I started quilting about 25 years ago! I took a beginning quilting class & did pretty traditional quilts for years. I also only hand-quilted until a few years ago. Going to one of Jacquie Gering's trunk shows about 4 years ago introduced me to modern quilting - I really had no idea it existed before that! Shortly after, I started blogging, and the quilting world continued to open up! I'd sewn on the same smallish machine for over 30 years, and about 4 years ago upgraded to an electronic machine that I could actually machine quilt on too, so I rarely hand quilt any more. I really enjoy blogging, getting to know other sewists, and am inspired by the community and creativity.