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rosajoe_gwNovember 7, 2011

I think it is great that we are getting to be an active forum again!!!

This forum is not the easiest to post pics on, or messages sometimes, and I (and I know everyone else does too) really appreciate everyone taking the time to post.

Thanks for being a great place to hang out!!!!! This is still my favorite forum.

Rosa

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sunnycentralFL

Ditto on everything you said, Rosa! I appreciate all the quilters here too...the website has a few hoops to jump through, but I keep trying.

Good Job!
Gwen

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 2:14PM
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lafonda_ranch

I look forward to seeing everyone as well!! And I love the advice and looking at the beautiful quilts.

Robbi

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 2:28PM
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toolgranny

This is the only place I go anymore. So, keep up the good work girls - and Dan. I hate it when it goes quiet. I'm sewing like mad just to have things to post. Isn't that a hoot.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 2:49PM
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nannykins

I am always telling my sister about this forum and how I enjoy it. She was visiting this weekend and took the internet address so she may be joining soon. Thanks for all the help and support and encouragement, you all offer, Invaluable.
Theresa

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 4:14PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

This is my fav forum, too, Rosa. Seems like home to me. @:)

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 4:43PM
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nanajayne

I would find it interesting if the members would all sigh in on the same thread just to see how many are routine followers.Jayne

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 5:19PM
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kathi_mdgd

I havn't made a quilt in a while,but still check up on all you ladies and what you are doing.
Kathi

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 8:55PM
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lindaoh_gw

This is my favorite forum. I have met SharonG/FL (geezerfolks) but feel I know other members too. I check it every day even though I don't always post. I love to see pictures of your quilts and what you are working on.
Linda OH

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 9:09PM
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patti60

this is the forum where i'm most active. started here 10 years ago. there are times where i have all the problems getting on. don't always post. and really been busy but i always check it out to see what every one is doing. just finished my baazar sat. and a lap quilt today. it's ready to quilt. so i do stay busy. but always glad to see what every one is up to.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 9:48PM
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magothyrivergirl

I consider this my Forum Neighborhood! I have made friends, learned to quilt, ask questions, answer a few questions, drool over your projects, and care about you.

I lurk at a few other forums, just to see what else is new or different, but this is 'home'.

We do have a great group, and I hope it stays active~there is a lot of Forum Competition out there ~lol~ so we have to keep posting here and keep it interesting.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 7:59AM
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benken

My favorite also...I don't belong to a guild, so all of you have filled that slot for inspiration, tips, and links to what's new out there. Love seeing all the pictures of what everyone's up to...it encourages me to try patterns, blocks or colors that I might not have considered before. So thank you all.

Linda

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 8:51AM
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bonica

I just checked my Member Page and I've been here since 2001!! I came here looking for velvet scraps for my "Sue" bonnets, a quilt I still haven't finished BTW. Came in and never left, for long. I was here for the first Bday block swap. A quilt I did finish and hangs on the quest room wall. Soooo many memories!!!!
Home Sweet Home
Bon
:)

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 1:00PM
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polardreams

Are there really any other forums out there? :) I belong to a small neighborhood quilt group (7-10 members) and they all love to hear about my online group and what is happening but none of them have joined us! It is like a family here and I do love to see what everyone is doing - even if I'm not! I have really enjoyed actually meeting some of you and look forward to many more face-to-face meetings. Thanks for being here!
Sue

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 1:27PM
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quiltingfox

I have been really busy making Christmas gifts lately and still lots to do. Hoping I will have more time between now and Christmas to stop in and read up on posts. I really like this quilting forum.

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 4:01PM
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lola99

I think this is a great group of warm, welcoming, fun quilters. I really appreciate the excellent quilting advice. At times I've been more involved than others, but even when I'm busy with other parts of my life, I enjoy checking in and seeing what my friends here are doing.

Lola

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 4:13PM
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day2day

I've been here since July,2007. I do not post much during the summer months but I check in on a regular basis to see what everyone is doing. I especially enjoyed the challenges...didn't take part but loved looking!! I am indebted to Sharon (geezerfolks) for so often keeping me on track with her monthly goals posts.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 4:26PM
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murphy_zone7

I check in each day just to see what is going on and if I can contribute anything. Or if there is something new to see. Or if there is a new idea. Or....Or....you all know what I mean. :) Thanks to all who make this a fun and welcoming place to come to.
A day without this forum is like a day without quilting!!
Murphy

    Bookmark   November 9, 2011 at 7:18AM
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kay_in_pa

What fun, seeing all the familiar names on this post. I found you all when I first started looking at quilting forums. This one is still my favorite and truly feels like a family!

