So, I have been working with fabric and fiber all of my life. My mother taught me to sew and knit. A teacher friend taught me to quilt. I struggle with wanting my craft to be art and even to be able to make a living doing the art. Until I figure that all out I will remain a 3rd grade public school teacher and create on the side...My project for my 50th year is to create an art quilt from scratch. NO I will not be weaving my own fabric, but I will be dyeing all of the cloth I use and designing the quilt without a pattern. I envision a very detailed symbolic wall hanging....we shall see.