I'm a housewife who loves to cook, bake, sew and quilt. I've been married for 28 years. I have 3 grown, married children and 2 grandchildren. I am still a relatively new quilter. My mother-in-law taught me how to quilt many, many years ago, but I never had the time to really pursue this passion the way I wanted to. I lost my job 2 years ago and in February 2012, I decided I needed to start sewing again. So, I took my (mechanical) machine to my local shop to get a tune-up and saw all the cool features on the new ones - the longer throats, the automatic thread cutter, the needle up and down feature, automatic needle threader - boy was I amazed! I decided right then and there, that I needed to really start pursuing this interest of mine. That night I attended and became a member of my local Quilter's guild, joined a a Bee and I've had the "bug" ever since. I've quickly built up my stash to overflowing (smile), acquired a new quilting machine (grin) and also have gotten an embroidery machine as well! I'm addicted!