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Linda Gless Posted: Thu, Aug 29 2013 6:24 PM

My name is Linda and I started quilting almost one yr ago. I met a wonderful lady named Joanne who was well into her 80`s and made marvelous quilts. She  told me that she didn't start until in her 60's and I thought - if she can do it - so can I! I went to Quilt Expo last September with my sister and went to a quilt retreat with her at the end of that month. Well - I am thoroughly hooked! -i only have a $75 Brother sewing machine but am working on a king-sized quilt-as-you-go quilt and loving it! So glad to have joined this wonderful site! Learned many great things on YouTube but expect to learn tons more here.

 

Linda Gless - Hartford, WI

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Susan replied on Thu, Aug 29 2013 6:40 PM

Welcome, Linda! A lot of us here are around your age and some are newbies like you. Hope you enjoy your time here, look around the site  there is a lot going on in groups. Also Craftsy.com is a good place to find a class you may be interested in. we also have retreats all over the Country if you are interested. You will find them in groups , too. Looking forward to seeing your finished project.   Susan, North, Florida

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Dawn replied on Thu, Aug 29 2013 7:25 PM

Hi Linda!  Welcome!  You will LOVE this site!  So many wonderful people to talk to, get advice from and just get to know!  Can't wait to see your quilts and get to know you better!  I am from Iowa, so we are kinda close!  :-)

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Nana replied on Thu, Aug 29 2013 7:33 PM

Linda

Welcome to the site.  Hope you enjoy your time with us.   I was almost 50 when I first started quilting.  Love every minute.

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gini replied on Thu, Aug 29 2013 7:52 PM

Hi Linda, welcome to the group.

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Karla replied on Thu, Aug 29 2013 8:06 PM

Welcome Linda.  I didn't start quilting until after I retired, that was 7 yrs. ago.  I am definitely hooked.  In fact my LQS told me that I keep them in business :)  

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Kris replied on Thu, Aug 29 2013 8:19 PM

Welcome Linda.

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Well Linda, I'm almost 60 and have only been quilting for about 3 years. I am so hooked just like you. You will love it here. Everyone here is so helpful ad generous with their help and information. Can't wait to see some of your quilts.

Georgetown CA I'd Rather Be Quilting

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Leslie replied on Thu, Aug 29 2013 8:39 PM

HI Linda, welcome

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MNnancy replied on Thu, Aug 29 2013 9:48 PM

Hi Linda!  My story, like yours and others, is of finding this addictive hobby upon retirement.  You will learn "tons" here, especially if you are not afraid to post questions.  There are many talented quilters on QCA who love to share their tips and tricks. My tip for you - be careful to not get too addicted to this site.  You can eat up hours online in a hurry and that means less time quilting!  LOL  Welcome to the club!


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

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eparys replied on Fri, Aug 30 2013 5:37 AM

Welcome Linda!!  I really did not start quilting until 5 years ago. It was just after I retired  I find it relaxing and I really love it. 

You will love this site - a great group and unlike other sites not overwhelming.  Look forward to hearing more about what you are doing.

Betty 

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Thank you to everyone for the warm welcomes!! Quilters are the NICEST PEOPLE!!!!

Linda Gless - Hartford, WI

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Patti replied on Fri, Aug 30 2013 8:30 AM

this is a great place to meet with other quilters and form wonderful friendships.  Glad you have joined us.

Patti

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safrmaz replied on Fri, Aug 30 2013 10:10 AM

Welcome Linda :)

 

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Marie replied on Fri, Aug 30 2013 10:18 AM

Welcome Linda, nice to have you join us.  This is the best group of quilters you will ever get to know.  Please post pics of your QAYG so we could see your progress, we love pics.  We have a MQ coming up in early Sept., perhaps you'll join us, MQ are so much fun.

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