I'm a French woman living on the Costa del Sol (south Spain, between Marbella and Gibraltar). I used to be an English and French as a Foreign Language teacher in the north of France and I'm now retired ,so I can dedicate my time to all the things I like: handicraft ,cooking and travelling !. I've been knitting,crocheting, sewing, making embroidery, bobbin lace,drawing, painting (silk painting ,watercolor..)...all my life. I started quilting in the 80s, gave it up and started again in 1993 .I first learnt hand quilting and then discovered machine quilting ,free motion quilting (which is my favorite technique),new materials and mixed media (I can mix all the techniques I know) I'm always very happy to receive your magazine. It gives me hints and matches my handicraft psychology as it invites people to develop their own creativity and find their own style. I 'm now creating everything I do. Most of all ,I like colors, transparency, painting fabrics and free motion stitching.