I first learned to sew in grade 8 home ec class. My grandmother was a quilter and I sure wish I had paid more attention to what she was doing. I took a quilt making class with my daughter-in-law about 12 years ago and have been quilting every since. I have also made lots of cute dresses for my grand daughter and shirts for grandsons. Now I prefer to work on small items such as placemats small wall hangings.