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    Hi, I am new to quilting but not to art or needle work.

    Hi Everyone,

    My mom always made quilts. She taught me to embroider when I was only nine years old. I love to cross stitch too. I paint and draw. I have three quilt tops started but have not had the courage to actually put them together. I am afraid I will ruin them. Especially the one I spent so long embroidering by hand.

    I like all quilts but I especially like Star quilts, Pictorial quilts and miniatures. I am also interested in fiber arts and I want to experiment with using fabric and/or mixed media instead of paints.

    I tried taking a quilt class years ago but when I was on my fourth or fifth block the lady realized that the pieced blocks and the appliqued blocks were not the same size and then she said we would just force them to fit!!! The pieced blocks were beautiful, laying flat with perfect corners. I was so proud. I was not about to just "make them fit."

    I was so disgusted I never went back.

    Now I am medically retired and I am rearing to get started and actually get these done and make others too.

    Thanks for having me here.
    "Dull women have immaculate houses." Author unknown.

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    Re: Hi, I am new to quilting but not to art or needle work.

    Welcome, Linda! Trust me, when you get bit by the quilting bug, there will be no stopping you! Have you checked out the MSQC tutorials on You Tube? Jenny and her team do a wonderful job of explaining. You won't ruin them....there are no quilt police. You will love it here, just keep coming back. You will learn tons of great stuff. (besides which, the fellow quilters are great people!)
    PS Stopped in Sedalia on our way to visit my brother who lives on the Lake of the Ozark. I named my DGD doll Sedalia after that trip. Beautiful country!!!

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      #3
      Re: Hi, I am new to quilting but not to art or needle work.

      Welcome from Connecticut! Don't let that quilting class scare you. Everyone here is very helpful and you will get all the guidance you need. I'd suggest the tutorials for your next quilting class. Enjoy and hope you have fun.
      Susan

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        #4
        Re: Hi, I am new to quilting but not to art or needle work.

        Welcome to the forum. It's great to have another member from Missouri. It sounds like you have a lot of interests and skills. We will enjoy having you with us and you will learn a lot from the quilters here.....Barb in Licking
        sigpicwww.whisperofrose.blogspot.com


        Scottie Mom Barb

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          #5
          Re: Hi, I am new to quilting but not to art or needle work.

          Welcome from Canada. There are no quilting police here so enjoy!
          Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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            #6
            Re: Hi, I am new to quilting but not to art or needle work.

            Welcome we're all learners here, so you'll fit in just fine. We all learn from our experience and are willing to help the next guy. What a great group of people to learn from.

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              Re: Hi, I am new to quilting but not to art or needle work.



              Welcome to the group and your newest addiction. You will fit in here very nicely!


              Sewing mends the soul.
              sigpic


              Do the math; count your blessings
              Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.

              http://pinterest.com/vintageprims/boards/ Unless we are creating we are not fully alive
              ~ Madeleine L'Engle

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                #8
                Re: Hi, I am new to quilting but not to art or needle work.

                Hi Meemeecyn,

                Thanks for the suggestions. What is a DGD doll?

                Linda C
                "Dull women have immaculate houses." Author unknown.

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                  #9
                  Re: Hi, I am new to quilting but not to art or needle work.

                  Hi Buddy or Barb,

                  I've been to Licking! My ex-brother-in-law used to live there!
                  "Dull women have immaculate houses." Author unknown.

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                    #10
                    Re: Hi, I am new to quilting but not to art or needle work.

                    I could be addicted to worse! I am really looking forward to learning and getting my quilts done!
                    "Dull women have immaculate houses." Author unknown.

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                      #11
                      Re: Hi, I am new to quilting but not to art or needle work.

                      Linda....You are among the very few who actually know there is a Licking, Missouri!! It's a rather pleasant little town to live in. I look forward to seeing you on the site.....Barb
                      sigpicwww.whisperofrose.blogspot.com


                      Scottie Mom Barb

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                        #12
                        Re: Hi, I am new to quilting but not to art or needle work.

                        Welcome from Vermont. With all your tallents, I can't wait to see your quilts. Just jump right in there and get those tops put together. they'll be wonderful.
                        ;)Nancy

                        I got a sewing machine for my husband. Good trade, huh!?!

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