Hi Everyone. My name is Madeline. I am new to quilting. After teaching for 38 years I retired, and I am enjoying all those lovely pastimes I put on hold for lack of time. After working with roughly 1,000 children and raising 2 lovely daughters, I've decided to have some me time. High on my list of things to do was to learn to quilt proficiently. For a long time I have admired those artists (most of them female) who manage to shape bits of cloth into works of art. I would consider it an honor to join that "sorority" of like minded individuals. I only ask that you bear with this inept newbie. Thank you.