Way back in the dark ages, I used to be a nut about sewing. When I was a kid, I used to make clothes for my Cabbage Patch Doll (does anyone remember when people went CRAZY to get those things?). I also used to take scraps from my mom's sewing basket and piece them together in pinwheels and make them into little pillows. I wonder where they ended up. Probably somewhere in my mom's attic. That was my first exploration in what I thought was quilting. Turns out I was just piecing. The quilting bit is when you sew three layers together. I used to make and sell dog collars but since I don't have dogs anymore, it's kind of hard to call myself the "Sew Crazy Dog Lady" To be honest, I hadn't made collars in a long time anyway. My heart just wasn't in it so I just made a few here and there for friends and for my own dogs. But I have SO. MUCH. FABRIC. that I wanted to do something with it. So I figured I'd learn how to quilt. I could probably have figured it out on my own, but well... I had fabric from when I was going to teach myself over 15 years ago, untouched. So I guessed I'd better take a class. A friend mentioned she had been to Pookies Fabrics in Troy and how great it was so I was excited to see they were offering a beginning quilting class making this quilt! Alfred's Fabrics and Flying Geese closed it's a bit sparse around here. Anyway, here is my quilt. The Autism fabric was kind of a fluke. LB helped me pick it out and we thought it was cool. I was going to donate the finished quilt, but there are too many mistakes in it for me to feel good about it. Even though "no one would complain".