My crafting interests started through the inspiration of my aunt, a talented seamstress and knitter. Over the years I've done sewing, embroidery, and counted cross stitch. In 2003 a friend insisted that I try quilting, and that has become the core of my creative life ever since. I'm still making quilts mostly by other people's patterns, but I love the process of making them uniquely mine through fabric choices and occasional inspired changes to the pattern. I discovered QA several years ago and look to all issues for ideas and inspiration.