Hi to all the great quilters that I have been reading on the QB for the last year or so. I joined awhile ago but never got around to "joining in" or introducing myself so with the coming of the new year I decided to become a more active member of the board and jump right in. I am pushing myself to become more involved and pick up my life again. I lost my husband of 32 years August 2012 to cancer. The past year has been a blur but with the coming of 2014 I am ready to push onward with more quilting, sewing and becoming involved with others. I have sewn since I was 10, made all my girls and my clothing for years but stopped about 15 years ago. I grew up in Appalachia (WV) where there was lots of quilting going on even in the 60's before quilting had its' revival. My mother is a quilter still at 85. I have been actively quilting on my own for about 20 years. I have a sit down Tin Lizzie that I free motion quilt on. I love scrappy projects and often help quilting mother's quilt tops. I hope to connect here since I have never been good at attending our local guild. Look forward to lots of great friends, projects and sharing.