Hi everyone, I too am new to message boards, but I like reading them, and getting ideas. I am 56 and have been quilting about 5 years, I have a lot to learn but like everything about it. so relaxing. I am married have two grown children and two grandsons that are the joy of our life. Can't seem to get enough of them, too bad they live 2 hours away. We live in nortwest Ohio. by the way my name is Lou.