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Robyn Posted: Sat, Jan 5 2013 2:59 PM

Just thought I'd say "Hi".  My name is Robyn and I live in central New Jersey.  I'm in the middle of a DIY home addition so between that and my job, I don't have as much free time for fun stuff as I'd like, but hopefully that will change if the house ever gets finished (I'm planning a nice sewing room when it's all finished too!).  I'm an engineer by profession so unfortunately my work hours can get crazy sometimes too.

The closest I've come to any kind of sewing education came back in junior high school, many years ago, so anything I've done in recent years has been pretty much self taught by trial and error.  I got back into sewing, strangely enough, making a bag for the spare tire in my MINI Cooper.  That kind of led to a small side business making and selling tire bags for other owners.  That led me to getting into machine embroidery as well, as some of the customers wanted names or other messages on their tire bags.

Just last year, I decided to finally jump into quilting.  I've always been fascinated by it and have always been looking for an excuse to buy the fun and beautiful quilting fabrics I've always walked past in the fabric store when I was in there to buy duck cloth to make more tire bags.  I've only finished a couple quilt projects so far, but I am definitely hooked.

I'm hoping when I get a bit more free time, I can participate here more and get involved in some of the swaps or block of the month "festivities".  For now, I'll probably just be lurking in the shadows.

- Robyn

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Robyn, nice to meet you welcome to QCA

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Nice to meet you Robyn.  You'll find this site is packed full of fun hope to see you around in the near future. 

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MNnancy replied on Sat, Jan 5 2013 4:52 PM

Hi Robyn,

I remember how hard it was to make time for quilting when I was still working, so I understand where you're at.  How do you like your Mini Cooper?  Welcome to the quilting club.  Lurkers are always welcome, but we sure like it when they add their two cents from time to time, so don't be a complete stranger!

 


On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)

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Thea replied on Sat, Jan 5 2013 5:26 PM

Robyn, Welcome to the quilting world.  You will love it as much as we all do!  This is a wonderful place to meet great people and make good friends.  I am glad to meet you and hope to get to know you better.

 

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Robyn replied on Sat, Jan 5 2013 6:23 PM

Thanks for the welcome.  I hope to be more than a lurker once the house is finished. 

And Nancy, I LOVE my MINI. It will be 10 years old in August and I love it as much as the day I drove it home!

- Robyn

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Robyn, Welcome and enjoy!

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Hi Robyn,

Welcome to the club. You will love it here.Everyone here is so nice and friend and so, so helpful. I hope you post a picture of your next quilt.

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Nana replied on Sat, Jan 5 2013 9:19 PM

Robyn....welcome and hope you enjoy your time with us.   It doesn't take long to get hooked on quilting.  Once you start you will never look back.

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Kris replied on Sun, Jan 6 2013 2:45 AM

Welcome Robyn.

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Annie replied on Sun, Jan 6 2013 4:34 AM

Welcome Robyn,

I grew up in northern NJ, little town called West New York.

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Robyn replied on Sun, Jan 6 2013 6:36 AM

Then we grew up not so very far away from each other. I spent my first 25 years in Wayne.

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Marie replied on Sun, Jan 6 2013 9:37 AM

Welcome Robyn, we'll be happy to help you out with your addiction so post a lot and enjoy the ride.

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Marie replied on Sun, Jan 6 2013 9:37 AM

Welcome Robyn, we'll be happy to help you out with your addiction so post a lot and enjoy the ride.

Millbury, MA

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Barbara replied on Sun, Jan 6 2013 10:04 AM

Robyn, nice to meet you and welcome tothe  club, drop in and chat withus often. Barbara

Liberty,Missouri

EAT!! SLEEP !! QUILT!!

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