Well, hope to hear from you again and enjoy your quilting.
    Susan in Texas
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    Nanette, I, too, have a 95 y/o mother that takes some of my time. She needs to be taken to Dr.'s appointments, church, just out once in a while. She's probably in better health than I am, but she is certainly aging quickly at this time. She currently has an apartment in a retirement center. They provide breakfast and lunch and lots of activities. She has many friends to share time with and I'm not far from her if I were needed.

    I've been quilting since before I retired and I just love everything about the process. I especially love to take classes and if I'm able to take from a well known teacher I feel really special.

    Thanks so much for responding to my message and I hope we'll be able to keep up with one another through our quilting adventures.

    Susan

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    Looking for a quilting pal - I'm from Texas

    Hello, I am Susan from Texas close to Austin. I have been quilting for a few years, work full time. Retirement is on the horizon ... in a couple of years. I try to quilt regularly; however, I am the sole caregiver for my Mother who has Lewy Body Dementia when I am not working my paying job. I am behind in my quilting world, with lots of projects to be worked on and many to be finished. No friends to visit with about quilting; cannot get away after I get home from work. I can visit by email at this point.

    Another Susan in Texas
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    Hi, Mary in WI. I think it will be wonderful to keep in touch with you. I really love hearing about what others are working on, the styles they prefer, just everything. I guess you would call me a traditional quilter. I love Civil War fabrics, florals and Batiks. I have to much fabric and pre-cuts to finish in this lifetime, but I'm going to give it my best shot.

    Hope to hear from you again!
    Susan in Texas

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    Hi Ladies, my name is Sherri and currently live in Port Orchard, WA. Our house is scheduled to close on Nov 24th and then we will be moving to Granite, OK. Granite is a small town in Southwestern Oklahoma; not far from Altus if anyone is familiar with that town. I have been quilting for less than a year and I love it. I thought it would be a great hobby, especially in the very hot summer months. Look forward to hearing from all of you.

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    Hi! I'm also in Texas, the Houston area. I'm 65, retired, and would love to join this thread I've also recently acquired a sit--down long arm but haven't really spent much time on it I've been having a lot of tension and bobbin problems with it which are very discouraging the bobbin case inserts sideways, and on a sit down setup that means reaching into a small hole in the table top and blindly mounting the bobbin not easy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in Louisiana View Post
    Hi! I'm also in Texas, the Houston area. I'm 65, retired, and would love to join this thread I've also recently acquired a sit--down long arm but haven't really spent much time on it I've been having a lot of tension and bobbin problems with it which are very discouraging the bobbin case inserts sideways, and on a sit down setup that means reaching into a small hole in the table top and blindly mounting the bobbin not easy
    Nancy...where are you in Houston? Sorry to hear of your problems with your long arm...hopefully you can get those worked out...I don't have any experience with anything like that. Looks like you were in LA? Did you move recently?
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    Quote Originally Posted by susan_m View Post
    Hello, I am Susan from Texas close to Austin. I have been quilting for a few years, work full time. Retirement is on the horizon ... in a couple of years. I try to quilt regularly; however, I am the sole caregiver for my Mother who has Lewy Body Dementia when I am not working my paying job. I am behind in my quilting world, with lots of projects to be worked on and many to be finished. No friends to visit with about quilting; cannot get away after I get home from work. I can visit by email at this point.

    Another Susan in Texas

    Susan...visiting by email sounds great...you are definitely busy. Working and caregiving is not for sissies!!! I'm fortunate that I don't have to work, but my husband is never home, so the the caregiving is up to me. I'm sure you'll be glad to retire. Quilting helps me to relax when I can get to it.
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    Hello ya'll...I'm in Central Texas, outside of Austin in the Hill Country...I've been quilting for about 10 years and love it...we have just sold our house in Cedar Park and have moved back out to the house we had in the country, with the hopes of retiring in 5 years. I can't wait! Finally got my sewing room back together last week and spent about 5 hours in there on Sunday working on a baby quilt for our new grandson that is due to arrive in mid December...so, I am working hard trying to get it done!

