I have been quilting for about 20 years, my favorite patterns are stars. I am married to Bob for 48 years we have two sons, our son Mark passed away 16 years ago at the age of 29. Matthew is 46 years old and lives in the same town as us Macungie, PA. I worked in the insurance industry for 50 years as a Commerical Account Manager for independent agencies, I retired in April 2011. I began taking quilting classes and learned a lot from some great teachers in Montgomery County, PA where I lived for 27 years. I moved to Lehigh County ten years ago to be closer to my son Matthew, his wife is also a quilter. I have been making baby quilts for local hospitals and now I am in the process of making them for a childrens nursing home in Scranton, PA. I am hoping to now start a quilt for myself, I seem to give most away. I also am on a mission to make lap quilts for my six sisters for Christmas. I have several completed but not quilted.