Like Marsha, I pop in on other sites to see what's going, but don't participate anywhere but here. Such a caring and talented group!

Kay

    Bookmark   November 9, 2011 at 8:21AM
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jennifer_in_va

I'm here all the time, believe it or not! I open up a window in the morning and check in multiple times a day.

You don't see me post so much because 4 young kids keep me a little bit busy! LOL I haven't gotten too much time to sew recently, but still need to post of my projects from Retreat. That's the only time I have guaranteed to sew!!

This is 'quilting home' for me too! And it's nice to see everyone making friends and getting together face-to-face when they can!

    Bookmark   November 9, 2011 at 8:26AM
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anitastitch

I like this forum a lot--There's always something to learn and/or be inspired by. And no one seems to mind if you're a fair weather contributor (at least I hope not) :)

    Bookmark   November 9, 2011 at 1:34PM
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bonnie_nmi

Hi All -

I have been a Garden Web member since 2004. I joined the Quilting forum in 2007 looking for advice on a wedding quilt for my son's wedding that summer. I haven't been very active lately due to family obligations, but I check in frequently to see what the rest of you are doing. One of these days I'll get caught up posting my projects and get back in the active loop. Meanwhile, I enjoy seeing what the rest of you are doing.

Bonnie

    Bookmark   November 10, 2011 at 6:50PM
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nanajayne

So far I have counted 22 names. I know there are more then that who visit. Haveing fun reading these post. Jayne.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2011 at 9:40PM
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vicky4x4

I'm still around and check in often. I'm just in a strange stage of life right now, taking care of my elderly mother in law and my teens! Sorry I haven't been able to be as active as I like. This is the first forum I ever joined, I started over in square foot gardening (thus the 4X4) then I went to the composting forum, then I found this quilting forum and have really found a home here.

Miss you all,
Vicky

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 7:24AM
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K8Orlando

It's home for me too! I check it first thing each morning and several times during the day. The past week I've been busy with a conference and couldn't be here at all; I missed you all so much!

It's good to see so many names here that I haven't seen posting recently. I'm very happy to know you're still with us even when you aren't posting.

I'm thinking of baking a cake today; wish you could all stop by and join me!

Kate

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 11:04AM
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sandlapper_rose

GardenWeb is my favorite site to visit! I check at least one posting nearly every day. So many nice quilters here.
Jeanne

    Bookmark   November 13, 2011 at 11:15AM
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faintheart

Thank you ALL for providing instruction, information, inspiration and encouragement!!! I love seeing your wonderful works and knowing that I can come here after a stress-filled day and find beauty and joy in each of you. I don't post as often as I probably should but know that I sincerely appreciate all of you and your kind sharing.

Deanna

    Bookmark   November 13, 2011 at 12:24PM
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colleenny

I have been a member since 2005. I check in every once in awhile and post occasionally. ColleenNY

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 4:16AM
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calliope

I started visiting this forum in 2006.........not here as much as I used to be, but still check in on a regular basis. It's because of the folks on this forum that quilting has become a part of my life. I don't think it would have happened without your encouragement and inspiration.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 6:53AM
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itsmesuzq

Although I don't post often I always peak into this forum first thing in the morning. I always remember how welcoming and kind you all were when I was just starting out on my quilting adventure. This month celebrates my 3rd year of quilting. My passion hasn't waned one bit. Quilting is still my favorite thing to do and I still marvel at how I continue to improve.

And I owe it to all the wonderful folks here. Their patience, encouragement and inspiration mean so very much! This is such a wonderful place!

Susan

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 9:42AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

I love reading the responses of those who have been encouraged on their quilting journey by this forum.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 11:00AM
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K8Orlando

Before I came here I didn't even consider making a quilt that required half-square-triangles! Seemed way too hard to keep them from getting warped. Now I'm willing to try almost anything. That's because of all of you!

Kate
(I'm not a big facebook fan, but I wish we had a "like" button on posts so I could click on it to show that I appreciate the comments.)

