It's never too late to start quilting!
My little friend, Kaye, is in her 70's. She joined a group of friends from church and over the past year made a "block of the month" quilt from a free online pattern (http://www.blockcentral.com "Patchwork Panache") She called it her "Church Ladies" quilt, and it measures 108" x 108", a real accomplishment! She also told me that she has never really sewn much. (?!?) What a great way to learn to quilt ~ with sampler blocks and friends! This will truly be a treasure for her, and eventually for her family.
I freehand quilted some feathered vines and wreaths, roses, grids and curlicues. My girls added the binding for her, then little Mrs. Kaye took it right home and slept under her beautiful creation! I'm so proud of her!