I have been quilting for about 15 years. I love traditional piecing. I would dearly love to have a long arm machine but we have a condo with no space for one. I also love to cook and cater our local quilt retreats. I have 3 grown children. My oldest son is a Staff Sargent in the Air Force. My second son is a veteran but is now employed by the state of Iowa as a computer program. He and his wife are expecting my first grandchild in Feb, 2013. My youngest is my daughter. Her husband also works for the state as a computer something-or-the-other.