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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:56 pm

We'd really love it if our members, new and old alike stopped by for a moment and took the time to introduce themselves. We love to meet new friends and sometimes coming onto a forum can be daunting. Dont be shy, we promise to behave and we look forward to hearing a little about everyone


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Calico_Chris



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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:57 am

Hi, welcome newcomers, I'm Chris from Southeastern Michigan...have been quilting for 3.5 years. These ladies in this forum taught me how to quilt. There seems to be a wide variety of levels of quilters in this forum from expert to novice (that would be me).

How long have you all been quilting for? Do you perfer applique, paper peicing, peicing, English PP? Traditional fabrics? Modern? I'm still trying to figure out if I have a favorite.
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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:21 am

Hi I'm Kay from SE Ohio and I've been sewing for close to 40 yrs now and quilting for about 4. This forum has taught me lots of things and still are. I love to paper piece and applique the most. They are my favorites by far.

I sew for people and have for several yrs. and love it. Mainly alterations. But have done weddings and other things as well. It's a passion!



Now that you know about me, I want to know about YOU!
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Mamu



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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:51 am

Hello new members Very Happy My posting name is Mamu and I am from NW Montana. I have been sewing since I was 6 yrs old and quilting since....well, for many, many years....I have taught quilting and just recently purchased a used long arm machine to help quilt all of those tops I have laying about.
I also have several horses of which I like to 'play' with. So, you will see several posts here from me about my daily activities with the horses.
There are several ladies here that do other hobbies besides quitling and we love to hear about everything. This site is a great place to learn, swap, find new and old things to enjoy and just to lurk about.
Would love to meet you!
placard

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texasmusicmom



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Location : Columbia, South Carolina, USA
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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:07 pm

Hi new members! I'm Nancy, better known as Texasmusicmom here on the forum. I was a music major in college and now teach preschool music part time. Have three boys, one married and out of college in the working world and two in college. Get to quilt and sew much more now that I'm empty nest and am loving it! I've been quilting for about 5 years, but still consider myself a novice, since didn't have much time til now to work on it!

I love to do things by machine...my favorites technique is quilt as you go......quilting in sections by machine and then joining the sections together...much more fun. I prefer to make my own from start to finish, so quilt as you go is easier for me. Just took a class on One Block Wonders and really enjoyed it...may also become a passion. Love to do smaller projects like throws and wall hangings. Also have done tshirt quilts.....throw size.

Everyone here is SO friendly and helpful.....we all have become quite close, even tho most of us have never met in person. We share the ups and downs of our lives as well as quilting and sewing wisdom and sources on the internet. Always nice to know I have friends who will sympathize and listen and give advice when asked.....both quilting and on life in general!

placard chatting :quilting1: hi5 gogirl worldhug bowing mailbox hug08
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TxMaryQuilts
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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:39 pm

Hi I am TxMaryQuilts. Which is short for I'm from Texas, my name is Mary Ann and I quilt. That was a tough one wasn't it? lmao

I also do ceramics, crochet, my DD is involved in 4H and archery and we have tons of animals.

Love the gals here. We do talk about everything and lend a helping hand whenever possible. Even though it may only be a virtual hand, it is just as comforting. I really hope some of ya'll will join in our fun. Would really love to get to know y'all.

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redmadder



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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:18 pm

Hi ya'll, I'm redmadder, also known as Stella. I've been quilting for 38 years and learn something new everyday. I've grown to know and love these online folks.

My favorite is Civil War and 1930s, lots of precise and intricate piecing. But mostly I love quilts, new, modern, antique, and the next one I see.

My DH and I have moved in with DD while SIL is on deployment. Its not always easy but we are taking it one day at a time. If only there were room to set up a frame or funds for a longarm.

I do woodworking or would woodwork, if wood work would........ lmao I just kill me.

Always glad to meet new people and always glad to help. After all, that's how I learn.

Hope you'll join the conversation.

That's my little brother in the avatar, we egg each other on.
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Linda 2B



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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:46 pm

Hi I'm Linda 2B also known as Linda 2B! lol!

I've been quilting for 5 years and have been longarming for 3 years. I have a Gammill Optimum with a Stattler Stitcher computerized quilting machine. Which I love!!

I love art quilting, applique and anything PURPLE!!!!

I am retired from the Air Force after 20 years. I've been retired for 14 years. I have the best husband ever and one son and three lovely granddaughters.

