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    Default Every thing is part of the learning curve

    Hi there, I have been quilting for just a few months and every thing I have done has taught me something. I have made a variety of things, mostly small things but also a bed size quilt. I have not been pleased with all that I have done but each and every thing has been worthwhile in one way or another. I am becoming more confident in my choices and my piecing has come on in leaps and bounds. Even when I have put something together that I was not entirely happy with I have not put it to one side because I look upon it as an opportunity to improve, practice and understand the whole process of quilting. I know I have a long way to go but I am enjoying the journey. Reading the messages in these forums has helped and encouraged/educated me no end and the tutorials are a great asset so THANK YOU MSQ and the all the people who contribute.

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    Welcome! Check out the groups section and you will see many new groups that have the forum's work based on Jenny's tutorials. I offer one warning. They are all beautiful!
    Lisa

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    Jeannie,I too am so glad you joined us. I love what you expressed, it mirrors the way I feel about being new to quilting, and the learning process, and helpfulness of Jenny's tutorials and this sweet little forum.
    Miss Sheri

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    Missouri Star

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    Jeannie that is exactly right.... we pick things that we enjoy but challenge us either through technique, color or design choices. There is always something new out there even if it is a old pattern. Welcome to the forum!!
    Kellie

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    Oh. ..... I did forget one thing in my original post.......I regret that I don't live near MSQ or even in the USA though I am sure my bank balance is the better for it! Oh how I envy those of you with easy access Lol

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    It doesn't matter how long you've been quilting, there will always be things you're not entirely happy with and need to put away for awhile. And you're right that this forum will consistently educate and encourage you; I've been quilting for most of my 57 years and this forum is a treasure.

    I borrowed one of the first quilts I made from my sister recently to show some friends. After 36 years of being well-loved and well-used, it needs some repair. I've been re-quilting areas where the quilting has come out and have enjoyed the process of stitching on something I made so long ago. Memories keep flooding back. I'm finding it almost difficult to match the long stitches of yesteryear but I'm trying.

    Enjoy the journey. It is a wonderful one.
    Grace-Ann

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    I'm with Grace-Ann. I don't think it matters how long you have been quilting, sewing, knitting, or whatever. There are always new tips & techniques to learn and practice will only make our skills better.

    The most important thing is to enjoy what you are doing!
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    because those who mind don't matter,
    and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

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    I echo your sentiments. I've been quilting for just over 3 years and I improve with each quilt I make. I just finished a rag quilt a couple of weeks ago. My very first quilt was a rag quilt for my daughter. We had a chuckle over how uneven my seams are on hers compared to this latest one.

    That is one of the things about quilting that I love...we get to see our progress in each quilt we make.

    Welcome to the forum
    Tanya

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    Hi! I'm a new member-and just want to thank everyone for their post. Like the earlier post, I learn from your questions and answers. I do believe quilters are the nicest people in the world. Booklady

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