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    Colorado get-together?

    Hi everyone,
    I know there are at least three of us on this board who live in Colorado, but I'm sure there are more than that. Is there any interest in a Centennial State get-together sometime? It can just be something simple like coffee or lunch, or we can do a mini-retreat, like one overnight at a hotel somewhere and time to sew together (if your machine isn't portable, I can bring an extra Featherweight).
    I'm open to ideas! I have the last week of October off (I'm a teacher, and it's fall break), so the last weekend (23rd-25th) would be good.
    Let me know, either by replying here or sending me a private message.
    Ila

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    I'm a little far away to attend but I do know the couple we've had here were successes.
    If anyone is able to make it, it'll be worth your while to go. I've made some good friends attending these get-togethers.
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    Ditto what Rodney said.

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    Thank you, Ila, for suggesting this. Sounds like fun to be able to meet some "like minded" people. I know I have seen several that have posted on vintage forum from Colorado (but could be on the other side of the mountains). I did an advanced search and found that there are 313 that have listed Colorado and 36 that list Denver as their location. Of course, there are many that don't post anywhere on the Quilting Board and probably a lot that don't give their location.

    Let Ila know you would be interested and ideas for maybe a future "get together" if you can't make it this time.

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    I'm not familiar with Colorado - so which side of the mountains are you talking about? I might be interested on one on "my" side of the mountains. (OK - the side towards South Dakota).
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    I know I am on the wrong side of those mountains. Sounds like fun.
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    me too, drat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    me too, drat...
    Hey, Ila maybe we can have another "get together" next summer to coincide with Steve's annual cross country trip. (Steve, I did get that right that it was to be an annual trip?)

    Cathy, I think, so far it is mainly what is considered the "front range" of Colorado which would include what is east of the mountains including Loveland, Longmont, Denver, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs etc.

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    Sounds good to me.
    Watching for more details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OurWorkbench View Post
    Hey, Ila maybe we can have another "get together" next summer to coincide with Steve's annual cross country trip. (Steve, I did get that right that it was to be an annual trip?)
    Yepper! We will be leaving the Bay Area on Saturday May 21st and be on the road for two weeks. If the event was June 3rd we would have the time to participate and then start scooting home Saturday so I can get to work on Monday the 6th

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    This is a great idea, Ila! Please keep the discussion going. We've been unavailable quite a bit lately, but doing this on that weekend might work.

    Steve, it would be grand to schedule another gathering when you could attend on June 3.

    Dianne in Colorado (SW of Denver area)
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    I think this is a great idea and would love to come. Couldn't make it in Oct, as my daughter bruised her spinal cord, had surgery in June, but looking at a long recovery and is currently living with us due to her limitations. I will keep an eye open for further news on this. I live in F. C.

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    Hi everyone! Sorry I've been sort of out of the loop for a few days. I love the idea of setting up a get-together for next summer. Early June would work great for me -- this year, school gets out right before Memorial Day weekend. Macybaby, we'd love to have you come down! I think this is going to be a short getting-to-know-each-other event, so you'd have to decide if you want to travel down here for that.
    Hopefully we'll get to know each other and can think about a sewing/quilting mini-retreat!
    Ila

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    June sounds excellent, and I'm looking forward to meeting more of the local and not-so-local machine fanatics!

    Dianne in Colorado
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    Well I am not really a "machine fanatic" at least not in the vintage
    kind.
    But I DO love my 2 Brother combo machines, would love to meet
    some of the people from here.




    Quote Originally Posted by Gray fox View Post
    June sounds excellent, and I'm looking forward to meeting more of the local and not-so-local machine fanatics!

    Dianne in Colorado
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    Well of course! Brother 'combo' machines??? What are they combinations of? I've not run into that before.
    Needle down......foot down......sew!

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    Combination sewing AND embroidery. It can do BOTH.

    My older machine is a Brother Innov-Is 1000 with the
    largest hoop being 5x7.

    My newest machine (got it in 2011) is a Brother Innov-Is 1500D
    the "D" means that it is a Disney machine and comes preloaded
    with MANY Disney designs. The largest hoop size for this machine
    is a 6x10.




    Quote Originally Posted by Gray fox View Post
    Well of course! Brother 'combo' machines??? What are they combinations of? I've not run into that before.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    Cool machines! The Disney designs are very cute and popular. I'm impressed with how well machine embroidered designs hold up.....one sweatshirt of mine is nearly threadbare, but the eagle looks almost brand new.

    Dianne in Colorado
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray fox View Post
    Cool machines! The Disney designs are very cute and popular. I'm impressed with how well machine embroidered designs hold up.....one sweatshirt of mine is nearly threadbare, but the eagle looks almost brand new.

    Dianne in Colorado
    They hold up great as long as you do not have a cat that likes to climb up onto your shoulder. I have to take a hand sewing needle to my T-shirt again and tuck in a lot of embroidery threads that were picked loose by a back claw.
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    Any more info on this?

    Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.
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    It would be neat if you held this after the Row by Row starts - then I'd have a lot of fun visiting all the quilt shops on the route!
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    It would be neat if you held this after the Row by Row starts - then I'd have a lot of fun visiting all the quilt shops on the route!
    and maybe pick up that library cabinet in Colo.....

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    Oh- someone would need to pick it up now and store it for me LOL!!

    And maybe if someone for CA shows up, I could bring a Singer 12 too ...
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    For the June 3rd one, you betcha!!!

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    Okay, everyone -- how about this Saturday, Oct. 24th, for a quick get-to-know-each-other at the Starbucks off I-25 and state 52 in Longmont/Frederick? Sewing machines optional! I might bring my 1934 Featherweight in the hopes that someone (Janey or Mr. Janey?) can diagnose the cause of its odd sound, but mostly I just want to meet you all! We vintage sewing machine addicts need company.
    I'm sorry it took so long for me to try to pick a place and day. Work has been crazy, as always. I thought that area might be a good halfway point for those of us in Denver and Fort Collins.
    How about 11 a.m.?
    It's all flexible, so chime in if the day or time isn't great for you.
    Ila

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