As she threw her fabric around and spoke dramatically of pressing “to the dark side”, I was intrigued that Eleanor’s techniques were nothing like I had seen before. I had never thought of making a quilt until that moment, but that single thought changed everything. I quickly hit “record” on the VCR (Remember those?!) and intently studied every move she made. I thought, I can DO that! I didn’t have any cotton fabric as she had, but I did have plenty of scraps from the various garments I had made in school. Funny, wasn’t that how quilting got it’s start anyway?