I have been enjoying the posts on this forum for some time and have never had the nerve to post anything. I see there are others from Bakersfield (where I live) and I love asking for advice and sharing things going on in our guild. I need help often, even though I have been quilting for several years. The ladies (and gentleman) in our guild are wonderful and I have learned so much from them. We have many prize winners who are members. I am not a prize winner, but I rub elbows with many of them!! Nice people all.