I've been sewing and crafting since I was about 12 years of age, many years ago. My mom sat me down and taught me how to sew after I started getting to picky about the way she was doing it. Silly me. I've been sewing ever since. When I was in my early 30's I took an evening class at a local school and made my first quilt. Sewing and quilting is my way of relaxing.