    Would love to visit with you all about quilting, I love the traditional quilts also, and have enough fabric and pre-cuts to last me two lifetimes, but can't say no to beautiful fabric. MSQC gets a lot of my money! I lost my first husband almost 5 years ago due to a massive heart attack, it was the most awful time in my life, we were married for 32 years. But, God was gracious enough to send me another good man, James, we have been married a little over a year. I've been blessed to have two good men in my life.

    So, things out in the country, are always busy and interesting...especially since we are trying to fix up the house and make improvement outside. Between, house-leveling, fencing, new decks and a carport going in....I'm trying my best to focus on fabric some of the time! Here's to new friends!
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    Hi Texas Sue

    I am near Houston, north side I would to join you in your adventures. I have been quilting for just a couple of years and am already retired. would love to join in !!

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    Hi, I live in Spring which is north of Houston. Been quilting for awhile and recently was gifted with a longarm by my DH and love it. I'd like a quilting buddy too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas_Sue View Post
    Hi, I'm just looking for another quilter to stay in touch with for quilting inspiration. I would enjoy talking about projects, new or ongoing and just share experiences and expertise or questions with.

    I'm in North Central Texas, retired and 64 y/o. If you are interested I would love to hear from you. PM or just here online.

    Thanks,
    Susan in Texas
    Well, Susan from Texas, I am Ann from Maine, and I would say you can find all kinds of quilter pals on this site. It has to be the most useful and interesting group of people I have met anywhere. Most are easy to talk with and always helpful. And available if you need a laugh too. Check out the mystery train that rolls thru now and then. The next one is due in February or March, but loads of fun. Happy to meet you. Ann

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    [QUOTE=susan_m;7357341]Hello, I am Susan from Texas close to Austin. I have been quilting for a few years, work full time. Retirement is on the horizon ... in a couple of years. I try to quilt regularly; however, I am the sole caregiver for my Mother who has Lewy Body Dementia when I am not working my paying job. I am behind in my quilting world, with lots of projects to be worked on and many to be finished. No friends to visit with about quilting; cannot get away after I get home from work. I can visit by email at this point.

    God Bless you and other Caregivers,like an above post , its not for sissies. Thanks for saying what type of dementia, I will ask other family members when they tell me their loved one was recently Dx. and they do not know. I can't help it , its the psych nurse in me.

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    Hi Susan in Texas!
    I was born an Okie, raised in California, have been in Arizona since 92, and if I ever move I thought of living in Texas!!!
    I'm a civil war and 30's fabric gal, but that doesn't stop me from buying batiks, or anything else that moves me.
    I do have a Gammil since 2004, quilted for customers and myself, but my back is so bad I have a bff that uses it at my house. We are in hopes she will do some quilting for me on the big projects.
    My new love is my Yorkie, Buddybear,DH and I share him but DH says he is my dog (so why is he cuddling in his lap?). I turned 65 this year so we are close to the same age.
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    I don't know who all I've missed but this is great! I love hearing about what's going on in your part of the world. I look forward to sharing all things quilty. I love civil war fabrics and quilts. I really don't think there is too much I don't like when it comes to quilting. I'm even going for an applique technique class next week. Nancy Amidon is the teacher and she teaches an off the block applique process. I think I may like this very much.

    Getting my go bag ready to work on paper piecing Friday. It's always fun to get together and sew with others. It's what I've been looking for since before I retired. I could always come up with an excuse to use some of my paid time off to get with other quilters.

    Will check back later to see what everyone is up to.

    Susan
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    Howdy! I live in Central Texas, Bryan to be exact. I also lived in Corpus Christi for three years. I think we have the fixins of a great group. I am writing a quilting book so would love to hear from ya'll. Tex-Sue you say that " I have so much fabric, pre-cuts, patterns and tools" like it is a bad thing.

    Question, can we set up a list serve group on this site or do we need to go off site? How do you want to organize this Texas-Sue?

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