I can't remember when I didn't craft. I know I got my first real applique lesson in the 70's from Cindy Taylor Clarke when I learned near here home in Alfred, Maine. I took Quilt in a Day classes at Adult Education when my children were little but I had attempted quilting before that. I started sewing when I was in fifth grade and immediately began making my own clothes. So, you see, it's been a LONG time since I started.