I remember when I was about six years old that I had heard about skills that were becoming obsolete. Tattting was a dying art for instance. I remember asking my paternal grandmother what other skills might also become extinct. She told me quilting. I decided then that I would try to learn these things so that they wouldn't die out. This was around 1972 before the big revival of quilting and other crafts in the mid-seventies. Here it is thirty some years later and these skills haven't died out. Now, it is a hugh industry (not just quilting). It provided so many with so much joy and given so many a creative outlet. I personally think it has also enhanced my spatial recognition and creative thinking skills which has helped my career immensely. So what were some of the reasons you learned to quilt or craft?