Dee Knight
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  • Mc Calla, AL
  • United States
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dee Knight Jul 18, 2011. 4 Replies

Hi,  I just joined and am excited about the site. I am a long time quilter but not enough time to quilt as I would like. Unfortunately I have to work to support my habit. I am currently working on a…Continue

 

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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I am a Longtime quilter, but a quilter with not enough time
How many quilts have you made?
??? maybe 20
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
Both
How long have you been a quilter?
23 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
all of them
Why do you quilt?
self satisfaction and making others happy

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At 12:10pm on January 1, 2012, QuilterBridget said…

Happy birthday, Dee~I hope you have a wonderful day!

At 9:10am on June 4, 2011, Terry Straubel said…
Welcome Dee, hope you are enjoying the quilt site.
At 12:36am on May 21, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

I have a Baby Lock Quilter's Choice Professional and a Grace Frame.  I never use the frame either and I just HAD to have it.  I wish I had never bought it.  I practiced a lot and got pretty good with the quilting; it's the loading I have a hard time with.  I'd rather sit to quilt anyway.  Now I wish I had the sit-down HQ16. 

I sell many of my quilts to support my quilting hobby.  I've had numerous hobbies over the years, but quilting is the most expensive of all!  I have a huge stash and still crave new fabric!  I guess that's pretty common.  I'm in a really small town, so I do the majority of my fabric shopping on-line.  My current favorite is Fabric Shack.  They have great prices and great sales too.

I'm not familiar with the machines you have...is one of them specifically for embroidery?  I don't want an embroidery machine...I figured I'd end up going crazy buying thread!  I'd rather have that HQ16!

I promised myself that I'd never have UFO's...that I'd finish everything I started.  Well, that lasted about a year.  Now I have a few tops that need quilting, but I've lost to mood to work on those quilts.  I keep thinking that someday I'll do them.  One of them I made a long time ago and it's a total beginner pattern, so I thought about trying to quilt it on my frame.  That way I won't be too upset if I mess it up!

I hope your mom is recouperating well! 

Thanks for writing back!  Bridget

At 2:59pm on May 20, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

Hi Dee!  I've been here for several weeks now and I'm really enjoying it.  This is my first "social networking" site and it's a lot of fun.  I don't do facebook or blog or anything else, so this is great for me.

I've been quilting for almost 6 years and have made lots of quilts.  I retired when I was 45 (I'm almost 50 now), and that's when I picked up quilting.  I never knew how to sew before that.

Do you plan on joining any groups?  They still seem kind of quiet considering there are over 2000 members here!  But I guess this is a new site and it takes time to really get the ball rolling.  I joined traditional quilts, scrappy quilts, piecing, machine quilting and a few others.  I also started a group for newbies.

Well, I just wanted to say hello!

Bridget

 
 
 

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