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mcfay Posted: Sun, Nov 4 2012 6:26 AM

Just this morning found you all. Belfrybat told me about this forum. I'm fairly new to quilting. Been sewing since I was 5. My mother taught me to sew on a treadle machine before I could reach the peddle while sitting in a chair. I had to stand up and peddle with one foot. Learned with paper with no thread in the needle. We couldn't afford to waste fabric or thread. My mother made my clothes from feed sacks.

I worked for years in sewing factories, enjoyed it but didn't quilt at all. I would start to make a quilt top and run out of fabric or get distracted and put it away. Well now that I'm retired, I've bought a short arm quilter on a 12' Gammill table. It belonged to a friend of mine who passed away back in 2008. There has been a learning curve but I am loving it.

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mcfay, welcome to the site

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Barbara replied on Sun, Nov 4 2012 9:33 AM

Macfay ,welcome tot he club. Hope you enjoy your time here with us . Barbara

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EAT!! SLEEP !! QUILT!!

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Patti replied on Sun, Nov 4 2012 9:42 AM

Glad you have  joined us!

Patti

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Ruby!  Glad you found your way here.  Besides the message boards, check out the groups (link to the right on the upper menu).  There is a longarm quilters group, although I haven't joined since I don't have one.  I know several folks on that board do not have a true longarm but more like yours.  Hope you become a regular as this is a very friendly "homey" board.

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Hi Ruby, so nice to meet you. I look forward to getting to know you.

Life is like a quilt...bits & pieces, joy & sorrow, stitched with love

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gini replied on Sun, Nov 4 2012 12:14 PM

hi mcfay, welcome to the group

gini in north idaho

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Debbie-do replied on Sun, Nov 4 2012 12:57 PM

Hi McFay!  Welcome to QCA!

Southwest of San Antonio

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Ramona replied on Sun, Nov 4 2012 2:59 PM

mcfay,

 

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Nana replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 8:34 AM

Welcome McFay.

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Hello mcfay  from one Texan to another, welcome to QCA. you're gonna thank Belfrybat over and over again for directing you to this site.


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Lon replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 9:48 AM

Welcome Mickey,

I too have recently retired and found the freedom of time to create quilts for family and friends. Enjoy the journey!

Lon

 

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Howdy McFay,  I grew up in the Texas Panhandle, Welcome to the club, I have been a member for about a month and it has really helped me get motivated. Joined the new mystrey quilt. I grew up sewing and then started quilting, also have a short arm quilting machine, keeps me busy. See ya around, bj

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Kris replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 2:06 AM

Welcome Mcfay.

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safrmaz replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 9:16 AM

Welcome mcfay :)

 

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