Hi All, I am a self taught quilter who was inspired by my cousin Mindy (from Georgia) who makes the most beautiful quilts. I have been quilting since 2002. My first quilt was done completely by hand, I bought Alex Andersons LEARN TO QUILT and did a Rail Fence. I have been quilting since! I don't own any of my own quilts as I quilt them for family members(except the RAIL FENCE) One of these days I will start my own collection to keep. But with children getting married and grandchildren being born, and me not able to get out of my own way to complete projects-I will have to wait!