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    Shiny Thimble

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    Hi all, I'm Becky from western Missouri. About 20 years ago, I thought I would probably die young so I st arted quilting so I could leave my kids and grands a little something. So for a few years, I was really into it. Then we built a new house in 2006, and since DH grumbled about my threads and droppings everywhere, I decided to just quit. Working full time, and commuting didn't give me much time anyway. I gave ALL my stash away, did keep my 2 good sewing machines, and thought I'd never do it again. This fall I decided I'd had enough full time work for the last 40 years so I went part time. My Mom passed away in 2015, and I found some curtains, and comforter, and pillows she had stashed. I remember shopping for those with her. So I decided to cut them up and make myself a quilt. I'd forgotten how much I love materials, color, and my sewing machines!

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    The Guild President

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    Welcome from central Wisconsin, I hope you enjoy your journey the 2nd time around!!!

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    Missouri Star

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    Hi and welcome from Long Island. Glad you found some comfort again in a needle and thread. I know you will treasure that quilt and the memories associated with it.
    Nobody is going to stand up at your funeral and say she had a really expensive sofa and great shoes Life is not about stuff.



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    Missouri Star

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    Welcome back! I am in Wisconsin. If you are totally desparate I can send you some of my stash to get you started. Nothing sadder than the itch to quilt and no fabric!! I think my stash multiplies at night when I am sleeping.

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    Missouri Star

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    Welcome from Colorado. I also could donate fabric from my stash to get you going. What with the Daily Deals, etc., it won't be long until you have your own stash. Happy Quilting!

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    Applique Angel

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    Welcome from Oregon! As you can see, this is a great group of Gals.
    Pam

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    Missouri Star

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    Welcome back to the quilting world. It's much nicer when you have the additional time to sew instead of working full time.

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    Hello Becky and welcome to forum from Michigan! Enjoy your journey, so happy you’ve joined us!

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    Missouri Star

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    Welcome to the forum from south central Missouri. It's never too late to start quilting again. The new techniques will possibly make it more fun than before.

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    Welcome to the forum Becky from Canada. I have been to MSQC, so I don't know how far you are from Hamilton, MO, but I know you would be like a kid in a candy store. There are great deals at the back of many stores with yardage on sale.

    I am happy that you have found your way back to quilting and if hubby still complains about threads, be warned, there will be threads. I would hand him or anyone wo complains, a vaccum.

    Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

    Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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