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 12:01PM
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minnie_tx

I haven't posted much lately havve a few things in the gallery. This subject inspired me to go thru just those posting in the 14th and 15th threads and compile a list.
Quilters 11-15
ajkopelika
anitastitch
benken
bonica
bonnie_nmi
buteau3rd
cannahavana
carol_from_ny
chickie1
colleenny
cziga
dan_the_mailman
day2day
dian57
downsouth
enjoyingspring
faintheart
faytay
finchelover
fran1523
geezerfolks
gininmn
grammyp
hazelnutbunny
itsmesuzq
jackier123
jennifer_in_va
justamomofsix
k8orlando
karpet
kathi_mdgd
kay_in_pa
Kitah4911
lafonda_ranch
lindaoh
loisf
lola99
macbeaner
magothyrivergirl
mary_c
micyrey
murphy_zone7
nanajayne
nannykins
patti60
paulah-gardener
polardream
quiltingfox
quiltpartner
redrosey_2008
ritaweeda
rosajoe
rosajoe
salijo
sandlapper_rose
sometimequilter
sunnycentralfl
teresa_nc7
tinyteena
toolgranny
tuppermom
vasu_texas
vicky4x4
wynative

Might have missed a few

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 7:02AM
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cannahavana

I've been a GW member since summer 2003, but didn't discover this forum until 2006. I got inspired and never left! I haven't been doing much lately because all my stuff is packed up for our renovation. Plus, I have been looking for employment for going on 3 months now. Hope to get back to it in the new year. My knitting needles have been on fire lately.

Rebecca

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 8:18AM
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sloth003

here is another (almost daily) lurker. hi.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 8:57AM
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loisflan

I joined this forum just a couple of months ago when I started quilting. It's been a great source of encouragement and inspiration. I check it daily.

Thanks, Minnie, for the list of posters - over 60 members posting in just a couple of days. I think that's great!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 12:29PM
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minnie_tx

loisf
I mught have given a wrong impression.
I opened each thread that was on the forum for the 14th some of the postings wentway back so while there may be 60 they did not all post in just one or two days.
I love lists lol

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 1:16PM
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nanajayne

What an impressive list. A lot of work there minnie.
After seeing all the dates people have posted makes me wonder when I started coming here, but when ever it was I am so glad that I did because everyone is special.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 3:51PM
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mary_c_gw

How did I miss this thread?!

Oh, I know - I'm still recovering from the visits - Stepson and his daughter (5) from Japan. She understands English, but was very shy about speaking it. Our son Paul came to stay, too. And of course, the wife-in-law and her husband. WIL and her DH were here for four days, the others for 12.

Granddaughter Mayu eventually asked to sew something, and has gone home with a handmade potholder for her Mom.

I've been here on the forum since it first began. I find it friendlier and more helpful than most others, so I consider this my quilting guild.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 3:56PM
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minnie_tx

A few years ago some posters complained that there was too much conversation on the forum and asked that another link be set up for that purpose. I think it lost a lot o its charm and it is easy to foget tht there is a link to conversations. I checked and the oldest page there is 2006 can't believe it was so long ago it was quite a controversary at the time I suppose tht is where this thread belongs. Let's not forget to check Conversations everyday !!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 4:13PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

I don't think this belongs in the conversation area at all! This is about quilting and this forum. If it wasn't about quilting, then yes, the Conversation side would be appropriate. However, there are times when something wonderful or drastic has happened that we want everyone to know about. Since a lot of members don't even know about the Conversation area, it doesn't bother me when OT is put in the Subject line and posted here. I don't remember who the complainers were.......

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 5:06PM
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salijo

I check in every once in a while. But I already see my name on the list!
:)
Salijo

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 8:27PM
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minnie_tx

doesn't bother me when OT is put in the Subject line and posted here. I don't remember who the complainers were.......
I'm with you Sharon I don't remember either . We are one family and all sitting around tking a stitch or two . . . .

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 11:47PM
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wanda_va

Good Morning! I haven't been around much--life got in the way--but I check in on a regular basis to see what is going on. I started on this forum in 2002.

I will try to be more active in the future because I really like it here. (And I was never a complainer, and love the OT posts!) Blessings to All!

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 9:18AM
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rosajoe_gw

I agree with Sharon!!! Anything related to quilting or the members fam is of interest to me.

We are not active enough to use the conversations or gallery area any more and sometimes it is a pain in the buttocks to even post on this side of the forum.

I think the complainers have left, I love the peace and pics lol!!!!!

