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From: Terriano
Date: 05-19-2007, 10:24 AM (1 of 10)
Hi everyone,

I've been getting the newsletters for some time and decided it was time to sign up and participate in the discussions.

I've been sewing since the age of 13 and quilting since the late 1970s. I mostly quilt these days and at any given time have several projects going. We've turned a former bedroom in my quilting emporium so I'm fortunate to be able to keep projects out that I'm working on and shut the door to the mess. I have a Bernina 185E, Viking serger, and a Janome Jem Gold that I take back and forth to quilt classes.

I'm 53 and married with 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren (ages 3 and nearly 2). Besides sewing and quilting my hobbies include beading, lampwork, gardening and music (piano).

Like others have expressed on this site, one of the sewing-related problems that I'd like to improve is pattern fitting. The problem with poor fitting patterns and my inability to figure out how to fix them is the reason that I don't sewing clothing for myself these days.

I'm excited meet you all and share in the conversations.

User: Terriano
Member since: 05-17-2007
Total posts: 1
From: grandma C
Date: 05-19-2007, 11:56 AM (2 of 10)
Welcome Terrie!

User: grandma C
Member since: 01-15-2007
Total posts: 263
From: MartySews2
Date: 05-19-2007, 07:32 PM (3 of 10)
Hi Terry,
Welcome to the group. There is lots to talk about and I enjoy meeting everyone. Fitting is something all of us find challenging. I'm a sewing book collector and have quite a few on fitting. My favorite is "Fit for Real People". The book addresses the problems we encounter and how to solve the problem (ie: large upper arms, no waist, bulging tummy, etc). Hope to see more of you on the discussions.
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: temom
Date: 05-19-2007, 09:23 PM (4 of 10)
Hi Terry, and welcome. You have quite a machine collection! I also garden, unfortunately I garden about the same as I sew, but I'm ever the optimist! (I'm a newbie to the sewing world).
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
From: cshortsew
Date: 05-20-2007, 07:33 AM (5 of 10)
Welcome to the group Terry!
Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
User: cshortsew
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
From: lendube
Date: 05-20-2007, 01:49 PM (6 of 10)
Welcome Terry!

As you've figured out by now, you'll fit right in. Sounds like you'll have a lot to contribute too.

Have fun. Lennie
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: esrun3
Date: 05-20-2007, 08:22 PM (7 of 10)
Welcome to group Terry!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: vickki
Date: 05-21-2007, 05:21 PM (8 of 10)
Welcome Terry,glad you joined us....:Canada:
User: vickki
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
From: plrlegal
Date: 05-21-2007, 06:32 PM (9 of 10)
Welcome Terrie. You'll most always find someone on this board that an can answer questions for you.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: IsabelleB
Date: 05-24-2007, 03:12 AM (10 of 10)
Hi Terry and welcome to the group! :bluesmile
Sewing blog: Kitty Couture
User: IsabelleB
Member since: 10-25-2006
Total posts: 265
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