I began my quilting experience in the early 1980s by taking an adult education class in Pleasant Hill. We drafted our own patterns, cut our templates out of sandpaper or cereal box cardboard, and cut our fabric with scissors! Yes, it was the dark ages! I joined the Vallejo Piecemakers Quilting Guild and learned a lot from those great friends. Eventually I started teaching to that club's members and teaching at The Cotton Patch in Lafayette. When we retired and moved to Pioneer in 1999 I quickly found Sierra Gold Quilt Guild and got very involved with that group. I've taught many classes to SGQG and at Quilters Corner over the years too.