My husband and I ranched for many years and I never had time to even think of making a quilt, with having kids, cattle and horses to take care of. Now that we are not doing that anymore, (still have the horses) I can work the quilts into my schedule. They help me relax. I built a 6 foot x 6 foot dining room table, (not for eating, as my husband puts it) mainly for doing quilts. My sewing room is 4 foot by 6 foot. Hence the dining room table. Of course, I always have help from the 3 cats.