Married to Tom for 39 years (and counting!) We're the parents of three adult children: grandparents to two cute little girls. Tom was in the Air Force for 22 yrs, so we traveled all over the U.S. While stationed in Ohio in the early '80's, I took a quilting class--that was it, I was hooked! I have a HQ Sixteen and love to finish quilts for myself and others. My favorite quilts are traditional. I collect thimbles and love home made pincushions. I like cool colors best: shades of blue, green, purple, but hold to the philosophy that there is NO ugly fabric, nor ugly colors. Although....I am not too fond of floral prints or pastels. I love the Fossil Fern line and Aurefil thread is expensive, but wonderful. When I'm not quilting or spoiling my two sweet little granddaughters, I love to travel--been to Norway, New Zealand, Scotland, So. Africa (visited Dutch cousins who live in Durban) , cruised the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Baltic. It's a beautiful world, I hope to see as much of it as I can--and bring back fabric!