Hi: I've been learning quilting for about 15 years. Still consider myself a novice because I learn something new every time I sew. Over the years I've tried about every craft. Now I'm down to quilting and tatting. At one time my husband and I went to a couple craft shows a year. I've been a widow six years. Was married 51 years. My husband was career Air Force. We retired here in Houghton Lake in 1971. We have a great quilt shop here in town...AJ's Quiltery. She has a new website if you're interested. www.ajsquiltery.com She stocks over 200 bolts of 108" backings. I've enjoyed looking at all the beautiful quilts everyone makes. Looking forward to joining this great group.