I started about a year ago. I discovered a new quilt shop and went in to see if I could find something for my mother - who is the avid quilter in the family. I ended up signing up for lessons. I had a sewing machine that my husband bought me about 3 years or so ago and I had not even learned how to thread the needle. It was still all packaged up. So I just started, and fell in love with the quilting world.