Hi, my name is Marilyn and i'm for Iowa. just wanted to get involved with all of the quilting chatting. i'm also interesed in doing the mystery quilt. I plan to use all shades of lavender and purple. this is the first time i have wanted to join any discussion group, because i'm just finding my way around all of this computer stuff. i'm not to sure what to do yet but i'm trying to learn. i have been quilting since around 1976. i started to do all cutting one piece at a time and sewing everthing by hand. boy was that slow going compared to rotary cutters and all the new rulers. right now i'm busy trying to get 4 quilt's finished for christmas for my children. i have made all of my grandchildren and great grandchildren baby quilt. next i want to finish one for my hubby of 53 years. so that lets everyone know i'm not very young. thanks for any help.