Hello, I am new to this list. I live in north central Florida, and yes, it does get cold enough here to use quilts, LOL. I have only been quilting for about four years but I am addicted. I am currently working on some Dresden plates. I also make Native American ribbon shirts, shawls and other things to wear at PowWow's. I have a compact commercial embroidery machine and occasionally do an embroidered quilt.