I have been quilting for about 12 years. I currently am involved with a church group that supports our local hospital with over size lap quilts for terminal ill patients. I enjoy being able to give what God has so gracely given me. It makes my heart feel good. Today I'm in search of a particular pattern called 'lovers knot' for my nephews upcoming wedding in July. I saw the quilt this past summer. I look forward to conversing with you all. I am located in Minnesota 'yes' the state that has hit a monthly snow record of 33" and more to come yet I hear. I'm anxious to be an empty nester so I may have a quilting/sewing room - so I can do it more than ocassionaly. Enjoy your day! I'm off to find that pattern.