I'm Joann, a retired teacher from Naperville, IL, transplanted (by choice) to the Hiawatha National Forest in central UP of Michigan. I'm originally from the Soo. I started quilting in 2000 because I wanted 4 unique matching bed covers for the cabin's bunkroom. By the time the 4 were done, I was hooked and had done 5 others. I'm active in the Munising quilt guild, enjoy being outdoors year round -- yes, even in the winter -- to include fishing, snowmobiling, 4 wheeling, kayaking, snowshoeing, walking woods trails, gathering firewood, etc., and LOVE to piece and quilt my quilts. I have an original Tin Lizzie 18 longarm machine. I'm married, have a daughter & son, and now have two grandsons.