Hi, my name is Carmen and I live in Olathe, Kansas but was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa. I've been quilting for the past 15 years. I love everything about quilting and belong to several guilds in the area. Most of my projects are machine pieced and quilted on a Bernina 150. I just learned to hand piece and find it very relaxing. This is a great site and have enjoyed reading all of the post for the past several months before joining.