This is a wonderful forum full of friendly kind members always willing to help another member
anyway they can. We have become like a family here and always have room for another member! And we are waiting for YOU!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:55 pm

Hi new members. I am Henny . Will be 70 years old in two months time . Have been sewing most of my life , quilting for about 15 years. Spent many years doing Crosstitch though haven't done much of that in recent years Do have one half finished in the cupboard . Oh yes, UFO's come in many guises Very Happy I am married and have two sons 49 & 38 , one grandaughter 20 . No pets after the last of our doggies died last year . I would like to have another but feel like I am maybe too old, would hate to pop off and leave them behind cry2 so my sons bring theirs every time they visit. It's like having grandkids ...you can send them home ! We would all love you to visit with us on the forum and don't forget we have a Grumpy Quilters spot where it does wonders for you to let off steam to a listening ear !
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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:15 pm

Hi,

Im Gimpy Cat, realised I forgot to introduce myself doh Like Henny Penny I live in Australia but whereas she resides on the mainland I live on the island state Tasmania (its to the south of the mainland, closer to Antartica) I have been playing with quilting since 2000, have two kids, a neglected husband and 3 cats (one belongs to my daughter). We live rurally, well there are only two cities in my state and both have populations of around 200,000 the remaining 100,000 inhabitants live in the country - the whole state is country and wilderness.

I love needle turn applique and simple old fashioned patterns, with all the pretty fabrics out there to feature now I think sometimes less is more. I love reproduction fabrics and flannel too. I have a vege garden and like to read too.

Stop by and say "Hello", we dont bite but we are anxious to meet new friends Very Happy

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quiltermarynel



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Location : Trinity Co. California
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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:12 am

OK, Marynel here. I started quilting in 2000 when I retired and my new dear neighbor dragged me to a guild quilting class. Over 400 quilts later, I am completely hooked and have gotten rid of almost all of my other craft stuff. Like the other membehere, I am quite willing to give quilting suggestions to members. I am also more than ready to admire your work. Feel free to browse through our albums.

If we use terms you don't know, be sure to ask. We may say SBS for Sunbonnet Sue and HST for Half Square Triangle, but it's not meant as a code. We are just a bit lazy about typing things out. We hardly ever bite and are not stuffy at all. Most of us do lots of charity quilts.

Most of us have fur or feather babies, gardens, recipes, etc that we also talk about. I started on this board with 2 parrots and 3 dogs. The parrots now have better, more attentive and less allergic homes, and we are down to 1 very sweet dog, who is a contradiction to anything you may know about pit bills (she is a boxer-pit bull mix, we think). She tells everyone who comes to the place that she loves them madly.

DH and I live in the Trinity Mts of NW California, a place where nearly everone knows or is related to a quilter and one day a year everything comes to a halt for our outdoor quilt show, Autumn in the Alps. We also have, at least 1 more time, a large quilt show at our fair the last weekend in August. I am supposed to be busy getting ready for that, but am actually doing a commission quilt at the moment.
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Jill



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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:13 pm

My name is Jill and I live in central Ohio with DH and yellow lab named Haley. I have identical twin sons who are 32. One is married with three children (two boys ages 5 and 2 and a girl who is 1) and lives here in SE Ohio. My other son is in the Air Force currently stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. I worked most of my life in a library and retired in 2002.

I have been sewing for 53 years now and started quilting in 2003. I had done cross stitch for many years but I started having problems doing that with aging eyes. I had always wanted to learn to quilt and one day I was in Joann Fabrics and saw a sign for beginning quilt classes. I prefer patchwork, scrappy quilts.

Besides quilting, I enjoy reading, gardening, and spending time with my grandchildren. I'm thinking about starting to do scrapbooking.
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golo
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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:19 am

Welcome... from Golo.... love to quilt any patterns... always doing something new...simple . . hard... doesn't matter.... Love the new bright fabrics.... been on here since it started up... sure do love the friendliness of this site... the gals are great and so helpful... and very chatting feel free to join in anytime... we are always up for new ideas and helpful hints.

