I have been “seriously” quilting since around 2010. I recovered from breast cancer in 2009 and then immediately there after fell off my bike and broke my hip and wrist. After completing rehab my husband suggested that I get back into sewing. So that Christmas I made all my little nieces a little quilt. For the little girls it was big enough, but for the older ones it was like a wall hanging. I enjoyed it immensely and there after started making quilts as gifts for family members and friends. Most everybody in my family has a quilt made by me. I don’t do traditional quilts I think about that person and what their life is all about and I make a quilt for them based on that. I call them theme quilts. I just finished up a quilt that I donated to the 4H and called it a barnyard quilt. I love making quilts. It brings me a lot of peace. My husband died in November 2013 and quilting is the only thing that saved me. The loneliness was overwhelming, but as long as I was quilting, it kept my mind away from that loss. I believe I have made at least 55 quilts since he died.