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We got into a discussion on Fb of who has been a member the longest. Does anyone
know who actually started this group?

Re: Who has been a member of this group the longest?
On 24/01/13 06:11, She in PA wrote:
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Good question!  I think that I have been here for about 10 years and it  
was going strong then.

Janner
France

Re: Who has been a member of this group the longest?
I've been around since the early to mid-90s (?) when my son gave me a Web-t
v for Christmas.   The first thing I did was search for 'quilt' and the res
t is rctq history.   ;-)  

I have no idea who or when it was started but there were several hundred (o
r more!) posts every day.... so we had to be selective on which threads we  
read or we'd never get anything else accomplished during our days!  And the
 discussions could get VERY heated at times with everyone chiming in with t
heir own opinions.

I miss The Good Ol' Days on here..... flame wars and all.

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 11:11:37 PM UTC-6, She in PA wrote:
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 anyone know who actually started this group?


Re: Who has been a member of this group the longest?
Leslie I think you were here when I joined and I think that was in  95 when  
I got my second computer!  I got my first computer in 92, but was not on the  
internet at that time.
Barbara in FL

"Leslie & The Furbabies in MO." <...
I've been around since the early to mid-90s (?) when my son gave me a Web-tv  
for Christmas.   The first thing I did was search for 'quilt' and the rest  
is rctq history.   ;-)

I have no idea who or when it was started but there were several hundred (or  
more!) posts every day.... so we had to be selective on which threads we  
read or we'd never get anything else accomplished during our days!  And the  
discussions could get VERY heated at times with everyone chiming in with  
their own opinions.

I miss The Good Ol' Days on here..... flame wars and all.

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 11:11:37 PM UTC-6, She in PA wrote:
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Re: Who has been a member of this group the longest?
I first saw this group when my good friend showed me back in 1998, on his
computer. At that time I had no internet experience, and had only used an
accounting program at my job.

I "joined" in 1998 when I got a webTV, like Leslie. In in those years since I
have met in person and online, some great friends!

Ginger in CA

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:11:37 PM UTC-8, She in PA wrote:
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Re: Who has been a member of this group the longest?
I've pretty much read this board since the 90s as well.  The amount of
messages posted was so massive!!  That was such fun - even the posts
about floss licking, Christine, discussions with the actual designers,
etc.

Does anyone remember Prodigy?  My husband was in IT for Archer Daniels
Midland so we had computers at home even when they took up a very,
very large space.  One of the first places to read newsgroup style
postings was a service called Prodigy.  I'm guessing we had that back
in the late 80s or early, early 90s.  Moni

On Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:11:37 -0800 (PST), She in PA

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Re: Who has been a member of this group the longest?
I mentioned over on FB that I was on the prodigy quilt group before rctq.  
when prodigy changed
their pricing we bailed on them and dh found rctq for me.  Do you remember  
someone posting
on the prodigy board that a policeman had come to her door and told her that  
her son had died?
It is the one thing that I really remember from their.  I think somewhere I  
have some msgs. printed
out from then but not sure where.  We got our first home computer in fall of  
'89 I think.

Taria

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I've pretty much read this board since the 90s as well.  The amount of
messages posted was so massive!!  That was such fun - even the posts
about floss licking, Christine, discussions with the actual designers,
etc.

Does anyone remember Prodigy?  My husband was in IT for Archer Daniels
Midland so we had computers at home even when they took up a very,
very large space.  One of the first places to read newsgroup style
postings was a service called Prodigy.  I'm guessing we had that back
in the late 80s or early, early 90s.  Moni

On Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:11:37 -0800 (PST), She in PA

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Re: Who has been a member of this group the longest?
I left a garbled message - sorry!!  I meant to add that I had read
this group ALONG WITH the needlework groups where some of the
discussions were held that I mentioned.

On Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:11:37 -0800 (PST), She in PA

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Re: Who has been a member of this group the longest?
Den 24-01-2013 06:11, She in PA skrev:
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I have no idea - I got in winter 2001/02 when I first moved to the US.

I did find however the original vote for the newsgroup  
rec.crafts.quilting (see below about name change in 1994). That  
newsgroup was started Aug 1993.

This is the transcript of the messages about the voting for creating the  
quilting newsgroup:
ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/news.announce.newgroups/rec/rec.crafts.quilting

At the bottom are the voting results, including names. Maybe some of  
those who have been here long can recognise names? Presumably those who  
voted for, if they ever joined in, would have done so early on.

The name-change (r.c.t reorganisation!) was voted on in Aug 1994, and  
since it passed, I'm assuming it took place something like Sep 1994.  
Again, lots of names at the bottom of the page (at least some of whom  
would have been active):

ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/news.announce.newgroups/rec/rec.crafts.textiles-reorg

So, at least we know that start dates were either 1993 or 1994 depending  
on how you want to count. Maybe we should start celebrating our birthday  
on Sep 1? :-)

Hanne in DK

Re: Who has been a member of this group the longest?
I think I found you all in 1996 or 1997 when I bought my 2nd computer. I then
dropped off for a while (as is known to happen at my age...) and rejoined in
1998 or 1999.  
Most of the names on that list are people I don't remember, a few sound
familiar.  
Does this make me a 'newbie' still?? LOL

Re: Who has been a member of this group the longest?
On 24/01/2013 15:53, amy in SoCal wrote:
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dropped off for a while (as is known to happen at my age...) and rejoined in
1998 or 1999.
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I started lurking in 1997 Then Connie David brought me out in the open  
as Madame Fabergé.
I did the beaded centre panel of the Enschede Quilt in 2001 and went to  
Holland to the handing over ceremony Of the Big quilt to the town and  
the four quilts to the wives of the fireman who died.

