I developed my love of quilting after taking a hand quilting class at Quilt Shop of Deland in Deland, FL in 2003. After making the sampler wallhanging in the class, I couldn't stop. I've been quilting ever since, even during our move from Florida to Germany, back to Florida and finally to New York 2007. In 2008, I joined the Tompkins County Quilter's Guild and volunteered to co-chair their biennial quilt show for 2009. It was a blast! Since then, though, I've left the guild and am looking for other "quilt communities" to participate in, including online guilds. My fiance and I have also begun a small business called Levelfield Gallery to sell his paintings and photographs and my quilts and quilted bags. Check out our website at www.levelfieldgallery.com!