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BARBSCH replied on Sat, Nov 6 2010 1:40 PM

Clear Lake is about 150 miles from me. It is beautiful up there. I am about 75 miles from sacramento. I love it here the weather is always so mild.

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BARBSCH replied on Sat, Nov 6 2010 1:45 PM

She is one of those people who works better on a deadline. So she made all those in 5 weeks as Mothers day gifts. I remember when my grandmother taught me how to sew doll clothes at 6 yrs old. Once you sit at a machine and see something you made most people are hooked. I hope she stays with it.

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Hello. I am a new member also. Been sewing on and off for many years. Always interested in quilting but while I know a lot from reading, going to shows and watching tv,  my actual quilting experience is very small. Am trying to fit actual quilting into a very busy life, which you all know is not easy, I can't seem to find any local groups that meet when I am available so I am looking forward to at least talking abut quilting with all of you.  I made my first quilt in the mid-70s mostly by hand as a holiday gift...was still putting it together on xmas morning, so it got tied, not quilted. It seemed so simple from the pattern instructions!!! Have made a bunch of baby quilts since (the first was queen size).

 

Take care,

MJJ

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MJJ welcome we do alot of talking around here,I'm sure you will enjoy it.

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Eileen replied on Sun, Nov 7 2010 7:13 AM

Welcome, Barb! QCA is lots of fun.

It's great that you are sewing with your granddaughter :-) We need to keep passing on our knowledge to others. 

Don't let Gini pull you too far into the UFO "black hole" - it's hard to get out of there (I know - I have way too many projects going at once).  There's plenty of good-natured teasing between the one-project-at-a-time folks & those who can't have enough projects going at once!

I hope you share some photos of your quilts with us soon. Enjoy the site :-)

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Barbara replied on Sun, Nov 7 2010 7:15 AM

MJJ, welcome to the club, sounds like you are gonna fit right in here.We love to talk about quilts and we love to drool over them. There are a great number of ladies here who are really good with advice if you need it , Just ask a question and someone will have the answers. One warning ,be prepared to become an addict lol...Barbara

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Eileen replied on Sun, Nov 7 2010 7:17 AM

Welcome, MJJ :-)

Wow - you tackled a queen size right off the bat!  I'm glad you stuck it out & made more.  Finding time can be a challenge, but it's a great mental break from other things & sure is fun :-) (OK, except for "froggin'" - ripping out seams).

I hope you're enjoying QCA so far & do take advantage of all the talent by asking questions - you'll get great help on here!

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Nana replied on Sun, Nov 7 2010 11:17 AM

MJJ

Welcome.  We love talking quilting and just about anything else that comes along.  We tend to be a really chatty bunch.  Hope you enjoy.

Vinton, Virginia

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gini replied on Sun, Nov 7 2010 1:25 PM

mjj, welcome.  you'll find a lot of quilting talk here, through a lot of fun.      gini

gini in north idaho

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mars92 replied on Sun, Nov 7 2010 2:19 PM

MJJ,

Welcome,  I am a newbie to this site also but I absolutely love it and everyone on it.  They are so very nice, talented and helpful.  You will also get quite a few laughs from everyone and some great videos and pictures. And if you want to do a swap you can... Or you can just sit back and relax. Have fun and enjoy QCA, it's a great place.

 

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Welcome MJJ,

I used to be a one quilt at a time UNTIL I joined QCA. They have all lead me a stray and I've got a gazillion things going on at once. Then this lady named Patti had the audacity to start a new group called UFO's (unfinished objects). Well, that was real clever and they are all in cahoots. So now I have this humungous UFO pile that I will probably never finish in this lifetime.Then we have contests to see who has the most UFO's. And I also have the new to-do pile to do, too. Tons of kits, fabric already cut for patterns, fabric bought for patterns, so my days of one thing at a time are long gone. Be vewy vewy careful......it's a conspiracy here and you will soon have a growing UFO pile like the rest of us. lol

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Meggov replied on Sun, Nov 7 2010 8:22 PM

MJJ,

Welcome!  I too joined at least in part because it seems most of the groups meet during the day which is difficult.  Anyway, this is fun!  and I get a lot of inspiration and tips from reading the various posts and checking ou the galleries.  Also, I have found that I used to be a one-quilt-at-a-timer but since attending an event in late September and joining this group - I find I now have multiple (like 9!) projects going at once.  Trouble but fun!  I hope you enjoy the site!

Margaret

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Kris replied on Mon, Nov 8 2010 1:44 AM

Welcome to the group MJJ.

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Welcome barb, from another newbe, I have also been teaching 2 of my grandaughters one has her own mackine now the other will soon, she tells me. enjoy it. Lloydine

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Welcome Lloydine.  I don't think I have seen you post before.  Tell us a little about yourself. 

Marge (AKA Dimples)

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