I’m Jeanne Knapp and I’m Sue’s sister-in-law. I started quilting, as we quilt today in 2002. I learned to make quilt blocks with templates, scissors and hand stitches in the 70’s. That quilt is a UFO ! I loved the handwork so I took a class from Betty Alderman and learned to needle point, embroider and cross stitch. Then my mother-in-law, Shirley who was quilting up a storm, invited me to a workshop taught by Georgia Bonesteel. I do not remember what we made that day but I knew I wanted to learn to cut fabric with a rotary cutter and make a quilt. Shirley said she would teach me. I will always think of that day as my first day of quilting. I learned to cut border strips, apply them and use my sewing machine to quilt a cross-hatch pattern on a redwork piece by Betty Alderman that I had embroidered. That small wall quilt has hung every Christmas since that day. I have learned many quilting techniques and made many quilts. My husband, Tom, Sue’s brother says he’s not sure I can be called ä quilter”because all he ever sees are tops! That is true. I love fabric and piecing. I cut and sew yards of fabric but I usually leave the quilting to the long armers. I owe my love for quilting to my family, Shirley, Sue, Margaret and Jane. Thank you for all you have taught me and the many opportunities I have had to enjoy the quilting world.