I live in Merced, CA. I have been sewing most of my life starting with clothes for my Barbie. I started making clothes for myself after taking sewing with the local 4-H club. In 1992 I was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lynphoma. Because of the kind of Chemo I was undergoing I spent a lot time in the hospital and every time I was released the first thing I would do is head to the nearest fabric store (I just needed to fondle some fabric) which happen to be a quilt shop. It is all history now... I have just finished a comission for 17 quilts as art for a new library. My next step is to start entering some quilt contests which is a little scary to say the least.