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  • geegeequilts
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  • Caroline T.
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    Welcome Kat to the forum, you're gonna love it here! Jump in the quilt pool, where the water is always warm, sometimes a little scary, but always beautiful (there's no such thing as an ugly quilt!).

    Jenny's tutorials are a wonderful place to start. I would recommend starting with her older tutorials as she seemed to "explain" things in a bit more detail than she does in her newer tutorials. She mostly uses pre-cuts (charm packs, layer cakes, and jelly rolls), but that shouldn't slow you down if you have yardage, just take a slow deep breath, and cut away to make your own 5 inch, or 10 inch squares (what ever she's demonstrating). And always remember, we're here to help you with any questions or advise!

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  • kkkkk
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    Hi everyone. I go by the name Kat. I am married to one sweet man for 49 years. I am trying to get up the courage to cut squares of cotton for my first quilt. I still want to acquire a walking foot and have to do that soon. I have fabric (of course...haha) and a machine that functions, a simple Janome, and the room to work. Mostly I need the courage to start. Joining this group is meant to apply pressure to me to do this thing. What else can I do with that much fabric (haha)? Plus I'm getting older by the day...68 now and no quilt yet...I mostly need to jump in the cold swimming pool at 7 am as I did for swim lessons when I was 6...brrrr....and learn to swim/I mean quilt. I clearly have to watch the videos. Have not done this yet. I have 2 wonderful grown daughters and garden with a crazed addictive artistic attitude. TY.

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  • momma reisig
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    HELLO NEW FRIENDS,
    Whoops caps lock, my name is Sharon and sewing has always been a part of my life. My Mom sewed all the time and if she were still here she would be so proud that I have been busy as well. I'm married 35 years to the same guy and we have 3 grown kids who all live far away. I miss them like crazy!
    Recently visited Missouri Star in Hamilton and had a blast. It was a road trip from our home in NY to Montana and it was all fabric related (husband didnt come along, just my lovely daughter in law). Sooo much fabric.
    I'm glad to find a forum bc it seems I always have a question about something.

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  • cv quilter
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    Welcome, Lani! It's so nice to have you here. You will always learn something new, and you can likely pass some of your knowledge on to us. Come visit us often.

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  • JCY
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    Welcome, Lani, from Colorado. I think you'll like us here.

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  • Lani
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    Hello all, I am brand new to this forum but not to quilting!! I can't even count how many I've made! It all started about 23 years ago or so. I had done much sewing before that but not quilting...my first attempt was quite a disaster. Then I bought a book on minature quilts thinking if it was smaller it would be easier!! Boy was I wrong!! However, I kept on, found a quilt class and was so stunned by the HUGE pieces that were being used! LOL, it made life so much easier. Anyway, it's hundreds of projects later - mostly given away and I still love to learn and grow in my skills. I really enjoy the MSQC videos, they're always inspiring. I am going to be going through Hamilton on a road trip this week and am excited to stop and shop!!

    A little more about me...my husband of 27 years and I live on a farm in rural Saskatchewan (Canada). We have six kids (13 - 23), the oldest one is married and only the three youngest are at home still, though that won't be for much longer either! I teach music, write, lead 4H Crafts, run the Bible Quizzing program and of course, sew whenever I can!! We have a few cows, chickens, dogs and cats. I love my country life and am happy to meet other quilters from around the world!!!

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  • KPH
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    Welcome to the forum from sunny Florida!

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  • melwilliams29
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    I'm Melissa. I live in the USA. I'm 46 married 20 years with one daughter. I'm new to quilting, not even a year. I'm just fixing to finish my second quilt and boy do I have a lot to learn.

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  • NancyR
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    Years ago when I bought my Bernina they were the Rolls Royce of machines - still are in some ways. Other manufacturers have caught up now, I think, but my suggestion would be to go to your nearest machine shop with a lot of squares of plain fabric (some sandwiched if you're to quilt) and try them out - plain because you can see the stitches more clearly. What suits one person may not suit another. Good luck. I envy you all the years ahead in the quilting world.

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  • NancyR
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    Good morning, as it is here in England. I'm Nancy and have been quilting since the early 1980s - goodness, how time flies. I'm married to Peter, we have two sons, two ds-i-l and four grandchildren - all of whom have their own special, well travelled quilts. They won't go anywhere without them and, yes, there's been a lot of mending.

    I live in a small village of 90 residents atop the Cotswold Hills where we overlook a valley - beautiful in any weather. I am the only quilter in the village so finding this site means I now belong to a lovely quilting community which seems to have world wide appeal.

    My fabric stash has slowly diminished as there always has to be something under the needle, whether it be hand or machine sewn. There are two machines in my small sewing space - a 21 year old Bernina 1260QE in a Horn cabinet and a tiny 51 year old, preloved Elna Stellar; I free machine embroider as well as piece and quilt. Have tried all kinds of quilting genre but am drawn to the more traditional designs as am very much a reader of the history of quilt making and the women who made them. My "go to" quilting book (even after all these years) is Fons and Porter's Quilter's Complete Guide - am now on my third copy (with sticky notes all through) as the other two fell to bits - sellotape just couldn't hold them together. I love learning new ways to do things so finding the Missouri Star Quilt tutorials on Youtube was perfect. Have already made four of the zippered pouches, sometimes things capture your imagination and become an obsession. Like quilting which hooked me with the first stitch. I stitch while listening to classical music. I love to laugh, finding amusement in the most absurd things - fortunately I have a quilting friend who shares the same sense of humour and we are often found in heaps, tears rolling, breathless, pink faced. Inelegant but oh so necessary.

    I feel as though I've been sewing my whole life as my mother sat me at her Singer machine when I was 4 years old - sewing machines have been part of my life since although am one for cross stitching samplers. My family heave a sigh of relief when I get the knitting needles out and know I'm not knitting for them. I recently knitted a cardigan which, when laid on a double bed, the wrist welts were practically on the floor. Not great with tension, as you can tell.

    Thank you for this lovely site and the generosity of the Youtube tutorials which led me here.
    Last edited by NancyR; September 26th, 2018, 02:46 AM.

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