Bio: I am a Traditional Quilter. I love Needleturn Applique (freezer paper and back basting methods) Hand Quilting, and Long Arm Quilting and Piecing. The majority of my quilts are made to enter in judged Quilt Shows. I constantly look for new techniques and challenges in my quilting journey. After working 38 years for the Federal Government, retirement is great! I am a 6th generation niece of Frederic Chopin. My ggggrandparents came to the US directly from France in 1830-1840's. My Mother was an accomplished Pianist and taught music in the South Texas area for many years between 1930 and 1950. Piano lessons began for me at the age of 6. I play the piano and have a perfect pitch (guess that is from the Chopin line). I love Classical music and "the real Country and Western" genre.