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 11:25AM
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nanajayne

I love this place and OT are very interesting for the most part. I have rarely gone to conversations and probable wont. Quilting is what brings us here but the people are what keeps us here. Please don't decide to change but just keep coming and sharing. Jayne.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 2:27PM
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K8Orlando

On the gardening forum we used the Conversations page a lot and I often checked it to get in on the newest chat. On this forum we don't go far enough off topic for it to be used much I guess. Because I was used to it at that forum it wouldn't seem like an effort to use it here (It's just one click away) but only if others used it too.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 4:26PM
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nanny98

I have been over at the KT for many years and recently (5=6 years ago) got bit by the quilt bug. I mostly lurk; Love your "lessons" and photo's and links to other quilting places. I'm still very much a quilter-wanna-be and am signing up for classes at our RV park where we are wintering in Arizona. I lurk almost every day and think I learn something frequently. BTW.... I love it that everyone is so nice both here and in every quilt store I have visited. I have a fabric addiction that I have faithfully fed for 45 years.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 10:32PM
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bee0hio

I stop in now & again. And today, lo & behold one of my old threads had popped up! :-) This is a great forum. I must remember to come here more often!

    Bookmark   November 17, 2011 at 9:49AM
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teresa_nc7

Today, our forum is my little island of sanity in the chaos that is all around me while I'm at work. Just when I think it can't get any worse.....it does.

I joined the GW back in 2002, I think, and I'm most active here and on the cooking forum. Wish I had time for Winter Sowing and Cottage Gardening - maybe when I retire. I've loved meeting our members at the Retreat and hope I'll meet more.

Although I don't post a lot about my private matters, I know I have sympathetic ears here or through emails. I love to get feedback/opinions on projects and hear your ideas.

Teresa

    Bookmark   November 17, 2011 at 1:50PM
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Vanislegirl88

I've been a member here for a number of years also, but do more lurking than posting lately. I check in here almost every day from work. You all have provided inspiration for me for many quilts. Life has been busy. Will try to be more active. :-)

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 5:34PM
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dan_the_mailman

Hello Kids! I've been on the GW for awhile now, mostly over in the round robin forum. A bunch of us gardeners realized we had quilting/sewing in common too, so we started a group called Seeds-n-Stitches, where we have monthly swaps and a lot of conversation. After we had that going, I found THIS forum...lol!!! Isn't that just the way it goes???
I like this forum because of the ideas and pictures that get posted. It's nice to see what everyone is working on, pretty inspirational too!
I've been sewing since I was about 13 or 14 (Mom made me learn how to darn my socks), so that'd be over 30 years now. Huh. I've mainly done quilts, but I've been known to make my own clothes too. Shirts aren't that bad to make, but for some reason pants and shorts just don't come out right for me. They're either too tight, or I look like I've had myself an accident in the back end...lol! I think it's been about 20-25 years since I've tried to make a pair.
About 8 years ago I made a bargello quilt, and although it was a lot of work, I'm rather proud of it. My next two big projects are a king-sized postage stamp quilt, and a lone star quilt of the same size. We'll see how far I get on those this winter, eh?
Talk to you all later!
Dan

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 7:39PM
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cygram

Hi I first joined this forum in 2004 but wandered away a couple of years ago.I have decided this is the best forum I've seen so I'm back.I haven't been making any large quilts for awhile now because I moved into a smaller place and just don't have the room.I'm still doing small projects like table runners,placemats etc.Nice to see so many familiar names still on here.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 8:41PM
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glassquilt

I remember the 2007 dustup. - it was terribly disturbing to me. This is the first quilting forum I joined in '05. Cannot say enough how enjoyable it was and how supportive the members were when I needed it. Nice to know members are again comfortable with all thing 'quilty'.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 5:21PM
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tdsully

I'm mostly a lurker, but I've done several birthday swaps and the applique/paper piece lottos. I've enjoyed getting ideas and being inspired to try new things. I've love the people here. I think I've been member since 2002. Once you have posted pictures it really isn't too difficult but, I don't post enough to remember how and have to relearn each time.LOL I guess I need to post more.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 8:03PM
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faytay

Wow! Its really nice to see some of the names I haven't seen in a very long time. I don't recall how many years I've been coming here, but the past couple have been sketchy due to personal life changes, blah, blah, but I've been back for a few months now.

Like someone else said, this is my guild. None of my friend quilt, so you guys are it baby(s).

I've met several of you in person and like Teresa, hope to continue to meet more.

And Bon... remember that sig block swap?..hahahaha

I'm back to popping in at least once EVERY day. Sometimes I have something to say... sometimes I just try and catch up with everyone else.

Still my favorite website.

