I'm a retired English teacher (30+ years), married, 4 children (one deceased), living in Des Moines, WA, a suburb of Seattle. I've sewn since I was a little girl: doll clothes, my own clothes, kids' clothes, the works. I began quilting after I retired, in 2004, so I'm relatively inexperienced at that. Nancy D and I are in a quilting-sewing group together, The Twisted Nuts (don't ask!), and we have been crazy quilting together for the last couple of years. We have been in Stitch Twelve with Debra, and she suggested joining this group as that one is closing. I'm looking forward to the discipline of this group to help me focus on learning new stitches and using them in creative ways.