I am a "serious" beginner quilter following a dream that began over 25 years ago. Although I enjoy contemporary designs and the wonderful colors of batik fabrics, my greatest interest is traditional block patterns and reproduction fabrics. My Singer Featherweight 221 ("born" in 1951) performs beautifully doing patchwork and I am learning free motion quilting skills with her. She has been my one and only sewing machine for close to 40 years and together we have made all sorts of clothing from my wedding dress and tailored suits to children's clothes and draperies for our home. Now that I have the time to learn more about quilting I believe the best is yet to come! More quilts for family and friends!