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North Carolina Quilters

Talking with quilters from all over the world is amazing, but sometimes it's good to get to know other quilters closer to home. This group will allow us to get to know other quilters from North Carolina, share our favorite quilt shops, tips, techniques and maybe make some new friendships!

Location: North Carolina
Members: 46
Latest Activity: May 15

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Retreat locations

Started by Kathy Long May 15. 0 Replies

I put together a 3 day quilt retreat for friends (15 - 20) so it’s a relatively small retreat.  We have been going to Camp Dogwood at Lake Norman but they are going through many changes and I haven’t been ble to get any dates set for 2019 scheduled.…Continue

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Introductions

Started by Sue Cooke. Last reply by Sharon Powers Sep 14, 2015. 41 Replies

Hi Ladies!     I think a good place to start is with an introduction. Tell us a little about yourself, how did you begin quilting, where do you like to buy your quilting supplies.I'll start:   I'm Sue from Raleigh. I have only been quilting just…Continue

Myrtle Beach Quilt Party

Started by Lisa Wagner. Last reply by Mary Couch Jan 13, 2015. 9 Replies

Has anyone ever gone to the Myrtle Beach Quilt Party? I just heard about this yesterday and I am trying to find out more about it, but their site is useless! You can make reservations, but for what???!!!  Is this all classes? a retreat style event,…Continue

New to Quilting

Started by Debbie Jackson Foxx. Last reply by Sue Cooke Aug 5, 2014. 2 Replies

I just started teaching myself quilting last summer-recently finished my first full size quilt.  Am now experimenting with different quilt blocks before starting a new one.  Have used youtube videos to get me started.  Still a LONG way to go! lol  I…Continue

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Comment by Linda Anthony on August 31, 2016 at 10:35am

Confident Beginner

I just started quilting last October, 2015.  I'm totally hooked.  Have made 7 bed sized quilts so far.  I'd really enjoy joining a quilting circle.  I live in the South Charlotte area of North Carolina.  Specifically, Indian Land/Fort Mill.  

Comment by Tammy Blackburn on May 22, 2015 at 6:42pm

Does anyone here live in or near Trinity, Lexington, Asheboro, Thomasville?  I have a longarm and was thinking of renting it out.  What is your opinion on this idea? 

Comment by Sue Cooke on May 22, 2015 at 10:40am

I use Whatever's Quilted in Wake Forest http://www.whateversquilted.com/ Donna always does an amazing job!

Comment by Bette gayle Kilts on May 15, 2015 at 12:05pm

Sue, I've managed to get pull out the parts that are pieced and the rest of the fabric for one of the quilts but not much progress being made on the assembly.  I am retired so work doesn't get in the way for me but I still get requests for embroidery projects.  I finished up a little girls purse yesterday and today I'm going to start on some tablet covers that I saw demonstrated on the MSQ site today.  With 14 great grans who all are all such techies I will be busy making them for awhile.  I really need to find someone local who can do the quilting for me.  I just don't have the room to do it on my sewing machine. Where do you send your quilt out to?

Comment by Sue Cooke on May 12, 2015 at 10:12am

Hi Bette! How is your ambitious plan coming along? I have a problem that by the time I finish piecing my quilt top I am ready to move on to the next quilt and I only have my little sewing machine so I send my quilts to be quilted for me so I can move on! Especially now that I am finishing up a quilt for someone who got married in October and need to make 4 baby quilts. Plus cross stitch 2 birth announcements for my sisters who are both having baby one due in July 1 due in September! If only this pesky thing called work didn't get in my way I would have no problem getting it done! lol

Comment by Bette gayle Kilts on May 4, 2015 at 1:11pm

What are you NC quilters up to these days?  I finally got through Easter Baskets and bunnies so that now I can get back to my true love - PIECING AND QUILTING.  My time has been reduced my the embroidery I've been doing but my plan is to finish the top I'm making for my middle sister and then quilt the 3 that I've made for all my sisters by August.  In the meantime I have to get fabrics for the top I am designing for my daughter.  With any luck she'll have it under the tree at Christmas.  I know this is very ambitious but without declaring my goals I'll never get to it.  Gimme a nudge every so often so to stay on target.  

Comment by Lisa Wagner on January 13, 2015 at 9:26am

You all need to call and find out what they have available! We call in Nov for an Oct date and they were booked. We had to take a different date. They fill up fast. It may already be too late for this year. This may have to be a next year thing. Or look for a different place. But call to see what they have available.

Comment by Sue Cooke on January 13, 2015 at 9:02am

May possibly? How does that work for everyone?

Comment by Kathleen Knopeck on January 12, 2015 at 2:51pm

June is completely booked for me. Spring???

Comment by Sue Cooke on January 12, 2015 at 8:43am

I can't do anything in July and August except for the first week of July. I work in kids clothing and that is Back to School time so I'm blacked out from taking weekends off.

 

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