I learned how to sew at a very young age. I did practically every type of hand work. Knitting, crocheting, crewel, embroidery, macrame etc. I learned to use a sewing machine at age 10. In 7th grade, while others were making aprons, I was making a dress for myself with an inset bodice piece! I have done upholstery work, made wedding headpieces, made purses, women's clothes, leisure suits for husband, nothing stopped me from learning.
I told myself I wouldn't learn to quilt, until I was a grandmother. The day my daughter told me she was expecting, I signed up for a quilt class. The twins are 21 now and I have had great experiences since that day.
After making quilts, I wanted more. I attended as many quilt shows as I could. And attended many lectures near and far. At one Fabric Study class, I got hooked. I never realized that there was so much more to learn about fabrics. I attended annual American Quilt Society appraising classes in Paducah, Kentucky since 2008 for my vacations. And, in 2016 I became a Certified AQS Quilt Appraiser. I belong to several fabric study groups.
My husband and I have a motorhome. My plan after I retired, was to travel and appraise, give trunk show lectures, with unique quilts I have found, appraise at quilt shows or guilds and teach while on the road. I love meeting people and there are so many interesting people out there.