I have been quilting for about 30 years. I originally started with my Mother when I was a teenager, but really got heavily into it when I was in my early 20's and married the first time. My Grandmother-in-law was an amazing quilter and spent days with me teaching me everything she knew. I have been lucky enough to pass this on to my daughter who took this gift and made applique Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam pillows to her Grandma & Grandpa (his mother taught me) for Christmas the first year she was quilting. They were both completely overjoyed because no-one in their family had taken the time to learn this fabulous skill from her. I feel blessed every day that she took the time to teach me this skill and that I have been able to pass her skill on to another generation. Even though that family is no longer mine, they are my daughters and she makes them quilts every year for the holidays and that is wonderful and very fulfilling to me.