Cheers!
Faye

    Bookmark   November 20, 2011 at 7:16AM
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K8Orlando

I am thrilled to see that so many people stop by everyday. (Rosa, starting this post was BRILLIANT! Thank you!) Sometimes when things are slow here I feel like there's only a few of us but now I'll know that lots more keyboards are turned this way. Often when I post a reply to someone it's not because I have a lot to add, it's just my way of saying "I hear you and want you to know someone is listening". I look at it as 'feeding the fire'. Kind of like tossing a couple small logs into the fireplace to keep it going, even if I'm not going to be sitting in front of it until later.

Kate

    Bookmark   November 20, 2011 at 7:32AM
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bonica

AH!!! FayTay!!! Yes I remember the sig swap! Red and I got together to stop the war we had going, that "who me?" started. LOL! 26 members in that swap. That's when I learn that Canada is not on this planet!!!!!!!
Bon
:)

    Bookmark   November 20, 2011 at 8:26AM
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rosajoe_gw

I agree it is great to know that we still have a LOT of members! I'm so glad many have come back, I don't have any quilters to share with either, so yes, yous guys are it lol!!!

I was concerned for a while that we would lose the forum for lack of interest.

We have talented, warm, and friendly members that are all willing to share their opinions and knowledge. Let's all work together to keep it that way!
Rosa

    Bookmark   November 20, 2011 at 12:32PM
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K8Orlando

Bump - just for fun!

I was looking for something else and came across this post from November 2011. It was fun once again to see how many people are really 'out there' lurking and enjoying the forum even if they aren't posting. So I want to say HI! to all who are here, even if I can't see you. Big hugs to all for being part of this great on-line family.

Kate

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 2:11PM
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bozogardener

How did I miss this? I check pretty much daily. This is the only quilting forum I belong to. I think I joined about 2004 or 2005. I originally started in organic gardening, hence the name. Great to see some still coming even though they haven't posted in a while.

Cheers, Tamie

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 7:47PM
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amazingcm

I have been here for a long time also.. Really it was what got me quilting.. I started when we did the strolling the blocks BOM.. Lots of swaps and lotto and Secret Stitchers.
I still stop in once in a while and do miss this group. It was my quilt guild as well. Still quilting all the time.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 8:43PM
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littlehelen_gw

I'm relatively new to the forum and honestly...it's the only one I'm really interested in reading. I don't check as frequently as many of you, but do try at least every other day. It's my first and only forum and I so enjoy it! Love the pics, love the advice and love the block lotto!
Valarie

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 8:47PM
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minnie_tx

When I have time I'll update the list to include newbies

    Bookmark   July 4, 2012 at 10:09AM
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dan_the_mailman

I hit this forum at least daily, wanting to know who's doing what, and where they're getting their ideas...lol!
Yep, I'm addicted!
I don't have a new quilt or idea to show off today, so I thought I'd let you all see what my cat Bump showed me the other day, it's his new magic trick! His Majesty has apparently learned how to levitate, but needs to hang on to the desk so he doesn't just float away! Cool, isn't it?
Dan

    Bookmark   July 4, 2012 at 11:12AM
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nanajayne

Thank you Kate for bringing this back up. Love reading it again. Everyone here is my friend and love hearing from and about them. We all come from such diverse situations and interest with a span of ages that it makes for a wonderful mixture. It is the only quilt site I visit anymore unless someone leads me to something of interest.
Thanks everyone for being here and sharing.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2012 at 1:11PM
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nannykins

Bumping this back up.
Re-reading a lot of old posts, as I lie in bed getting over my latest fall.
Recognize lots of names. And that the feelings expressed are still out there.
Theresa

    Bookmark   October 1, 2014 at 10:06AM
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meldy_nva

I joined Gardenweb wa-a-ay back (not long after it first went on-line) but lurked for a year or so until I began to post on the new-to gardening and then the Party forums (or maybe it was the other way around); and I honestly don't remember when I changed from lurker to poster on this forum - maybe when I retired? I admire those who can give a precise year that they clicked onto this forum!

Still working on that out-of-my-box quilt, but the end is finally in sight. It's been delayed by a short hospitalization, a long bout with the flu, and then my decision to add some applique. DH helped spread it out last night so I could check for square. He didn't understand why I was unhappy that one row (in the middle) is 1/2" longer than the rest; not saying I pouted, but I certainly whined about it! When I explained that I'm used to being no more than 1/16" off, he just shook his head. Non-seamsters just don't understand. :)

    Bookmark   October 1, 2014 at 11:09AM
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It's fun to see this thread refreshed with new posts. I still love this forum too and even when I'm not posting, I'm here every day just to check out what's going on.

Kate

    Bookmark   October 1, 2014 at 11:26AM
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