Welcome from North Carolina!
Welcome to the Quilting Board!
Welcome from the small country town of Meeker, Oklahoma!
Welcome from OHIO!
Being a great quilter is 5% talent and 95% pushing yourself away from the internet!
If you want classes, I would also look into the ones at Craftsy.com and Annie's.com. There is also a site on the web called Favequilts, and it offers free patterns in beginner, intermediate and advanced quilting. It also has a lot of tutorials on the site.
Pinterest has a surprising number of boards devoted to quilting, sewing, quilting tutorials and sewing tutorials. Check it out! You'll be surprised!