I recently retired from elementary school teaching I am now a full-time art quilter. I am originally from Mexico City. I volunteer as an interpreter in at a couple of local hospitals and have a prayer shawl ministry at my church. I was a piano teacher before I became a school teacher. I play several musical instruments. I have been sewing for over forty years and quilting for about ten. Making art quilts allows me to incorporate all my handy skills like knitting, beading, embroidery, painting, calligraphy, and quilting.