I'm a self taught quilter. I machine piece and hand quilt. Well if I get the nerve up to do some quilting that is. I've tied all the quilts (two) I've made so far. I'm a history major in college and love the history of quilts and the traditional patterns.
I also hope to open a store on Etsy soon. (if this inappropriate to mention feel free to delete.)
I love using 100% cotton for my quilts and cotton batting. I'm still working on how to get edges done. Can't remember the word to finish off the quilt. Right now I just fold over the back of quilt to cover up the front, pin and sew.
I own a Singer sewing machine. It's pretty basic but gets what I need done.