I made one quilt for myself but since ill health prevented me from  
making more I have given away most of my stash to friends who quilt. I  
have kept all of the squishes that I received, (just in case). I still  
occasionally do bead work.
I still lurk and read the messages everyday
Hugs to all
Shirley

--  
Shirley
www.allcrafts.org.uk

Re: Who has been a member of this group the longest?
Interesting.  I thought I started participating around '96 - '97 but I  
know when I joined the .rec group was new and so posts were sent to both  
the new group and the .alt group still as they transitioned.  Perhaps I  
was around earlier than I thought, or maybe the transition was just  
really slow. :-)

marcella


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Re: Who has been a member of this group the longest?
Huh - didn't know there was a .alt group before. The .rec group was  
definitely created in 1993 though.

Maybe I can find the .alt group too. Did it have quilting in the name?

Hanne in DK

Den 24-01-2013 17:05, Marcella Peek skrev:
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Re: Who has been a member of this group the longest?
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es anyone know who actually started this group?
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Very interesting history there!  I have no clue when I started lurking
or joined.  I do remember originally accessing the group via Prodigy
as well, however, among others.  It was great fun searching through
all the available usenet groups at the time.

P.S. - Congrats, Hanne, on becoming an Auntie!  Isn't it great fun?

Kim in NJ

Re: Who has been a member of this group the longest?
Teresa Creech is on one of those lists.  She was here for many years.

I wonder and miss many.  Ruth in happy camp, wendy frood, and of
course those that are passed.  I was just thinking of Pami the other
day.  Taria


Den 24-01-2013 06:11, She in PA skrev:
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I have no idea - I got in winter 2001/02 when I first moved to the US.

I did find however the original vote for the newsgroup
rec.crafts.quilting (see below about name change in 1994). That
newsgroup was started Aug 1993.

This is the transcript of the messages about the voting for creating the
quilting newsgroup:
ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/news.announce.newgroups/rec/rec.crafts.quilting

At the bottom are the voting results, including names. Maybe some of
those who have been here long can recognise names? Presumably those who
voted for, if they ever joined in, would have done so early on.

The name-change (r.c.t reorganisation!) was voted on in Aug 1994, and
since it passed, I'm assuming it took place something like Sep 1994.
Again, lots of names at the bottom of the page (at least some of whom
would have been active):

ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/news.announce.newgroups/rec/rec.crafts.textiles-reorg

So, at least we know that start dates were either 1993 or 1994 depending
on how you want to count. Maybe we should start celebrating our birthday
on Sep 1? :-)

Hanne in DK  


Re: Who has been a member of this group the longest?
Seems to me that this is the first recognised name? Teresa Creech.

Hanne in DK

Den 24-01-2013 20:10, Taria skrev:
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Re: Who has been a member of this group the longest?
I believe I have been here since 1998 or 1999.
I was on usenet for a while before that, then it occurred to me to look  
at the sewing groups. I landed here because at the time the fashion  
groups were in an endless round of flame wars, and the "home sewing"  
groups were accusing anybody who knew anything about design and tailoring  
of being agitators from the fashion groups.  Yeah the usenet tended to  
get a bit het up back then. (G)  Besides, quilting is what I do just for  
fun and it was nice to talk about something fun that I could do without  
considering any outside demands.

NightMist




--  
I'm raising a developmentally disabled child.  What's your superpower?

Re: Who has been a member of this group the longest?
In 1995 , DS and DD were heading off to college and they showed me how to do  
email. DS found the Newsgroups and signed me onto RCTQ.
Almost left when Miz Sairey said they had 'ways to find where I lived' and  
now you can even 'see' the house I call 'home'.
We've come a long way since to where every one of our posts appears on MANY  
other groups without our permission or without asking if we want to be  
there.

Butterfly  



Re: Who has been a member of this group the longest?
On Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:11:37 AM UTC-5, She in PA wrote:
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 anyone know who actually started this group?

I posted pretty early--mid 90's I think, but I've not been able to access t
he archives from 'way back then.  (If things never really disappear from th
e internet, why can't we find the old archives some way?:))  The person I m
ost remember from those early days was someone named 'Verdi'.  Ruth Evans l
eft an impact too; she was the recipient of the first hug quilt, and was go
ne so suddenly..  

Re: Who has been a member of this group the longest?
I joined just before the first "Ruth" quilt.  Don't remember what year.....

Susan
quilting as usual
http://proficientneedle.blogspot.com

On 1/27/2013 12:11 PM, rusty wrote:
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archives from 'way back then.  (If things never really disappear from the
internet, why can't we find the old archives some way?:))  The person I most
remember from those early days was someone named 'Verdi'.  Ruth Evans left an
impact too; she was the recipient of the first hug quilt, and was gone so
suddenly..
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