Once upon a time, there was a lady who longed to make a quilt. She wanted to know what all the hubbub was about but her life got in the way - she had children, jobs, a husband to take care of and then, she decided to go to school. Alas, it seemed that she would never find the time to learn to sew let alone quilt.
Then one day, the princess of the library (ahem), declared there would be a quilt group formed and the jubilant lady did a dance all around her cubicle, for now she had time. Her husband was gardening, her children were grown, and, she was FINALLY done with school (what about a PhD?)
So, the lovely lady went out in the world searching through all the fabric in the land until she found just the right ones. Proudly, she brought her fabric home and started to learn to quilt.
She learned to rotary cut and to sew. As she learned, her confidence grew. She asked questions and the merry ladies of the group eagerly stepped forward to advise and console when a stitch went astray.
She found that she had wonderful color sense and that it was okay that her rows were not always completely straight. The lady learned that sewing can be relaxing and she placed love in every stitch of her very first quilt.
Congratulation, Linda! You did it.