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Debra Moore Posted: Sat, Sep 17 2011 10:24 AM

Hi All,

I'm Debra from Davis, CA.  Started quilting about 7 years ago.  Funny thing, no one in my family quilts nor did I know anyone who quilted, just decided one day that I wanted to try it.  First quilt was a simple Pioneer Braid made from used flannel shirts and a sheet for backing.  I wanted to go cheap in case I didn't stick with it.  It turned out so great, I was hooked for life!  (wish I had a pic of that quilt, it and my amazing Tumbling Block quilt left with someone a few years ago).   Needless to say I dove in hard.... a whole room full of fabric, tools, pattern kits and more than 30 assorted quilt books.  I could quit work now and do nothing but make quilts and until I die or Jesus returns and probably still have stuff left (lol).

All my quilts have been made as gifts for family and friend except the Tattered Pioneer quilt I posted a couple of days ago.  Took a break for almost 2 years, due to family and health issues but happy to say I am BACK!

I'm happy to have found QCA and hope to make some friends here.  I love seeing all the quilts in the gallery, it give me the impetus to get back in it.

Happy Quilting!

Debra in Davis, CA

PS: would love to know if there are any quilters local to me.

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KATHY replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 10:26 AM

Hi Debra!  welcome to this site!  You are gonna love it here!!!

 

Happy quilting!!

CLEVELAND, TEXAS

 


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gini replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 11:05 AM

hi debra, welcome to the group.  you will make a lot of friends here. this is a great site

gini in north idaho

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LauraLyn replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 11:13 AM

Welcome Debra! This is a great site for quilting. Everyone is very friendly and very willing to help! Hope you enjoy your time here!

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Nana replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 11:17 AM

Debra

Welcome to the site.  Hope you enjoy your time with us.

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Karla replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 12:00 PM

Welcome Debra!  I used to live in Elk Grove, CA so we were almost neighbors.  I live in Nevada now, just outside of Reno.  No one in my family was a quilter either, but like you, I just decided one day to try my hand at it, and became addicted.  My quilts have all gone to family members and I still have several family members to go.  I am a fabriholic and spend a couple hundred dollars every month on fabric.  Don't know what my kids will do with all of the fabric once I'm gone because I certainly I don't think I'll outlive my stash.

 

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Carey replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 12:36 PM

Welcome Deb and everyone else I missed. You will love it here.

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Welcome to the club Debra.

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Sukochi replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 4:33 PM

AMEN! To that.

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abbey replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 6:34 PM

Hello and welcome. My family is definately not filled with quilters either. Not even one. I learned from an ever patient sewing teacher in highschool. Glad to hear you are back to quilting.

P.S. I wish I could quit my job and quilt to my little hearts content also...

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Wendy replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 6:41 PM

Hi Debra,

I am new here, too.  I love the picture of your dogs. 

What it is about quilting that gets us hooked anyway?  Once you get going, you just can't stop..Ha-ha.

Wendy

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Melissa replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 8:27 PM

Welcome, Debra! I, like you, have very few quilts in my possession. I just realized a year or two ago that I don't have to have a "reason" to make a quilt. That dawned on me when I found myself yearning to sew and not knowing anyone who needed a quilt. I have also begun using fabrics that I like but that don't match my color scheme or even necessarily anyone's that I know. You know what? If I make a quilt that I can't find an owner for I can save it for an emergency gift or give it to charity. I have vowed not to get hung up on all the details and to just allow myself to have fun!


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Barbara replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 9:18 PM

Debra, welcome to the club, Gald to have you with us ,you are in great company here, Barbara

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