I've been around sewing most of my life. Most of the women in my mother's family have always quilted and crocheted, so I guess it was only natural that I should too. I learned to sew in home economics, and Gramma taught me to crochet on one of her visits when I was 12. For about 15 years, I didn't sew much, but in the fall of 2011 after I graduated college at 38, the bug hit me again in full force. I started out making aprons and placemats again, then I was bitten by the quilting bug. So far, I've only done smaller projects, such as baby blankets, but am working my way up to the king size quilt that I've been saving fabric for.