I made my first quilt in 1957 after just learning to sew in 1954. I came from a non-sewing family so I was pretty much self-taught for years: pattern instructions for clothing, McCall’s Needlework and Crafts magazine for craft directions in the 1950s and 60s. At the time of the bicentennial in the US in 1976 quilting was revived as an important craft and I began teaching. From there I went on to do workshops and programs for quilt guilds while continuing to teach locally at quilt shops. Now in my retirement I’m trying to cram in as much fun playing with color as possible. Having a blog has allowed me to connect with hundreds of people with common interests. I love sharing tips and tricks that I have learned over the years and through readers commenting I have gained some wonderful friends.