I am 48 yrs old.. I bought my first simple sewing machine Christmas of 2012 and decided quickly that I wanted more than just a sewing machine. So I wound up with a Pfaff Creative Performance with the embroidery attachment. I really call myself new at sewing unless you want to count that I made a quilt for my Son some 20 years ago before there was YouTube to learn from and I made my own maternity dress when I was pregnant with him about 29yrs ago. :) I wish I had those dresses today to look at. My Son still has his quilt. I absolutely had no idea what I was doing, but it was warm and cuddly with a big o' Tootle the train stitched on the best way I knew how. So here I am some 20 yrs later wanting to learn everything I can. I have a full time job so that kind of gets in the way of learning as much as I want to. But we must pay the Bills. Maybe one day I will be good enough I can make a living quilting.. Oh well, it's a thought. I have so many questions about how to do things.. I thought that joining "Quilters Club of America" would get me going with all the answers that I have been looking for. And I am sure there are alot that have not even been thought of yet. I think I have enjoyed this part of my personal life more than any other part. I look forward to making new quilting friends and learning from you all. BTW.... I have a new grandbaby, he is my first.. Yippie!