Hello. I'm definitely a novice at quilting, and live on the Bering Sea coast. I'm about 2,000 miles from the nearest affordable quilt shop. Teaching takes up my days, and school activities take up far too much of my weekends, but I spend as much time as possible in my crafting room, especially during the dark winter days. I also do some Yup'ik bead sewing. I'm looking forward to learning a great deal over the summer and the many winters to come.