Who has been a member of this group the longest?

anyone know who actually started this group?
Good question! I think that I have been here for about 10 years and it was going strong then.
Janner France
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Janner
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.
anyone know who actually started this group?
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Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
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
anyone know who actually started this group?
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Ginger in CA
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

anyone know who actually started this group?
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Ramona Walker
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.

anyone know who actually started this group?
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Ramona Walker
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."
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Bobbie Sews More
Den 24-01-2013 06:11, She in PA skrev:
anyone know who actually started this group?
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
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Hanne in DK
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
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amy in SoCal
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
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

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Taria
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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Marcella Peek
dropped off for a while (as is known to happen at my age...) and rejoined in 1998 or 1999.
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
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Shirley
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
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AuntK
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:
ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/news.announce.newgroups/rec/rec.crafts.textiles-r
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Hanne in DK
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
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NightMist
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:
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
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Taria
Seems to me that this is the first recognised name? Teresa Creech.
Hanne in DK
Den 24-01-2013 20:10, Taria skrev:
ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/news.announce.newgroups/rec/rec.crafts.textiles-reorg
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Hanne in DK
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
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Butterfly-Wings
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..
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rusty
I started sometime in the late 1990s. The very first HUG quilt had just been created for a guy who had access to free fabric and shared liberally. I think his name was Mike but am not quite sure as that was just prior to my time.

anyone know who actually started this group?
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