Candi Rhynalds Smith
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  • Issaquah, WA
  • United States
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Any and all advice welcomed to this new beginner.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laurie Magee Feb 15, 2012. 6 Replies

Hey all...just wanted to thank you for allowing me to join your group. I have no experience at all but thought this might be the place to learn...I am 61 yrs old and finally got a sewing machine for…Continue


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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I am divorced and retired. Have 2 grown sons but no grandkids yet (still hoping). I have crocheted for 30 yrs. Love gardening, crafts, walking and traveling. Am hoping I can learn something from this group before I attempt to cut my first square.
How many quilts have you made?
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
learn how to make them
Do you have a website?

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At 10:26am on June 8, 2014, Vickie Smith said…

Happy Birthday, Candi.  Hope your day is delightful... 

At 2:01pm on January 12, 2012, QuilterBridget said…

That's kind of neat that you used to live down here!  It was several years before things started to change; there was no place to shop, and just during the past few years they've done a lot of building; especially in Warrenton.  We now have a huge Costco, a Staples, Home Depot, a few auto shops, a good sized Goodwill, Fred Meyers, etc.  What we're still lacking is a decent grocery store.  Safeway has a monopoly here and their prices are way too high.  We need a Cub foods or something like that and a Walmart or Target.  We also could use some chain restaurants like Olive Garden. 

I made a lot of quilts during my first few years of quilting, but for the past year I've not made much at all.  I'm having a dry spell and that's why I joined this site...for some inspriation!  I noticed that there are several like me who have joined for the same reason.  I used to quilt every day and I miss that feeling of excitement.  I finally got started on something yesterday and I'm just doing a very easy and small quilt to get me back into it.  I sure hope I follow through.  I never thought I'd go through a dry spell!  That's why I'm so excited for you to be a beginner.  It's so much fun when everything is new!  By the way, do you know how to do regular sewing?  I've been trying to teach myself a few things, but I find it to be much harder than quilting.  I want to learn how to do things like zippers and such.

I hope you're having a beautiful, sunny day like we are!  It seems like we've had more sunny days this winter than we did all summer!

Have a great day!

At 9:49am on January 12, 2012, Linda Hubalek said…

Thanks for the note...and looking at my website. Quilts have always been part of my life- kept me warm and gave me color.

Please do start reading my books sometime. You'll be hooked :)

At 10:55am on January 11, 2012, Linda Hubalek said…

Welcome Quilter Friend!

Just wanted to pop in to say “hello” and introduce myself. I’m Linda Hubalek, fellow quilter and author from Kansas. Books about pioneer women are my specialty, with a cooking or a quilting theme mixed into each historical fiction series.

My Trail of Thread historical fiction book series, written in the form of letters sent back home, describes my ancestors’ wagon trail journey and homesteading in Kansas. Each book mentions twelve old-time quilt patterns, and I put drawings of them in the back of the books.

So if you like to read—besides quilting—please enjoy my blog and book excerpts on my website. Besides printed as paperbacks, my ten books are also available for your Kindle or Nook.

I have about a dozen quilts made by my great grandmother, (that we used all the time when I was a kid) so I’m into antique quilts and patterns. What kind of quilts and patterns do you like to work with?

Happy quilting and reading!

Linda Hubalek

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At 10:43am on January 11, 2012, QuilterBridget said…

Hi Candi~welcome to My Quilt Place!  I hope you'll enjoy it here as much as I do; everyone is so friendly and helpful.

You might want to join the group I started called "Newbies".  There are pages of past discussions from new quilters with questions.  If you have a question, just start a new discussion.  I've been quilting for 6 years, but I've had a lot of help from the Newbies group. Just thought I'd mention it!

By the way, I live in Seaside, OR!

At 11:55pm on January 10, 2012, Julia Purdy said…
Stores carry larger. Backing quilt shops carry large widths, my first quilt was a baby blanket . 3 colors 1 print colors .5 yd 2 solids .5 each and 1.50 of another solid fabric for borders and binding 1.5 yds for the back. 36x 45 finished . I use flannel on the back. I cut my fabric 3" squares then mix them up. You ca n use a solid to border
your 9 patches. I always buy by the yard. A lady told me once, if ya like it buy 1yds, love it buy 3yds, can't live without buy 5 yds.MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY THIS NEW YEAR
At 11:21pm on January 10, 2012, Julia Purdy said…
Welcome to my quilt place. Do you have any tools? Rotary cutter , cutting mat, scissors, omidgrid rulers and squares. JOANN'S FABRIC is good so is ebay. Then pick a pattern(9 patch),fabric(I use quilt shop fabric) better quality, batting(warm and natural ) walmart carries for small projects,quilt

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