My mother taught me to sew using her ancient old Singer machine. I took my first quilting class when I was 13 at a local quilt shop and was hooked. I made quilts all through high school, but lost interest in my late teens/early 20's. A few years ago my aunt loaned me her sewing machine (another ancient old Singer!), and I've rediscovered my love of quilting. I blog at www.ruthannwoodblogspot.com.