I'm Colleen from Spokane, WA. I have been quilting for about 5 years. It's a snowball that grows! This year I made 8 quilts, all as gifts, and really learned a lot. I have also fine-tuned my sewing room so I have long counters on 3 walls, design boards, and a little tea party area, for when my grown daughters come home. I could live there. Will, when I retire in September of 2014. My husband has already retired, and has recently taken up the hobby of baking artisan bread. Good bye, girlish figure!