I am a wife, mother of 6 and government employee who retired on March 25, 2011 after 22 years service with the Courts. Quilting has kept me sane through much of my life. I am entirely self-taught and some of my experiments were a little scary!! I tell friends and family that two hours at the machine or with a needle and thread are as good as 12 hours sleep.
As part of our retirement, my husband and I moved from a small city in northern Canada to Canada's lush and green East Coast, improving my access to quilt shops greatly. I have to say that is something I am going to really relish when we move into our new home!