Hi everyone. I have been enjoying all the topics and posting, so thought I should introduce myself before I am no longer a newbie. I live on a farm in central VA, am retired and finally free to quilt and garden to my heart's content. My avatar is my first quilt top...as yet unquilted. My goal for this new year is to learn machine quilting and finish my tops! I love color and designing, and want to make art quilts. This board is great...so many topics, super people, and enthusiasm. I am so glad I found it. Now I just have to discipline myself to quilt instead of reading about it!