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grampat8



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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:28 pm

I am Grampat, 84 and hanging in there! live in South Cook Co , IL retired from teaching,a caretaker for DH, enjoy my 4 kids, 8 GKs, and 2 GGKs, and a cocker named CoCo. Have been sewing since 10, quilting since 1999. Mostly machine piecing, trying to learn to applique better. Also trying to learn the tricks it takes to use a computer!!
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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:37 pm

Hi Grampat . Welcome to the forum. Nice to have someone say Hello . I am Henny Penny . Turned 70 this year , live in Australia , have 2 sons , 1 grandaughter , 1 husband LOL . I like to applique ans that is what I mostly do . To make it easier for you to use the forum here is a couple of tips . When you log on click on HOME in the top left hand corner . When the new page opens click on VIEW POSTS SINCE LAST VISIT which is on the right hand side just below the Welcome sign. This will bring up the posts from all the different categories for you without trying to search through everything Hope you enjoy your visits with us
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golo
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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:40 pm

Hi grampat8.... glad you posted.... are you working on quilt now? or many quilts? Very Happy I love to applique by machine only.... how are you learning to do it?

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:15 pm

Hi grampat8m, how wonderful to meet you! Sounds like you have a very full life, bet you love having all those grandkids! I love applique, find its easier for me to find time to make a stitch here and there than get time at the machine. We are looking forward to getting to know you, the bit of help Henny Penny offered about the forum was wonderful, thanks HP!

If we can help you find your way around, dont be afraid to ask us, we love to help!

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Mamu



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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:11 am

Grampat8....so excited to see your post! i just love hearing from other quilters in different parts of the country. Please continue to post, don't be shy...we are all a lovely group of ladies here and welcome you pals

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TxMaryQuilts
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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:14 am

Well Grampat, I am not sure about the "lovely" part of Mamu's post, I looked in the mirror this morning and let me tell you it wasn't good! Shocked Good thing we don't use webcams, I can't scare anyone off! lmao

Excited to have a new member and look forward to learning more about you, seeing your work and sharing ours with you. Hope you join in often. hug08

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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:02 pm

TxMaryQuilts wrote:
Well Grampat, I am not sure about the "lovely" part of Mamu's post, I looked in the mirror this morning and let me tell you it wasn't good! Shocked

Oh just ignore her Grampat8, we are all beautiful here - gorgeous capable women, she must have caught sight of the neighbour or a halloween decoration this morning lmao lmao lmao

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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:49 pm

Grampat, how nice to meet you! This is such a wonderful group of women (and Gimp's husband who shows up now and then isn't too bad either).

Some of us don't always behave ourselves so we can keep up our membership in the group I founded "Quilters Behaving Badly Association". Actually, we just engage in some good-natured teasing of one another, which adds some fun and laughs to our days.

Somehow, though most of us have never met, it's easy to feel like we're with friends here. Being caretaker for your DH must be challenging. I hope little breaks here will help add a little sparkle when you need it.

I live in a small town in west-central Minnesota. I'm only 61. Hubby is an attorney and I manage our little office so still go to work every day. (darn it!) We have 4 children and 10 grands - kind of like a set of steps from 20 down to 5.

Well, some of us talk a lot too, so I'm going to stop now. Very Happy

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Jill



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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:58 pm

Welcome to the group Grampat. This is a very comfortable, easy-going group and I hope you will join in our conversations. There are some very knowledgeable quilters on here and can help with anything. Please tell us what you're working on and other things in general.

Jill
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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:06 pm

Hi, I'm Jackiemn, Jackie from Minnesota. Grandmother to 10, mother of 6 and wife of a fisherman. Retired from banking, and started quilting seriously in 2001. Happy to meet new friends.
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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:31 pm

clap Welcome Jackie, its soooooo nice to meet you. So many join but never say hello, we get pretty excitetd when someone says hi so beware, you are about to get your head talked off!!!

It sounds like keep pretty busy, do you get to spend time with all your grandkids? I live in Tasmania, its the little island state of australia, the mainland being referred to as the 'big island' LOL. I have two kids, one 22 the other 7, I cant work so am trapped at home but I make up for it by keeping a decent sized vege garden, quilting, cooking and well, i keep busy (Im just about to change clothes and start painting in the bathroom - trust me, its better if I do it than DH, he ummm, well he is 'tool challenged' LOL)

Wonderful to meet you and i hope you make yourself at home and join the fun :-)


PS Grampat8 and Jackie, Im just organising a secret santa swap, its simple, you get the name of someone and send a token, nothing over thevalue of $10, can be bought, homemade, you can regift something you have, send a book or pattern you no longer want or need. Its just to get something fun in the mail :-) If you'd like to join, let me know, we can fit you in, we'd love to :-)

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PostSubject: Re: Please, take moment to introduce yourself   Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:15 pm

Welcome Jackie . I hope you will join in our group and tell us about your interests and quilting journey . We would love to see some pictures too Very Happy
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