I've been sewing since I was a young girl. Started out making doll clothes and things for my puppy. My grandmother was my inspiration for quilting. She hand-crafted all of her quilts using an adjustable wooden frame that hung from the ceiling that my grandfather made for her. She showed me how to hand quilt using a spoon. I only started quilting a couple of years ago, so I'm still learning. I was awestruck when I discovered longarm quilting machines and new I had to have one. Well, finally I did get a Viking MegaQuilter 18x8 on an Imperial Frame with a QBOT a couple of years ago. I only quilt for family and friends, and for charity (wounded soldier quilts), and I'm excited to have found the QCA website and fellow quilters.