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    Nina.J.kiss
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    Hi everyone, I'm Nini. I'm a new here. I'm curious in lots of things. I am looking for new topics to disscuss.

    That's it for me!

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  • oldladyquilter
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    Newbie here, just joined today. Well, if I am not quilting I know where I will be....here!

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  • katydid1960
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    Good afternoon. Not sure how I missed this forum all these years with MSQC but I did. Not sure if I understand how to use the site either, but am willing to try.

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  • grammaterry
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    another walk down memory lane. Welcome to the forum and hope you become a regular. Show us some pictures of those little quilts. Maybe someday you will take that pile and sew them together into a marvelous memory quilt.

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  • Hillbillyhike
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    Welcome! That is a beautiful quilt and quilting! What a wonderful gift.
  • Hillbillyhike
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    Welcome! The videos are great and so are the folks here in this forum.
  • Hillbillyhike
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    Welcome! My husband and I love traveling to Italy. It's a beautiful country!
  • Susanne
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    Hi …I am a new member. I’ve been making quilts for a while. It all started when I took an online class with Susan Sorrell and I learned how to sew small quilts…about the size of a potholder, which is what my husband called them, covered with lots of beads. They all have some sort of “picture” on them. One of my favorites is of my black cat lying on the floor with his feet in the air.
    Then I decided to try sewing a quilt on the machine. I made a very small one, about 12” X 12”, all in blues. Then I signed up for a class with Freddy Moran. If you don’t know who she is, you should look her up online. She likes to wear bright colors and wears glasses with red rims. The class was held in Ventura, CA, which is just down the coast from where I grew up, in a little town near Santa Barbara. So it was a good chance to go home. (I now live near Wash. DC.).
    Well, I got hooked. I even made my version of one of Freddy’s quilts. I say my version, because I used a lot more different fabrics than she did. And, PS, I like my version better. It’s a queen sized quilt….something I will never do again. OMG, sew sew sew sew sew.
    I even started entering shows and sometimes get accepted.
    The last 2 years, since this horrible pandemic started, I have made over 100 small quilts….and I’m still at it. I was astonished when I sat down and counted them. A lot of them are piled up on top of a small chest in the living room. So, BTW, my “studio” is my dining room table.
    And other possibly relevant information…. I have a PhD in Sociology from Cornell, and due to my husband’s work (he teaches at the Univ. of MD), I have often been able to travel with him to various projects he’s worked on and have been to about 45 different countries. I speak English and 5 words of French, German, Italian, Spanish, and am better in Portuguese since we lived in Brasil for about 3 years.
    I have quite a large…and possibly shameful…stash of fabrics, much of which is in shoeboxes against the wall in the living/dining room.

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  • MartaRomaItaly
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    Hi, my name is Marta and I am from Rome, Italy. 58 years old. Mainly I am an artist (painting). I was in America to visit my aunt many decades ago and saw Amish women's quilts in Williamsburg, Virginia. I didn't know anything about patchwork, quilting or sewing, but I fell in love instantly! It was several decades before I made my first quilt for a cot, entirely by hand. Then, again by hand, I made the second one: a foot runner for a double bed. In June 2016 I started making a blanket that I had seen on a photo on the internet in the 90s: this too entirely by hand. 12 blocks, fillets, border, etc. I am currently finishing 12th block. In the meantime, I inherited my mother's sewing machine and entered the world of machine-sewn quilts. I, who do not know how to hem my pants! I have done a lot of small jobs, a lot of mistakes and I have unstitched so many things since I have been sewing on a machine. But I am passionate more and more. So, hello everyone! And thanks to the girls at MSQC who inspired me, helped immensely with their videos to become better, faster and more confident.

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  • Lecarrus
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    Hi my name is Linda I’m 64 yrs young happily married and I live in ocala fl. I have been a sewer all my life however, Just started quilting 7 years ago. I also do long arming. I have made quite a few quilts for my family and friends Most recently I made the signature “following Jenny’s tutorial.
    It was for a high school friend who turned 65 and I sent out fabric to all of our high school buddies.
    I opened up a private invitation only chat room on Facebook and they follow the process of me making the quilt. My friend received the quilt yesterday and was overwhelmed with emotion. She said it was the best present she ever received in her entire life. Thank you Jenny for making this possible for me to make someone feel so special.
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  • geegeequilts
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    Re: Let's tell all our newbies a thing or two...

    You will love it here. If you wonder about something...ask & someone will get the info for you.

    Gina

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  • NancyH
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    Re: Let's tell all our newbies a thing or two...

    Welcome to the forum, Katie. You will love it here. An amazing group of people who are willing to help in any way they can. Enjoy the forum!

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  • Rosemarie Taylor
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    Re: Let's tell all our newbies a thing or two...

    Thank you for sharing and I agree. The quilters on the Forum are so kind and so helpful. It's like chatting over coffee or tea with your friends who just happen to be all over the world and the U.S., but online. I have only been a member since April so I appreciate all of your re-introductions!

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  • KatieDid587
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    Re: Let's tell all our newbies a thing or two...

    Hello everyone!! I'm Katie I'm in Northeast Florida, I'm 32, Married for the last 5 yrs to the guy I dated my Senior Year of High School, but paths were taking us apart so we broke up. After 12 yrs of being apart he moved back home and we were back together within a week , engaged in 3 months. We now have a beautiful 1 yr old girl who was conceived via IVF after 3.5 yrs of trying. She's my life, my everything and I can't imagine life without her.

    I learned to sew at a young age, I think about 8, my Mom always made our Halloween Costumes, and special occasion outfits, so I had to do what my Mom did. I stopped sewing for a long time and just recently started back up after watching a tutorial that Jenny put together on Brickyard. I am currently working on 3 quilts. I am addicted! Quilting is my me time, my self care.

    I love that I rediscovered sewing and am expanding into quilting. I look forward to learning lots of new techniques and watching all the tutorials!!

    Also super excited going to go see Jenny when she's here in Ocala, Florida!!

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  • mslanier
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    Re: Let's tell all our newbies a thing or two...

    Hi all... I'm Monica in Georgia, and I'm a recently retired educator. I started with embroidery 13 months ago... purchasing a machine to do embroidery for my 5 (at that time, I had 4) beautiful granddaughters. When the latest was on the way, I decided to do a baby quilt with embroidered blocks and put them all together having seen lovely pictures in my embroidery group. I've since become hooked on quilting as well as embroidering....finishing the baby quilt and making a rag quilt for my father for Christmas. While making the baby quilt, I used many tutorials from YouTube and stumbled upon the Missouri Star Quilt Co. at that time. I'm so thankful for these folks and the way they freely share information! My goal is to one day make a trip to Missouri to visit the stores!

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