Hi, I am a quilter of 33 yrs, primarily hand quilting, but due to arthritis, I am switching to machine quilting. My interests include printmaking, scrimshaw, acrylic painting, woodcarving,woodblock printing, felting, dyeing and bookmaking. My wife passed away last year and now I have a huge master bedroom converted to my studio. I have 4 children, all grown and away from home. I will be retiring June 30th this year and am looking forward to some free time to pursue my artistic interests. I am a founding member of our local sewing club, formed as a mentor group to pass on fiber arts skills to our younger members, and I will be teaching a beginning quilting seminar to the 4-H members this July. I love QA Magazine and always get great inspiration from the materials published there. Happy to be aboard.